CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification (CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care) 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.
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This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
There are no formal pre-requisites in the training package for course entry, however ACSE sets a number of its own entry requirements.
- LLN – Clients must demonstrate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills in line with AQF qualification level demands and ACSF skill level. Each client will undergo an LLN assessment during the application process.
- Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 2), writing (ACSF Level 2), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course. ACSE administers an LLN test based on the desirable ACSF levels.
- Clients must have access to a regulated education and care service facility that provides early education and care services to school aged and pre-school children. The candidate must be able to fulfill the work placement requirements of the course in a regulated education and care service facility. Work placement requirements will be discussed with all clients’ pre-enrolment. ACSE will organise work placement through its network of Little Oz Kids providers and other partner facilities.
- All students will be required to have completed the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting and have a current Working with Children Check https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check.
- Due to the course study requirements and individual workplace policy, clients must be able to satisfy the above LLN requirements prior to gaining entry to the course and the First Aid and WWCC prior to work placement.
Clients must also have access to:
- A PC or equivalent running or capable of running Microsoft Windows 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 and above
- Internet connection
A mixed delivery mode is employed including workplace and face to face training that will take place in ACSE training venues and live work sites, facilitated under MOU partner arrangements. Face to face training classes will be restricted to a maximum of 15 clients, with an average class size of 10 students in most cases.
ACSE will use commercial fee for hire training venues on a regular basis in established locations, close to public amenities and transport.
The program is also available for those who wish to study by supported distance learning, online through our Student Portal and work self paced.
The primary venue to commence training will be:
The Mount Druitt Hub, Ayers Grove, Mt Druitt, Sydney, NSW. ACSE have a signed agreement for use of the training facilities on a commercial hire basis as required. The facility has fully equipped training rooms, recreational areas, disability access and is close to all amenities and the Mt Druitt train station.
Clients are provided with an induction to the course to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services (Support Services Directory) and other relevant information.
Summary Delivery Modes
- Clients will be provided with all learning material and timetabling at orientation. These materials will be provided in electronic format through access to the Catapult LMS portal. https://acse.elearninglogin.com/ Clients can access the learning and assessment material at any time via the LMS.
- Clients will be informed of which reading to undertake in preparation for face to face sessions and which formative activities need to be completed away from class. Clients may attempt all the activities in the text books prior to or after the face to face sessions and contact their trainer for feedback.
- Clients will also be provided with a list of reference materials that can also be accessed to develop their knowledge.
- Client are encouraged to contact their Trainer/Assessor at any time via email, even outside of class times.
- Trainers may contact clients via Skype, Google Hang Outs, e-mail, phone and in person.
- Clients will have access to a Family Day Care environment for the duration of their studies. They will be able to learn on the job and apply the knowledge gained from the text books, through interactions with trainers and the knowledge and skills developed through face to face training.
- Trainers will also visit clients in the workplace to demonstrate how to complete activities, discuss concepts, approaches to difficulties the client may be experiencing in the workplace, answer questions, conduct any required assessment and generally provide support. Opportunities for formative assessment will also be provided during contact with feedback given on areas to develop in preparation for Summative assessment.
- Face to face training will be provided one day per week.
- Clients are provided time in between face to face sessions and assessment to apply knowledge and skills to the workplace and consolidate learning.
- Trainers will liaise with clients regarding progress and provide advice on how to prepare for assessment.
The following techniques are employed during face to face delivery depending on the subject matter: power point presentations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and clients complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.
The face to face classes will focus on one unit of competency. However the relationship between each unit of competency and others that will be assessed in each cluster will be outlined during all delivery methodologies. With delivering face to face training in this manner, clients have the opportunity to learn and apply the same knowledge, concepts and skills in a variety of contexts over several weeks before being required to demonstrate competency in an assessment.
During non- face to face contact time clients will read the learning material to develop knowledge and understanding. This includes a mixture of theoretical information and formative activities. Learner Guides include sufficient information for the clients to acquire knowledge, undertake practice activities and complete tasks. Clients will be provided support via telephone, video access and e-mail by our trainers.
