COURSE CODE: CHC30113   |   CRISCOS CODE: 081686E   |   Duration 52 weeks

Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
for International Students

It's not just about taking your place in a growing industry and it's not just about building a respected career with great prospects.

When you are trained and skilled in childcare you can make a real difference to real lives.
Kids love you, parents love you, they talk about you and they remember you.

Progressing your career in childcare means you have a chance to do something really special, really meaningful.

This qualification is targeted at students who are either existing employees in the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry or want to pursue a career in this industry as it reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

COURSE DETAILS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no academic requirements for this qualification, however, Alpha International College requires that all students: 

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have the physical capacity to work as an Early Childhood Educator
  • Have a positive attitude and caring value towards children
  • Pass a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
  • Be willing to participate in a minimum of 120 hours of unpaid work placement
  • International Students must have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent
COURSE OUTCOMES AND PATHWAYS

Students who complete the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may find themselves working in a range of education and care settings, or with school-aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs in roles such as:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Nanny
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistance
  • Family Day Care Worker

Students may also like to continue their formal training by undertaking the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

COURSE FEES

COURSE FEES

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care/tuition fee$8,000 (no concessions)
Course Enrolment/Application Fee$500 (no refund / can be transferred)

ADDITIONAL FEES

National Police Check$46.90 (required prior to enrolment)
Working with Children Check$121.40(required prior to enrolment)
Materials$250

ADMINISTRATION FEES 

Withdrawal from Course$150
Resubmission of Assessment$20 (per unit)
Reissue of Certificate$80 (per certificate)
Reissue of Statement of Attainment$80 (per statement of attainment)

*All payments can be made either by Cheque, Cash or Direct Deposit. Once you have completed and submitted your enrolment form to our office, we will provide an invoice detailing all payment options

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is structured to ensure that students receive adequate training in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This includes:

  • 52 weeks of classroom based training of 20 hours face-to-face delivery per week
  • In addition, students are observed in the workplace over a period of at least 6 weeks of 20 hours per week
  • Students will also have 4 x 2 week breaks throughout the course duration

The qualification is made up of 18 units of competency which consists of 15 core units and 3 elective units that have been chosen by Alpha International College based on industry requirements.

#NoUnit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveHrs
1CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore60
2CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceCore40
3CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenCore80
4CHCECE003Provide care for childrenCore80
5CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCore60
6CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersCore80
7CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore80
8CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore40
9CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhoodCore100
10CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningCore100
11CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practiceCore40
12CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk1Core60
13HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingCore20
14HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safetyCore40
15CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore40
16BSBWOR301Organise personal work prioritiesElective*40
17CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young peopleElective*30
18CHCECE012Support children to connect with their worldElective*40

 

VOLUME OF LEARNING

The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. As per the Australian Quality Framework, students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced. The hours that make up the volume of learning for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are:

CategoriesHours
Face-to-Face Learning and assessments1040
Home study (homework, projects, research)52
Work Placement120
Total Volume of Learning1212*

*The total volume of learning for a Certificate III level qualification must be at least 1200 hours. These hours do not include breaks.

 

INTAKES 2018/2019

2018: 29 January , 23 April, 16 July, 08 October

2019: 28 January,  22 April, 15 July, 14 October

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HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Alpha International College 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
ASSESSMENT METHODS
REFUND POLICY
STUDENT HANDBOOK
IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT NEEDS AND SUPPORT
RESOURCES
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. RPL evidence must include some of the following:

  • Work experience
  • Life experience
  • Previous study
  • Professional development programs

If you wish to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer, please notify Alpha International College  on the Enrolment form

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outline in our policies and procedures.

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Simulated/Practical Assessment
REFUND POLICY

To view our refunds policy and procedures, please click on the below link.

Fees, Charges and Refund Policy and Procedure

STUDENT HANDBOOK

TO BE ADDED

IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT NEEDS AND SUPPORT

Student needs are declared by the applicant at the time of enrolment: the application form allows the applicant to self-declare where they have learning disabilities.  Every student is interviewed either face-to-face or over the telephone to attempt to establish the applicant skill and knowledge levels, their current employment and how that relates to the course content and interaction.

Where language, literacy, and numeracy are in question, Alpha International College has a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment they may undertake to confirm their level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.  Reasonable adjustment to training and assessment will be made and additional support (e.g. LLN, assistive technology, additional training, alternative delivery and assessment modes and methods) provided where students with physical attributes or specific learning needs are identified as requiring these changes to complete their training and assessment.

RESOURCES

Students will be provided with the following resources required to complete the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Learner Guide
  • Course Handouts
  • Childcare Equipment and Resources

Students will need to ensure that they bring the appropriate stationary to their training including an A4 notebook and pens.

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