Course Code: CHC30113
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The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is Australia’s leading child care course and qualification. Inspire Education’s child care courses are regarded as some of the best in the country. The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the current industry minimum standard in becoming a qualified assistant and educator in a child care centre.
Get qualified with Inspire and be at the forefront of the child care industry by gaining Australia’s most current Child Care Qualification with one of Australia’s more respected child care training institutes.
Australia’s Leading Child Care Course, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Cert III Child Care course) is a nationally-accredited course designed for anyone wanting to gain roles such as:
Australia’s newest Accredited early child care course, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC30113 supersedes the older Certificate III in Children’s Services – CHC30712 qualification.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is a Australia’s most popular child care course, and a nationally recognised and accredited Australian child care qualification. It is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their child care skills to and work in childcare roles across Australia.
Our Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care course will teach you a range of skills designed to help you give young children the best start in life possible. Throughout the course you will learn how to ensure children’s health and safety while in a care environment, including promoting healthy eating, how to work effectively using learning and ethical frameworks, and how to support the physical and emotional well being of children in your care.
Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course will also teach you the ways to provide experiences of play and learning to support children’s development plus many other excellent child caring and work-based skills. Life is too short… so why not start a career doing what you LOVE? By studying Australia’s leading early education and child care qualification with Inspire, you can start doing what you love right away!
Inspire Education has adopted a “clustered” approach to our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care courses. This means we have divided our courses into just seven workbooks (instead of 18 separate units). This means you will have only seven workbooks to submit to complete your course! By using this “holistic” approach our students are able to study at a good pace because information is not duplicated.
Course Delivery: The course is offered through Online Learning, the most popular and effective method of course delivery. Students are able to complete their training from anywhere in Australia, from remote areas and small towns to major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide. Online study allows students to work at their own pace, at times most convenient to them.
Nominal Hours: The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has a nominal completion time of 705 hours (including the Vocational Placement). This equals approximately 14 hours of study per week, however students can work at their own pace and complete the course faster if they like.
Assessment Methods: The course is assessed through a combination of written questions, case studies and a skills journal (completed during the Vocational Placement). This gives students the maximum opportunity to develop and demonstrate their childcare skills and knowledge.
Course Duration: Students have up to 12 months to complete the course from their enrolment date. Students can start training at any time throughout the year.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is comprised of 15 core units, and 3 electives. Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care includes elective units which have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of child care professionals.
Unit Clustering: Inspire Education has clustered the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care into just 6 easy-to-follow theory workbooks and 1 practical skills journal – this is to help you complete your course faster by reducing duplicate content and assessing any learning objectives that overlap across units just once!
CHCCS400C – Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTHIR404D – Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting^
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCORG303C – Participate effectively in the work environment
HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
^ The HLTAID004: Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.
Units from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are now included in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. This means you can now enrol directly into the Diploma qualification if you wish to work in the child care industry at a supervisor or manager level. Alternatively, you can complete the Certificate III qualification separately and apply for credit for those units if you wish to continue on to Diploma training at a later date.
There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
However, it is preferred that students:
Students will need to undertake a working with children/police check before completing their Vocational Placement (see your local state/territory regulations for more information).
To support your studies Inspire will provide:
To complete your studies you will need to have access to:
To successfully complete your Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, you will need to initiate contact with a registered Early Education & Care facility to complete workplace-based experience (minimum 120 hours and maximum 240 hours). This will help you solidify your practical experience and skills in working with children and allow you to demonstrate your practical competencies in a real workplace. The vocational placement is the only way to demonstrate all necessary skills and abilities and is required to complete the course.
To view what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider, click here >> Vocational Placement FAQs
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is suitable for anyone looking to begin or formalise their education in the children’s services industry, and seeking entry level employment in the child care industry.
After completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, learners can continue their child care studies with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The Diploma qualification is suitable to pursue roles as a group leader, family day care coordinator or centre manager.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care now includes some units from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Learners may enrol directly into the Diploma without completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care first.
Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your child care skills:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.
We also offer a fast-track 6 Month Upgrade Course for anyone who currently holds the Certificate III in Children’s Services (CHC30712) with the below units:
> CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
> CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
> HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has set minimum training standards for all educators who are directly working with children in Birth to Preschool age Long Day Care centres. Educators must hold or be working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification (or higher). All Family Day Care educators must also hold or be working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification (or higher).