Trainers will also contact clients on a regular basis to provide support and assistance outside of scheduled face to face classes. During the contact your trainer will provide support and encouragement and discuss:
- relevant course content and concepts
- learning opportunities
- feedback on submissions
- any issues the student is experiencing
- assessment requirements
- student progress
- course delivery schedule
- work placement related matters
During workplace delivery and/ or work placement, clients practice applying the relevant knowledge and skills in the workplace when completing job/ role activities. Clients develop their knowledge and skills through performing workplace tasks that relate to the relevant units of competency and also complete learning activities in their own time. Clients are provided guidance, instruction and feedback by workplace supervisors on their competency in performing workplace tasks. Trainers liaise with workplace supervisors to ascertain levels of competence where appropriate. Trainers will, also arrange visits to the workplace to provide instruction, support and for assessment purposes.
Clients will be provided opportunities for Formative assessment during delivery. Trainers provide feedback to clients on areas for improvements to facilitate the development of appropriate knowledge and skills and prepare them for summative assessment.
The trainer may provide additional learning material where gaps are identified in the participant’s underpinning knowledge. Training staff will take all feasible steps to adjust delivery methodologies and materials to cater for individual learning needs.
The course duration is 12 months with students attending 1 day a week for 6.5 hours each day. This includes all learning and assessment activities, inclusive of 120 hours of mandatory work placement.
However, it is anticipated that the course length will be adjusted to cater for individual client’s requirements. The recommended/ scheduled dates for face to face training, other learning methodologies and then subsequently assessment can and will be adjusted to satisfy client requirements.
The AQF Volume of Learning allows for a Certificate III level program to be completed over 1-2 years and this means the flexibility exists to extend the duration where required if a student is experiencing difficulty and requires extra time to complete.
This qualification consists of 15 core units and 3 elective units.
Units of Competency
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- 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
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
- BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
You will be provided access to learning materials including:
- Learners Guides
- Assessment Workbooks
- Case Studies
- Simulated Work Environment
- Other resources including videos and reference material
- Additional assessment resources
Fees are payable when you receive your confirmation of enrolment and invoice for the enrolment fee. Fees must be paid within 5 days of receiving this notification from ACSE. We may cancel an enrolment or discontinue training if fees are not paid as required. Payment methods include direct deposit, cheque or credit card via Pay Pal.
- $500 non-refundable deposit to secure course place.
- Students will be required to purchase a textbook at additional cost for this program, ask staff for details
- Weekly Payment plan and installment options are available. Enquire about this option when you contact us if applicable.
- Total Cost: $1550
Our full Fee Schedule and Refund Policy are available at https://www.acse.edu.au/downloads/
As a condition of Enrolment and prior to signing any Enrolment paperwork, we require you to read our Refund Policy in full. This is to ensure you understand your rights with regard to obtaining a refund and any timelines that prescribe whether that can occur or not and the level of refund you may be entitled to.
Please go to https://acse.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/52-Refund-and-Cancellation-Policy.pdf and read the policy in full or request a copy from [email protected]
To successfully complete the course, you will be required to submit a range of formative and summative assessment items at pre-determined intervals where possible. These include:
- Underpinning Knowledge reading and written responses
- Case study reading and written responses
- Journal and Ledger entry workbooks
- Practical projects
- Demonstration or observation (via video submission or digital media, mainly for RPL applicants)
- Presentation (via video submission as an alternative assessment mechanism)
Assessment is used to provide candidates with feedback on their progress and to measure their skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements.
Assessment timelines will be provided on enrolment as part of your enrolment information package.
|On completion of this course, you may be guaranteed entry into a related bachelor degree, and in some cases, receive credit towards your degree. There is a direct pathway into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Candidates can also receive up to 14 units of Credit Transfer toward the Diploma from CHC30113.|
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.
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.
Occupational titles may include
- Childhood Educator Assistant
- Outside School Hours Aide (OOSH)
- Preschool Assistant
- Education Assistant
- Indigenous Language and Cultural Teaching Assistant
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