Courses

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113

This course is designed to develop your understanding of issues relevant to the children’s services sector and to enhance your practical skills needed to deliver high quality care and education to young children. You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

Early Childhood courses | Melbourne Polytechnic

Make a real difference in early childhood education

This course is designed to develop your understanding of issues relevant to the children’s services sector and to enhance your practical skills needed to deliver high quality care and education to young children. You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care allows you to work unsupervised in a room if required and as an assistant to a Diploma qualified educator.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined qualification

If you’re from a bilingual background and wish to improve your English skills while working in the child care sector, our combined Certificate III in EAL (Employment) 22254VIC stream and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may increase your employment options.

Industry connections and resources

Melbourne Polytechnic provides hands on experience by conducting a playgroup for local children every Wednesday morning. You will gain experience setting up play, preparing and serving food safely, and by observing the children.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work as an assistant educator in the following fields:

  • Long Day Care
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Out of school care, working with children aged 6-12
  • Nanny – working privately for families as per their requirements
  • Occasional Care – usually run at leisure centres, gyms, local councils where parents maybe undertaking study

Industry Connections and Resources

Melbourne Polytechnic provides hands on experience by conducting a playgroup for local children every Wednesday morning. You will gain experience setting up play, preparing and serving food safely, and by observing the children.

Work Placement

This course has a 210-hour workplace requirement. This is taken by working 35 hours per week for 6 weeks. Students are required to have 7 hours per day of direct contact with children during this placement.

Assessment

Assessment methods include written reports, presentations, group activities and practical demonstration of skills.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Local Students

Code

CHC30113

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Education
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: available
Part-time available by negotiation.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Practicum, Online, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$2800
Ineligible:$9100
Concession:$560

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment for each competency will be through a combination of on-the-job (practicum) and off-the-job tasks. Off-the-job assessment is a combination of class exercises, assignments and practical demonstrations

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Entrance Requirements

Local applicants are encouraged to attend an information session where they will need to perform a written task and undertake a pre-training review.

Applicants should be over 18 years old on commencement of the course and hold a Working with Children Check (WWC).

Pathways to further study

Students may continue to study and enrol in our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and then a HEFEEDEY Bachelor of Education (Early Years).

Career Pathways

On completion, you may seek employment in the field of children's services, caring for young children up to the age of six in a variety of child care settings. Jobs include room leader, centre coordinator, or a nanny for private clients

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July

International Students

Code

CHC30113

CRICOS Code

082862G

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Practicum, Online, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $11100
  • Tuition fees per year: $11100
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
English language ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) level.
Other: Applicants must provide a 300-500 word written statement outlining any experience in they have in this sector (voluntarily, informally, or by paid employment) and the reasons why they want to study this course.
Applicants will need to provide a Working with Children Check (WWC) and a police check

Assessment Methods

Assessment for each competency will be through a combination of on-the-job (practicum) and off-the-job tasks. Off-the-job assessment is a combination of class exercises, assignments and practical demonstrations

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Pathways to further study

Students may continue to study and enrol in our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and then a HEFEEDEY Bachelor of Education (Early Years).

Career Pathways

On completion, you may seek employment in the field of children's services, caring for young children up to the age of six in a variety of child care settings. Jobs include room leader, centre coordinator, or a nanny for private clients

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCECE010 Support holistic development of children in early childhood 70
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 40
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 40
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice 40
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices 30
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.