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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 to 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

CHC30113

Overview

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Note: Assessment includes mandatory work placement in a regulated education/care service of at least 120 hours to meet evidence requirements.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:

>Youth Worker

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care include, but are not limited to CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $2,933.00 - $3,283.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $8,380.00 - $9,380.00 dependent on the units chosen.

Study Education at CDU

Why study education at CDU?

Educate and inspire the next generation with a teaching degree at CDU. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to enter the classroom with confidence, equipped with a nationally-accredited degree to work anywhere in Australia.

  • #1 for teaching employment outcomes in Australia (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Unique opportunities for regional and remote placements

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care a total of Eighteen (18) units of competency must be completed comprising Fifteen (15) Core and Three (3) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 838- 938. Total nominal hours will vary depending on elective units selected.

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
70
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
70
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
40
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
40
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
20
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
20
  Total nominal hours for core units
748
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 3)
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
30
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
30
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
40
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
30
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
  Total nominal hours for core units
748
  Total nominal hours for elective units
90-190
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
838-938

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

If you have not yet obtained an Ochre Card, please contact SAFENT on 1800 723 368.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

Charles Darwin University has arranged some great placements for me, all within 10 minutes of my home in regional New South Wales. I like that you're in a classroom early in the degree, learning the ropes. And I got to experience different types of schools, demographic areas and leadership styles.

Matt

CDU Student

CDU teaching student in regional NSW smiling at the camerA

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Away from base

AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

Study Mode: On campus or off campus self-paced

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Child Care Worker
Area of study
Education

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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