AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


National Code: CHC30113
TAFE SA Code: TP00612


Description

Build a solid career in education with the skills and knowledge you need to inspire and support children as a Childhood Educator in a classroom or community education setting.

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Up to 24 months 
Child Care Educator Child Care Educator
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$1,141 - $1,201
$2,282 - $2,401
Concession
$610 - $642
$1,220 - $1,283

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $60.00 for The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Child related Employment Screening Check..

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum requirement for employment in the early childhood industry. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has set minimum training standards for all educators who are directly working with children in Birth to Preschool age Long Day Care centres. Educators must hold or be working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification (or higher). The list of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements can be found here: www.acecqa.gov.au

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)
    This course provides the skills needed by educators 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 3 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop cultural competence 70
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
    Ensure the health and safety of children 63
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
    Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
    Provide care for children 70
    Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning 40
    Support the holistic development of children in early childhood 70
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
    Use information about children to inform practice 40
    Work legally and ethically 55

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Nurture creativity in children 80
    Support behaviour of children and young people 30
    Support children to connect with their world 40
    Support the holistic development of children in school age care 70
    Work with diverse people 40
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