CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Comprehensive Training for Beginning Early Childhood Educators

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is ICCC’s entry level program, providing you with hands-on experience to gain a thorough understanding of what it’s like to be an Early Childhood Educator working with young children and families. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings.

early childhood play

Key Features

  • Award winning learning resources
  • Comprehensive support network
  • Unrivalled e-learning experience and assessment
  • Timely and concise learning and assessment support
  • True flexibility with variable self-paced learning
  • Collaboration with workplace supervisors
  • On-the-job training and assessment that develops real workplace skills and the strong underpinning knowledge needed to be an effective educator
Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training
You will develop skills and knowledge in:
  • building and creating play resources to support children 0 – 6 years
  • caring for babies, toddlers, and young children
  • working with families
  • supporting children’s development and well-being
  • identifying and responding to children and young people at risk
  • sustainable practices in a children’s centre
  • observing, analysing and gathering information to plan for children’s learning
Assessment includes:
  • Knowledge assessment (Online Theory Tasks)
  • Skills assessment (Workplace Tasks)
  • Observation assessment (Observable tasks)

 

Assessment is ongoing throughout the training period – there are no final exams.

“This has been such an amazing experience and I have loved every minute. Everyone involved was always so helpful and supportive. This has been an amazing opportunity and I’m forever great full for the help I received while completing this course.

 

I cannot wait to see what the future holds in this industry for me.”

“This has been such an amazing experience and I have loved every minute. Everyone involved was always so helpful and supportive. This has been an amazing opportunity and I’m forever great full for the help I received while completing this course.

I cannot wait to see what the future holds in this industry for me.”

Study Options

There are several options for learners to choose from when studying CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care depending on your circumstances and study preferences. The tabs below display core information for each option.

 

If you are unsure which of these is most suitable for you, please contact the college via email at [email protected] or complete a course enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Trainee

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is ICCC’s entry level program, providing you with hands-on experience to gain a thorough understanding of what it’s like to be an early childhood educator working with young children and families. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings.

 

Study mode: Online + Workplace training
Duration: 18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Next Available Start Date: Start any time!

 

Conditions of Enrolment

  • Students must be a minimum age of 16 to be eligible for enrolment;
  • Students must be employed in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service as a New Entrant Trainee.

 

Fees: $0 to $9,600 – Fee Free for eligible NSW New Entrant Traineeships with training starting between 1/1/2020 – 30/6/2024

Please refer to our Course Fees for current information on all available courses and enrolment types.

 

NSW learners may be eligible for subsidies under NSW Smart and Skilled Entitlement training programs.
‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’

 

Important Information for Trainees

Student Information if you are currently a Trainee or employed as an Educator at a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service

School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT)

ICCC’s SBAT program provides hands-on experience to gain a thorough understanding the role of an early childhood educator working with young children & families, while still at school to complete your HSC.

 

Study mode: Online + Workplace Training
Duration: 24 months (High School Years 11 & 12)
Start Dates: Beginning of Term 4, Year 10 or End of Term 1, Year 11

 

Conditions of Enrolment

  • Students must be a minimum age of 16 to be eligible for enrolment;
  • Students must be currently attending school;
  • Students must be employed in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service as a School Based Trainee;
  • Students must be able to complete a minimum of 100 days in paid employment.

 

Fees: $0 – Fee Free for eligible NSW Traineeships with training starting between 1/1/2020 – 30/6/2024
Please refer to our Course Fees for current information on all available courses and enrolment types.

 

NSW learners may be eligible for subsidies under NSW Smart and Skilled Entitlement training programs.
‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’

 

Important Information for SBAT Learners

Student Information for School Based Trainees

SBAT Information Flyer

Student Expression of Interest Form

Independent Learners

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is ICCC’s entry level program, providing you with hands-on experience to gain a thorough understanding of what it’s like to be an early childhood educator working with young children and families. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings.

 

Study mode: Online + Workplace training
Duration: 18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Next Available Start date: Start any time!

 

Conditions of Enrolment

  • Students must be a minimum age of 16 to be eligible for enrolment;
  • Students must be able to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service.
  • Students must be living and/or seeking work within NSW (Excluding Sydney Region)

 

Fees: $0 to $9,600 – Fee Free for Eligible Learners under NSW Fee Free^ for training starting prior to 30/06/2024.

Please refer to our Course Fees for current information on all available courses and enrolment types.

 

^ This training is fee free and fully funded by the NSW Government. 

 

Important Information for Independent Learners

Student Information if you are currently employed as an Educator at a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service.
Student Information if you are not currently employed as an Educator at a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service.

Please see below general entry requirements for all CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care student types.

Included Core Texts

Included in the course fee are the award-winning e-textbooks: “The Big Picture” and “Birth to Big School” by Karen Kearns.

Birth to Big School, Karen Kearns
The Big Picture, Karen Kearns
Birth to Big School, Karen Kearns
The Big Picture, Karen Kearns

General Entry Requirements

 

  • Minimum age restrictions apply;
  • Minimum numeracy and literacy skills apply;
  • Students must be able to complete a minimum 160 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service;
  • Students need to be physically fit as the role involves providing direct personal care, lifting and other physically demanding activities;
  • A Working with Children Check is required to participate in this course.

 

Learners will need access to the internet and a computer with the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or Mac OS X
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Access to a printer

Included Core Texts

Included in the course fee are the award-winning e-textbooks: “The Big Picture” and “Birth to Big School” by Karen Kearns.

Early Childhood stacking coloured blocks

General Entry Requirements

 

  • Minimum age restrictions apply;
  • Minimum numeracy and literacy skills apply;
  • Students must be able to complete a minimum 160 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care service;
  • Students need to be physically fit as the role involves providing direct personal care, lifting and other physically demanding activities;
  • A Working with Children Check is required to participate in this course.

 

Learners will need access to the internet and a computer with the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or Mac OS X
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Access to a printer

Further Course Information

Click here to view the course flyer with a breakdown of available units

For further information on resources and assessment read our Intro to Early Childhood Education and Care Training

Course Fees for all available qualifications

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