CRICOS CODE: 108726J
Gain specific skills, knowledge, and learn the fundamentals of childhood development to be qualified to work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the industry minimum requirement to embark into the early childhood education industry in Australia. This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who learn to support the emotional, social, physical, cognitive, and psychological needs and development of young children in their early years of life.
Gain insights to provide quality education and incorporate play-based activities to promote, encourage, and maximise the overall development, learning, and well-being of children. You will learn how to care for children and nurture their growth in safe and supportive environments.
Graduate job-ready with a plethora of early childhood education roles to be able to work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools, or kindergartens in collaboration with educators to support children’s holistic development.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Course entry and English language requirements:
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
- Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
- IELTS band 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent.
Applicant does not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if one of the following applies:
- Applicant is a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
- Applicant is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES).
- Applicant is enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course.
- Applicant has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
- In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, applicant completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while they held a student visa.
- If an applicant has not undertaken any English Language Proficiency Test like IELTS, PTE, etc and does not meet the exempted criteria given above for English language proficiency, an applicant is required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at Riverdale Institute and required to achieve a satisfactory LLN score to gain entry into their course.
Minimum required LLN score for entry into this course:
- Learning: 3
- Reading: 3
- Writing: 3
- Oral Communication: 3
- Numeracy: 3
Please note that Riverdale Institute will not enrol an applicant into a course, if an applicant is unable to achieve satisfactory LLN score and that Riverdale Institute deems it is unable to offer sufficient LLN support to an applicant to complete their studies.
Pre-training Review (PTR):
The purpose of conducting the Pre-training review is to:
- Ascertain an applicant’s aspirations and interests with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain a suitable, and the most suitable qualification for an applicant to enrol in, based on their existing educational attainment, capabilities, aspirations, and interests and with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain that the proposed training and assessment strategy and resources used are appropriate for an applicant.
- Identify and assess the support needs and services like LLN support, personal support, non-academic support etc that an applicant would require during their studies.
PTR will be conducted during the enrolment application process and before admission is finalised using the PTR form. Please refer to Riverdale Institute’s Pre-Training Review Policy and Procedure.
Total number of units: 17
For more information, please refer to www.training.gov.au
- 15 core units
|Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
|Participate in workplace health and safety
|Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
|Support children to connect with the natural environment
|Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
|Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
|Support the holistic learning and development of children
|Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
|Observe children to inform practice
|Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
|Nurture babies and toddlers
|Support inclusion and diversity
|Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’
|Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
|Work effectively in children’s education and care
- 2 Elective units
|Manage work health and safety
|Work with diverse people
After achieving this qualification, candidates may enrol in CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in Riverdale Institute.