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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC30113

This is an entry level qualification for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector or for someone who has been working in the industry for a number of years who wishes to formally recognise their knowledge and skills.
The Education and Care Services National Regulations state that:
·         an educator at a centre-based service who is educating and caring for children preschool age or under are required to meet the relevant educator to child ratios for the service must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification (Section 126 b)
·         a family day care educator must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification (Section 127)
This is a Nationally Recognised course within the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). 
There are no special entry requirements for this qualification. If you have not completed year 10 it would be an advantage if you have achieved equivalent language and literacy skills through formal study.
·         Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills
·         Be 18 years or above. 
18 units in Total: 15 core units + 3 elective units.
The total nominal hours for this qualification are approximately 1068 hours. Students are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement as part of their course.
The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes:
Core Units
CHCCS400C       Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001        Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002        Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003        Provide care for children
CHCECE004        Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005        Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007        Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009        Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010        Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011        Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013        Use information about children to inform practice
CHCPRT001        Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004           Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001        Participate in work health and safety
HLTHIR404D       Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
VP120                    Vocational Placement       
Electives (Centre-based Learning)

CHCECE006        Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012        Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE017        Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Elective can be chosen according to the requirement of the clients.

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