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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

Overview

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to assist in the planning of learning environments and experiences for young children as well as provide for their physical and emotional care.

Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
Program No: C3-HC56
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (approx. 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Child care worker, Child care assistant, Family day care worker and Learning Assistant in Schools.
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

This program has a mandatory industry placement (approx. 240 hours in total). You must purchase a CIT shirt ($22) and in addition, you are required to wear a hat whilst on placement ($11 or wear your own). You must also have a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' before undertaking any professional placement with children. Information will be provided on enrolment.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate reading, writing and oral communication skills by undertaking a literacy assessment (ASCF level 3). You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

If you are entering this program as a trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

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It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

This program will give you credit into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Complete all 15 subjects

  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    • CIT Code: CHIL254
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CIT Code: CHIL255
      Cost: $130.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.
      This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL256
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.
      This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • CIT Code: CHIL257
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • CIT Code: CHIL258
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained.
      This unit applies to work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CIT Code: CHIL260
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.
      This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL261
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    • CIT Code: CHIL262
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of early childhood education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    • CIT Code: CHIL263
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children’s play and learning.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL265
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.
      This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • CIT Code: HESC496
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
      The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CIT Code: CHIL300
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.
      This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
      The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
      This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 3 of the following 4 subjects

  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
    • CIT Code: CHIL264
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and encourage children’s connection with their environment.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL278
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child.
      This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people
    • CIT Code: CHIL301
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to address duty of care requirements, working within an ethical framework and applying relevant legislation, codes of conduct, international agreements (such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child), policies and procedures in identifying, responding and supporting children‟s and young people‟s rights and safety.
      This unit applies to workers involved in delivering services to children and young people in a wide range of community services and work contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CIT Code: CHIL259
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.
      The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Certificate IV Education Support CHC40213
Certificate III Education Support CHC30213

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au