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15 Hours Face to Face and 5 Hours Online
52 weeks (44 Academic weeks + 8 Weeks Holidays)
*Student material fees does not include the cost of work book. Student can purchase/ order student work book from ACIC reception if required with additional cost.
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This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au
Learner Characteristics and Target Group
Target groups for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are international students who are:
- Seeking to pursue a career in early childhood education and care.
- Seeking to enter a new industry sector
- Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
Characteristics of the target group are as follows:
International students from various countries who are seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in early childhood education and care to further their career prospects or study pathways. Typically, these students will not have any work experience and are between 18 – 35.
Students may be onshore students currently based in Australia or offshore students applying from overseas. Most students speak English as a second language and must satisfy English language proficiency in order to successfully enrol into the course.
Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter time frame.
On successful completion of the course, students will receive Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Graduates from this course will be able to perform the duties of Early Childhood Educator. Graduates will have entry level understanding of children’s development, health and safety of supervising children and ability to identify and respond to behavioral issues and provide emergency first aid response to children
Australian City International College has the following entry requirements:
International students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
- Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
- Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (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
*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5
Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web-based research and reports, final projects, and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full-time load of study (20 hours per week) but can reduce the overall duration of the course and fees. See our Student Handbook for more information.
Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.
This process is outlined in Australian City International College Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the higher education qualifications in early childhood education and care.
Potential employment options are as an Educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.
Units of competency
||Support inclusion and diversity
||Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
||Nurture babies and toddlers
||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
||Support children to connect with the natural environment
||Observe children to inform practice
||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
||Work effectively in children’s education and care
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Work with diverse people
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice