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CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Join one of Australia's Fastest Growing Industries

With over 50,000 job openings expected in the next five years and 130,000 people currently employed (Department of Employment, 2014), childcare is an exciting growth industry offering many opportunities for those who possess the right skills and qualifications.

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    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: CHC30113 Course Name: CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Duration: 42 Weeks Department: School of Education
AQF Level: Level 3 - Certificate III Funding: DTWD funding & VTG funding available
Course Location: Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Online (Blended)

Witness Learning and Development

Childcare educators are with children as they reach important milestones in their lives. Seeing a child speak their first sentence or take their first steps is a great source of satisfaction and fulfilment as well as a privilege. Children are the future of our world and contributing to their cognitive and social development at important formative stages in their lives is an amazing opportunity as well as a great responsibility.

Flexibility - Work, Study and Live

Start working as soon as you enrol! Most childcare facilities require that you be progressing toward a childcare qualification as a condition of employment, so you can work in the industry as soon as you enrol.

With mixed mode (blended) course delivery, fitting your study in with your other commitments has never been easier. Mixed mode course delivery uses exciting and innovative eLearning and communication technologies, extensive student teacher interaction via webcams and social media and rich multimedia content to ensure that delivery of theory components of the course is exciting and engaging. Practical components are still taught in a hands on way in the classroom, the simulation laboratory and through placements in childcare facilities.

Introduction

IHNA's comprehensive training course in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who wish to make their career caring for young children, and planning activities that focus on the child's development. Graduates can practice in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings.

The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the needs of employers, to optimise career opportunities across the Childhood Education and Care sector in Australia.

The CHC30113 - Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care is nationally accredited and is suited to early childhood educators who wish to work with very young children.
The total tuition cost for the CHC30113 - Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care

State
VictoriaAUD $3,800
New South WalesAUD $3,800
Western AustraliaAUD $3,800

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher-led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 850 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.
Besides the above-structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practising communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

BLENDED:

This course will be delivered over 850 hours, including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester. The student opting blended form of delivery has to mandatorily attend 1 day of contact theory support sessions per week.
Blended students also need to complete 12 hours of structured e-learning per week. Besides the above-structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practising communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.
Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus in the first week, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation

The total structured duration of the course is one year including PEP. Gain credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous study and work place experience and fast-track your studies. Call us to find more.

18 units are required for award of this qualification including:
•   15 core units
•   3 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
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 work health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment as early childhood educators, outside school hours care assistants, personal care assistants, playgroup supervisors, in-home respite workers, recreation assistants, family day care workers, community support workers, nannies, childhood educators, community care workers, relievers, or childhood educator assistants (among other job descriptions).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP):

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEP
A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required. IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control.
The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength : Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility : Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing : Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision : Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication : Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Interested in this course?

Then applying for the CHC30113 - Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care with IHNA. Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on our TOLL FREE: 1800 2252 83

Face to face Delivery

Perth

Mar 05, 2018

Online (Blended) Delivery

Sydney(Parramatta)

Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

• Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
• Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
• Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
• A mix of the above.


This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

• Perform tasks or jobs
• Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
• Provide evidence of your work
• A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
• The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.


OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

CREDIT TRANSFER (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

Credit Finder – Find credit towards your course from your previous study

 
CREDIT UNITS

For more details call our RPL specialists today at 1800 22 52 83 ( Toll Free ) or scroll down to submit an enquiry.


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