CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is an entry level qualification for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector. This course 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 Standards. Students will learn the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Depending on the setting educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously in full day centres, occasional care facilities, reaches and early learning centres as an Early Childhood Educator.

Possible Careers

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Recreation assistant

Enrol now

Please do not print the enrolment forms.

Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.

2022 Timetables

Please complete this form to go on the waiting list to receive 2022 timetable information when it is available.

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In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.

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Course fees

These fees are inclusive of all learning materials and assessments.

Course fees must be made prior to course commencement.  Up to $600 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. If your employer is paying).

All enrolments are subject to our Refund/Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.

Non-Funded - Full fee $4,200.00
Non-Funded - Concession Concession$4,000.00
Funded - Full fee $514.80
Funded - Concession $102.96
JobTrainer $102.96

Students who enrolled in this course also enrolled in:

BSBSS00095 Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

AUSLAN For Educators

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Allergies and Asthma for Educators Webinar

Understanding the National Quality Framework (NQF) Laws and Regulations – Educators Webinar

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This course runs two days per week for approximately 5 months.

The total number of units in this qualification is 18, 15 core units and 3 elective* units:

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Knowledge

Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by MSA Training and Professional Development.

Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form MSA Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.

Attendance 

Students who are unable to attend all sessions of their chosen timetable may need to make-up those sessions in other timetables to be able to successfully complete their qualification.

Group-work is required for this qualification and students will be assessed on their level of participation.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their classes. If you are unable to meet the minimum attendance, you may be required to take make-up sessions in a different timetable.

Assessments

Assessments are to be submitted to your trainer within 4 weeks of the unit/cluster.

Technology 

Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, for campus-based classes.

A computer with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes, before enrolling into this qualification.

Learning online

Options available

  • Payment in full (Credit card over the phone, bank transfer, eftpos)
  • Payment by employer (invoice)
  • Payment plan, details below:

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Payment Plan

A DebitSuccess Establishment Fee of $12.00 will be collected along with your first payment.
A Payment Dishonour Fee of $14.95 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.

Cash payments are currently not being accepted.

The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to create a JobTrainer Fund. This will provide additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by COVID – 19.

If you are aged between 17-24 or a job seeker you may be eligible to benefit from free or low fee training places in the below courses.

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

If you are a job seeker you must provide evidence of one of the below documents.

  • A current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
  • A separation certificate from your employer
  • A letter from their employer or company receiver stating that you have been made redundant or will be retrenched.

There is only a limited number of funded spots under the Job Trainer Initiative. Please contact us if you would like further information or if you would like to find out if you are eligible for the funding.

To view the 2021 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here.

Skills Victoria

Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants. Please go to the following link to assess your eligibility: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

VERTO

If you are between the ages of 45-70, and currently living in VIC, NSW or ACT and an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you may be eligible for funding from VERTO.

If eligible, VERTO may pay half of your course fees, up to $2,200.

To find out more, check your eligibility or start your funding process, please visit the VERTO website here. 

MSA Training and Professional Development has partnered with OpenPay.

Using OpenPay, we are able to offer an easy payment plan, in either weekly, or fortnightly repayments, to suit your budget, and lifestyle, whilst at the same time improving your independence and freedom. All of this without the financial stress of an outright purchase. Easy Payment Terms of 1 Month – 24 Months are available, to approved purchasers. Please note, this service is offered by OpenPay, which is not connected to MSA Training and Professional Development.

If you would like to obtain further information on our payment plans, please contact us on 9905 3180 or go to www.openpay.com.au/how/

How to enrol

To enrol into this course, please complete the enrolment forms below. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Enrol now

Please do not print the enrolment forms.

Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.

For more information click here.

Entry requirements

There are no formal educational entry requirements for this qualification.

You are required to have a Working with Children’s Check before enrolment into this course.

Students must be 16 years of age or older to complete the course.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement in a licenced and registered early childhood service. Practical placement will commence in week 3 of the course structure. You will not be able to complete Placement unless you have a Working with Children’s check and police check.

Students will need to search and apply for placement with the support of their trainer.

Please Note: If you have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care previously, the minimum hours will be reduced.

Credit Transfers (CT)

Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE.  If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.  Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s).  In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge.  In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.

MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.

To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to msa-monashtraining@monash.edu

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.

Please click here to see available support services at MSA Training and Professional Development

Belinda Noonan

Belinda has over 28 years in both the Child care and Vocational Education Sector. She has been a Centre Director, Classroom trainer, and delivered Early Childhood training via the Workplace, Distance and Traineeships . Belinda has also worked with Centre Directors to design and deliver Professional Development training to the staff. Belinda has excellent communication and organisational skills which are applied to assist her students with their studies.

For students who are looking to further their career beyond completing the Diploma level qualification with us, we are working closely with the Faculty of Education at Monash University to provide a pathway into the dual-sector Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education for eligible students. For more information on this pathway please contact our office.

Enrolling into this course (classroom based only) will entitle you to a temporary public transport tertiary concession card.

Benefit
PTV Tertiary Student ID holders receive a 50 per cent discount on travel.

Eligibility

To obtain a PTV Tertiary Student ID you must be:

  • attending a normal course of full-time study at an Institution registered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training as shown in the PTV Register of Approved Courses in Tertiary Institutions; and
  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia (Special Category Visa holders excluded); student with refugee status; student studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program; or student holding an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for a PTV Tertiary Student ID if you are:

  • enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate, or other postgraduate course
  • an overseas full-fee paying student (primary, secondary or tertiary)
  • enrolled in a tertiary course which is less than 10 weeks duration
  • enrolled in an apprenticeship course
  • enrolled in an off-campus course
  • not studying full time

To assess the type of concession, select ‘Monash Student Association’ in the Institution drop down box, this will bring up a list of MTPD courses.

Applying for a PTV Tertiary ID

Complete the PTV Tertiary Student ID form below and attach to your enrolment application:

For more information go to https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/concessions-and-free-travel/children-and-students/tertiary-students/

This qualification is available to be taught at your workplace for groups of 8 or more employees. Find out more here.