Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools, or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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
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Course at a Glance
• Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
• CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
International Institute of Education has the following entry requirements:
International students must:
• 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
The qualification is delivered over 78 weeks comprising of:
• Four (6) terms of 10 weeks each (60 weeks total).
• Holiday breaks amounting to 18 weeks (as specified in the timetable)
**please note that the final three weeks breaks may require students to complete and submit any outstanding assessments and/or be re-assessed.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children’s learning|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children’s families|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|BSBHRM413||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
• Supervisor reports
• Report writing
• Questioning (oral or written)
At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.
Course Credit Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.iie.edu.au
For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.
If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.
280 hours of work placement required.
Work Placement arrangements
Prior to commencing the work placement, we will ensure that the workplace has all the facilities and equipment needed and we will also talk to your work placement provider about activities that you will complete. For our early childhood courses, you are required to have a Working with Children Check.
For the CHC50121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you are required to have a Police Check which will be at your own cost. We will provide you with detailed information about your placement once you start your course with us.
This course will be delivered
• 15hrs face to face classroom-based
• 5 Hrs. Online Via Online Learning System
• Workplace based [280 Hours Work Placement is required]
IIE Parramatta Campus [Suite 201, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
IIE Tasmania Campus [ Level 1, 116 Bathurst Street, Hobart, TAS 7000]]
as well as work placement locations in a variety of locations.
IIE Main Campus
S1, L2, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
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