ACEC offers practice-based course work which delivers high-quality, employment-ready graduates through an integrated program of the latest educational theory with professional experience every semester, every year. Students continually expand their knowledge and competence throughout the entire course.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the latest qualification for people who wish to commence a career in the early childhood industry. This qualification will give you an orientation to the workplace along with theoretical and practical knowledge to work with children between the ages of birth and 6 years in a long day care, preschool, occasional care and family day care service.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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. This qualification addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care studies give students the relevant skills and knowledge to seek employment in the following children's services positions:
Upon successful completion of this qualification you may enrol in CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
One year. The course is arranged into four, ten week clusters with breaks between clusters.
There are no prerequisite requirements for entry into CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
To complete CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students must undertake 17 units of competency, 15 of which must be Core units and 2 Elective units.
Our courses have an emphasis on completing practical tasks and applying knowledge and examples from the actual workplace rather than theory-based learning.
Students receive assessment tasks via email and submit these using their working week for reference.
Students must undertake a minimum of 160 hours Work Experience/Placement in an regulated children's education and care service in Australia.
Students must work with children between the ages of birth and 6 years including babies and toddlers from birth to 23 months.
Students will be required to keep a log book (provided by ACEC) that will need to be signed by the supervisor at the site daily.
Students will be required to complete workplace projects in the service.
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Students require access to a computer with an internet connection, and to have an email account. All assessments and information for this course are sent via email. If you do not have access to a computer with internet, please contact the ACEC Helpdesk and they can assist you with other means of study and communication. Students will also need access to a printer/scanner; as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader software to enable distance learning.