Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Course code: CHC30113

RTO Code: 4909

Delivered by

Federation University

Course Summary

This VET Program is designed for students who are passionate about childhood education and are looking to either enter the workforce or further
their education in the sector.
Students will develop skills in a variety of childcare and education areas including ensuring the health and safety of children, working legally and
ethically, using approved learning frameworks to guide practice as well as developing cultural competence.

Accreditation

VCE VET Unit entitlement

VCAL: One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.
VCE: Students who complete this program may be eligible for recognition of two or more units at units 1 & 2 level and a units 3& 4 sequence (if available).
Students may not be recognised for all eligible credit until the completion of the second year.

ATAR Contribution

This Program does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Where a units 3 & 4 sequence is available and satisfactorily completed, it may be counted as a 5th or 6th subject and
contribute towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary
four).
Please note: The student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

Scored Assessment Available

No

National Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years

Location

Federation University, Wimmera Campus, (Horsham)

Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.30 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning

A minimum of 120 hours work placement across the two years is compulsory to pass this course.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible Study Pathways

•Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care
•Diploma of Early Childhood Education
and Care
•Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education

Potential Career paths

• Crèche childhood worker
•Early childhood educator
• Early childhood education team leader
•Family day care worker

Fees and Equipment

Materials Fee

To be paid by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCCOM001

Provide first point of contact

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

BSBWOR202

Organise and complete daily work activities

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

FSKWTG09

Write routine workplace texts

FSKRDG10

Read and respond to routine workplace information

FSKLRG09

Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems

Unit code

Second Year

CHCCCS016

Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCCDE003

Work within a community development framework

CHCCDE004

Implement participation and engagement strategies

Contact

RTO Contact

Federation University

Kim Boulton

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