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CHC30113
Certificate III in

Early Childhood Education and Care

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Start date
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Duration
12 months
Mode
100% online
Units
18 units

Summary

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This accredited qualification is now the minimum requirement to work in early education, day care or child care settings across Australia. Find work in one of the biggest, busiest growth industries where you can use your skills to inspire and educate children. Working in early childhood education and care can be a fulfilling and rewarding role.
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I found it really interesting, and unlike other courses my study was actually fun. Work placement allowed me to step into the industry and learn so much more.
Nazia Hussain
, Upskilled Training Coordinator
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Detail

This course will give you the skills and accredited competencies you’ll need to enter a professional role in an early education setting. Including work placement requirements, this online certificate will prepare you to identify the health and safety needs of children, run an efficient operation, identify and respond to children at risk, and work well with other early educational professionals.
  • Course structure

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Work placement
    The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care requires a minimum of 120 hours to be completed in a registered and licensed children's service, supervised by qualified staff.

    You will be required to complete an application for a Working with Children Check prior to enrolment in this course.

    Upskilled will secure your work placement, ensuring we can provide an environment in which you can be successful in the course. During your placement, an Upskilled workplace assessor will visit you to observe you performing some of your assessment tasks. More information on work placement can be found here.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • Practical demonstration/task/presentation
    • Role play
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be successfully completed to attain the qualification. This program is broken into 5 logical clusters of training:
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Diversity in Child Care
  • Promote care for Babies and Children
  • Care and Child Protection
  • Compliance and Legislation
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE002
    Ensure the health and safety of children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE003
    Provide care for children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured. This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE005
    Provide care for babies and toddlers

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE004
    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE010
    Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age. This unit applies to educators working in a range of early childhood education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE011
    Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children’s play and learning. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE007
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour. This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE009
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE013
    Use information about children to inform practice

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE006
    Support behaviour of children and young people

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCSAC004
    Support the holistic development of children in school age care

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from 5 to 12 years of age. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCPRT003
    Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within an established child protection framework. It also covers standard protocols to maintain a safe environment for children and young people. This unit applies to a range of child protection work occurring in an interagency framework of practice.

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Educators

  • Trainer
    Inderpreet Kaur
    Inderpreet Kaur is a trainer for Upskilled. She is passionate about the online education space and seeks to inspire her students on a daily basis. She has worked in a variety of industries in various technical and leadership positions. Inderpreet has a wide range of experience under her belt, including project management, communication, innovation and community services. This trainer is passionate about supporting and giving voice to the most disadvantaged pockets of society, including children and adolescents.

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