CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prepares individuals for entry-level roles in childcare, focusing on child development, safety, and supportive learning environments.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


:CHC30121 | CRICOS Code ----


: 52 Weeks (Incl Holidays)


: melbourne


The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a foundational program that prepares students for careers in early childhood settings. The course covers child development, health and safety, educational frameworks, and effective communication. Students gain hands-on experience through supervised placements, developing practical skills and confidence. Graduates can pursue roles such as early childhood educator, family day care educator, or OSHC assistant. This qualification also serves as a stepping stone for further studies in the field, ensuring a well-rounded education that emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical application in nurturing young children’s growth.

Key areas of study include:

1. Child Development: Understanding physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development stages.
2. Health and Safety: Implementing practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, including first aid, nutrition, and hygiene.
3. Learning Environments: Creating and maintaining engaging and supportive educational settings.
4. Legislation and Ethics: Understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities involved in early childhood care.
5. Cultural Competency: Promoting inclusivity and respecting diversity within early childhood environments.
6. Behavior Management: Techniques for guiding children’s behavior and fostering positive interactions.
7. Family and Community Collaboration: Building partnerships with families and communities to support children’s development.

Practical placements are an integral part of the course, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in real-world childcare settings. Graduates of this program will be prepared for roles such as Early Childhood Educator, Childcare Assistant, and Family Day Care Worker, with the skills to contribute to children’s learning and development in a professional, ethical, and nurturing manner.

In the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students are expected to exhibit several key learner characteristics to succeed:

1. Passion for Child Development:
– A strong interest in understanding and fostering children’s growth and learning.

2. Commitment to Health and Safety:
– Dedication to creating safe and healthy environments for young children.

3. Effective Communication:
– Ability to communicate clearly with children, families, and colleagues.

4. Collaborative Spirit:
– Willingness to work effectively as part of a team.

5. Cultural Competence:
– Respect and inclusion of diverse cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

6. Reflective Practice:
– Openness to feedback and a commitment to continuous professional development.

The course is delivered face-to-face in classrooms, and through structured self-study. It incorporates a simulated workplace environment and access to fully equipped training facility at our campus. Practical components of the course are delivered face-to-face in an allocated classroom or at our designated kitchen. A work placement is also required.

Australian Institute of Digital Technology has the following entry requirements:
International students must:
• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
• Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.00 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.5; or TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 78 with no band less than 23; or Pearson (PTE) 52 (no communicative skills less than 42); or any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
• Test results must be no more than 2 years old.
• English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
• Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
• Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
• Successful completion of an English Placement Test
• For levels 1 and 2 Students only, successful completion of AIDT Language and Numeracy Test conducted on AIDT (for onshore international students ONLY.)
• International students applying for a Certificate III level course will need to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of Australian Year 10 (or equivalent) or certificate II or higher.

In order to achieve qualification students must complete the following 17 units of competency which includes 15 core units and 2 elective units

CodeNameCore Elective
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care settingCore
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCore
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversityCore
CHCECE031Support children’s health, safety and wellbeingCore
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlersCore
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of childrenCore
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningCore
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environmentCore
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practiceCore
CHCECE039Comply with family day care administration requirementsElective
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culturesCore
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and careCore
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and careCore
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleElective

Course Fee Offshore: $14,000 AUD
Course Fee Onshore: $12,000 AUD
Resource Fee: $1500 AUD
Enrolment Fee: $300 AUD

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