Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Are you passionate about the importance of young children’s learning and development? Are you a patient, understanding, responsible and caring individual?
If you answered yes, then the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may be perfect for you! This Nationally Recognised Training course equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for working in this exciting and challenging industry.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Childhood Educator Assistant
- Early Childhood Educator
- Before and After School Care Assistant
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Recreation Assistant
- Family Daycare Worker
- Childhood Educator
- Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant
- Long Daycare/Occasional Care
What You'll Learn
This course comprises 17 units consisting of 15 core units and 2 elective units, covering skills and knowledge that includes:
- Ensuring the health and safety of infants and young children
- Caring for babies and toddlers
- Introduction to early childhood learning and development
- How to use an approved learning framework
- How to provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
- And more!
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- The duration of the class delivery is approximately 40 weeks.
- Cass-based and blended-online for those with some experience or who are unable to attend classes.
- This program is held one day per week at our Carnegie campus, Level 1, 1060 Dandenong Road, Carnegie.
- There are no specific entry requirements, however, to gain maximum benefit from this training, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English.
- It is recommended that applicants have completed at least a Year 10 secondary school level.
- All applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including an evaluation of existing language, literacy and numeracy skills.
- 160 hours of practical placement so that you can enjoy plenty of opportunities to practise your skills and knowledge throughout the course.
- Assessment tasks are practical and oriented to the work or placement context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and as practical demonstrations.
- Feedback on the completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course.
- You will also be assessed while on-site completing your placement of minimum 160 hours. Your placement supervisor will also be asked to provide third party reports on your progress and feedback on your overall placement performance.
- Included in your fees, you will receive two textbooks in your first sessions and further resources will be supplied by your facilitator as required.
- These comprehensive resources will support your learning throughout your course and become an excellent point of reference for your future career.
On completion of this qualification, you can:
- apply for work in the early childhood education and care sector;
- take your studies further with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (with credits for relevant units), a Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support
- a higher education course in early childhood education and care
- There are requirements for working and learning in the early childhood education and care sector that all applicants should be aware of prior to enrolment. As you must complete a placement in an approved, regulated early childhood education and care provider, you will be required to undergo a Working With Children check, as well as a National Police Check.
- Please consider this information carefully prior to enrolment to ensure you will be eligible to fulfil these requirements, as Phillips Institute cannot be held responsible for the inability of any student to meet their practical placement assessment requirements which are a non-negotiable component of this program.
- For more information about these requirements, speak to one of our course advisors.
**These units require candidates to complete a minimum of 160 hours of placement with a regulated education and care provider.
*Please note: elective units as published may be subject to change – please confirm prior to enrolment.
Please note: this qualification supersedes the previous version of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Phillips Institute is transitioning current students or ensuring they have completed their existing enrolment according to our transition policy.
About Phillips Institute
Our courses are nationally recognised, which means you receive the accredited training and current skills for the workplace that employers expect.
We offer government-funded training to eligible applicants for most courses, and we even offer easy payment plans whether you’re funded or paying the full fee.
Class-based, facilitator-led training, with day, evening and weekend classes for Certificate III and Certificate IV programs. We also offer blended flexible learning, with online or print-based options for Certificate IV and Diploma programs.
If your course requires a placement, we will assist to source and organise one for you as close to your home as possible. This is a service we’ve been offering to our students for over 20 years.
Dedicated, professional educators with current industry knowledge and skills, and extensive training experience, ready to assist you to take the next step. And because we consult regularly with employer organisations, the training we deliver is what the industry expects.
Phillips Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #21868)