CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121.
  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (HLTAID012)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Support children to connect with the natural environment (CHCECE037)
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care (CHCECE055)
  • Work effectively in children’s education and care (CHCECE056)
  • Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing (CHCECE031)
  • Follow basic food safety practices (HLTFSE001)
  • Observe children to inform practice (CHCECE038)
  • Support the holistic learning and development of children (CHCECE035)
  • Support inclusion and diversity (CHCECE030)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures (CHCECE054)
  • Nurture babies and toddlers (CHCECE032)
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (CHCECE036)
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (CHCECE033)
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (CHCECE034)
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

<h3>CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney</h3>

<p>This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price Range: Fee-Free – $1930

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600 Prior qualification: $1930

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6500

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

<h3>CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney</h3>

<p>This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price Range: Fee-Free – $1930

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600 Prior qualification: $1930

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6500

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

<h3>CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney</h3>

<p>This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price Range: Fee-Free – $1930

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600 Prior qualification: $1930

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6500

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

<h3>CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney</h3>

<p>This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price Range: Fee-Free – $1930

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600 Prior qualification: $1930

Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $6500

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney

This course provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles and settings such as preschools, long day care services, child care centres and family day care.

If you have a love for children and are wanting to make a meaningful impact on their development, choosing a career in Child Care may be a great move for you! As the Australian Child Care industry continues to grow, it is proving to be one of the safest and most rewarding career options to choose from today.

This course will provide you with the insight and understanding of how a child’s mind and body works and the developmental milestones a child reaches. It also provides you with all the information you need to work in the early childhood industry in Australia, including Australian law, regulations and the peak government agencies.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Health and safety
  • Legal and ethical frameworks
  • Child protection
  • Child development
  • First aid
  • Documenting children’s learning
  • Healthy food and drink for children
  • Support children’s learning and play
  • Relationships with children and families

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently care for children aged 0-6 years focusing on the child’s overall health, education and development. You will be able to provide support for children and their families as needed.

You will be issued a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

  • All course material will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.

  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.

  • For remote learning online Zoom classes you will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate.

Prerequisite: Essential

  • An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.
  • Obtain a National Criminal History Check (National Police Certificate)
  • Obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Provide a NSW Vaccination record

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

The time required to complete the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will depend on the level of experience that students have prior to the course and the amount of hours of self-paced study they need to complete.

All students will undertake face-to-face or livestream video training, home study and 160 hours work placement. The amount of home study required approximately 15 hours per week, but may vary depending on the experience of the student and is in addition to face-to-face or livestream video training hours.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:
Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be able to undertake roles such as:

  • Child Care Assistant in a child care centre
  • Early childhood Educator
  • Family day care Educator
  • In home care Educator
  • Nanny

Core Unit Components (15)

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121

Elective Unit Components (2)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Written assessments and/or verbal assessments;
  • Practical simulation and group role play;
  • Independent and/or group research and class presentation;
  • Work placement practical skills and observations assessment .

You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 160 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility, where you will work as a volunteer student during work placement.

Please note: The practical workplace component is scheduled at various stages through the course. Please be aware that this schedule may need to change should Government COVID-19 restrictions be in place when the work placement is scheduled.

Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain one or all of the following which will be confirmed during the enrolment process and at your course induction. If required Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.

  1. A current Working with Children’s check (free of charge for volunteers)
  2. A current National Criminal History Check (between $50-$60)
  3. An up to date vaccination record (possible GP or vaccination costs)
  • Suitable work placement clothing is required. i.e., black pants, white polo shirt and leather (or leather like) fully enclosed shoes with non-slip soles.

What Can I Study Next?

Upon completion of this course, you can study the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you in accordance with the training package.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is available in the following learning modes:

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course may include:

  • Text book references
  • White board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • Class discussions and group tasks
  • Case studies and scenarios
  • Practical simulation and group role play

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online with approximately 6 sessions of practical skills based activities being undertaken on campus.

Remote learning for this course may include:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Important Information

Macquarie Community College will seek work placement on your behalf and, where possible, a child care centre of your choice.

Please be aware that the scheduled work placement and first aid practical components of our community service courses may be impacted by any COVID-19 related Government, aged care/disability facilities and child care centre restrictions. Your trainer will keep you advised throughout your course.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing, and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!