Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC30113

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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

Structure

  • 18 units: 15 core
  • 3 elective

Subjects

  • Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment
  • Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • Support children to connect with their world
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • Use information about children to inform practice
  • Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for children
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Attend to daily functions in home based child care

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Nicholson Domestic: $10,600
Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
St Albans Domestic: $10,600
Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
Sunshine Domestic: $10,600
Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
Werribee Domestic: $10,600
Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Werribee.

Certificate IV and below – Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only.Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. The maximum SSAF may apply for 2022 is $157.50. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. This means eligible students could have their tuition fees covered in 2022.

Campuses: Sunshine.

Certificate IV and below – Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only.Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. The maximum SSAF may apply for 2022 is $157.50. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. This means eligible students could have their tuition fees covered in 2022.This course is part of the Job Trainer initiative until 30 June 2022. This means eligible students could have their tuition fees reduced in 2022.

Further information

Any person employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It is therefore a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

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