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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

Overview

This course 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 CHC30121

Course No:

C3-HS43

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

2 semesters full-time (approx. 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

You will also need to complete approx. 8 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning to practise and develop your skills

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,614.00
Apprentice/trainee $430

Likely Job Outcome:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care educator

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

Additional Information

This course 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.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

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

Further Study

Canberra Institute of Technology
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 17 subjects

Core: Complete all 15

  • CHCECE030   Support inclusion and diversity
    • CIT Code: CHIL314
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to reflect on and understand the impact of own values and biases, demonstrate respect for inclusion and diversity, and support children's understanding of inclusive principles and behaviours.This unit applies to all educators who work according to established policies and procedures in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE031   Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: CHIL315
      Cost: Standard $275.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to support and promote children's health, safety and wellbeing in relation to physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, rest and relaxation and individual medical requirements. This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures and under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE032   Nurture babies and toddlers
    • CIT Code: CHIL316
      Cost: Standard $360.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop relationships with babies and toddlers and their families and attend to the specific physical and emotional needs of babies and toddlers from birth to 23 months. It requires the ability to follow individualised care routines for sleep, feeding and toileting.This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures and under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE033   Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CIT Code: CHIL317
      Cost: Standard $242.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate and interact respectfully with children and to guide their behaviours in ways that support their agency, positive sense of self and self-regulation.This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures and under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE034   Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL318
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use an approved childhood learning framework.This unit applies to educators who support children's learning according to established curriculum under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE035   Support the holistic learning and development of children
    • CIT Code: CHIL319
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to recognise and support the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children. This unit applies to educators who support children's learning and development according to established curriculum under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE036   Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CIT Code: CHIL320
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to set up, support and review experiences for children's play and learning.This unit applies to educators who support children's learning according to established curriculum under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE037   Support children to connect with the natural environment
    • CIT Code: CHIL321
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support and encourage children's connection with the natural environment.This unit applies to educators who contribute to the curriculum planning process under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE038   Observe children to inform practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL322
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and gather information about children from observation and other sources as part of a collaborative process and as a basis for curriculum planning.This unit applies to educators who contribute to the curriculum planning process under the guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE054   Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
    • CIT Code: CHIL323
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify different perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures, develop an understanding of the local and broader cultural contexts, and use the identified information to embed culturally appropriate experiences, interactions, behaviours and physical environments into daily practice with children. This unit applies to educators who work in regulated children's education and care services or schools in Australia, including those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and educators from other cultural backgrounds.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE055   Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
    • CIT Code: CHIL324
      Cost: Standard $85.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and meet legal and ethical obligations. This includes the ability to recognise potential and actual examples of non-compliance with regulatory requirements and contribute to the continuous improvement of practice.This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE056   Work effectively in children's education and care
    • CIT Code: CHIL325
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a children's education and care context using effective communication and knowledge of job roles, responsibilities and service procedures to complete daily work activities.This unit applies to individuals who work according to established policies and procedures and under the supervision and guidance of others in regulated children's education and care services in Australia.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT001   Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CIT Code: CHIL300
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      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
  • HLTAID012   Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
    • CIT Code: HESC613
      Cost: Standard $256.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001   Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      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

Electives: Complete 2

  • CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: Standard $56.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003   Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: Standard $168.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121
Certificate IV Education Support CHC40213
Statement Attainment Introduction to Education Support

More Information

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