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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

CHC30113

  • Work through this Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care when it suits you
  • To work in child care you must have, or be actively working towards, at least a Certificate III qualification
  • Study online & complete your course while working

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

120 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 24 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 17 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignment & work placement
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Child development and care
  • Play and creative experience
  • Professional skill development
  • Health and safety
  • Family and culture

Work placement

This certificate includes 120 hours of professional work placement, to be completed in one session at the end of your course. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

At least 40 of these hours need to take place in a setting with infants in the 0-2 age range. You will need to arrange your own work placement. 

Course structure

18 units

Nurture

  1. CHCECE003 - Provide care for children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children's physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurturer.

  2. CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies & toddlers


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children's physical and emotional well-being is maintained.

  3. CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education & care for children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  4. CHCECE007 - Develop positive & respectful relationships with children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

Health and safety

  1. CHCECE002 - Ensure the health & safety of children


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required for a worker to ensure the health and safety of children.

  2. CHCECE004 - Promote & provide healthy food & drink


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to ensure babies, children and young people are provided nutritionally balanced, safe and hygienically prepared food.

  3. HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health & safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Work environment

  1. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  3. BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.

Diversity

  1. CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

  2. CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children's services. This support includes contributing to children's understanding and acceptance of all cultures. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Play

  1. CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

  3. CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play & learning


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children's play and learning. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  4. CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and encourage children's connection with their environment. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  5. CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

First Aid

  1. HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting


    NOTE: This unit is not included with your enrolment.

    1. While this unit can be undertaken at any time during the enrolment period, it is recommended that the unit be attempted towards the end of the course. 
    2. If you are able to travel to OTEN in Sydney, New South Wales, OTEN offers delivery of this unit on a regular basis for an additional fee. If you are interested, contact your teaching section for more information.

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

    This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/ or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

First aid requirement:
This course requires you to complete a first aid course. You will need to organise to complete this training through an RTO such as St Johns Ambulance or Australian Red Cross. OTEN can also deliver this course to local students for an additional commercial fee. 

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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