CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID
CHC30121
WA Course Code
BGY3
CRICOS code
110936C

Why choose this course?

With this qualification you can develop the foundation skills for a successful career in the role of an educator in an early childhood setting.

In this program you will learn how to use a range of skills and techniques in the workplace, including using discretion and judgement within the context of established policies and procedures. Upon graduation you will have the skills to work independently or under the guidance of others, and may find employment in centre-based care, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

During this course you will gain the abilities to interact and establish nurturing relationships with young children, work within the legal and ethical requirements, and ensure children's health and safety is prioritised. In addition, you will learn how to provide activities, opportunities and environments that support the development, learning and wellbeing of children from a range of backgrounds and cultures.

As part of this qualification you will undertake work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Career opportunities

  • Child Care Supervisor
  • Playgroup Leader

  • An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

  • This course requires immunisations and/or proof of vaccination status before attending mandatory work placement. Costs and vaccine requirements may vary depending on your placement centre and/or doctor’s fee schedule. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation. You will not be able to complete your course if these requirements are not met.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche. .

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 330 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 17 units. These 17 are comprised of 15 core units and 2 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CUAPPR311 Produce creative work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $510
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 320 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $510
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 320 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche. .

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 330 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 17 units. These 17 are comprised of 15 core units and 2 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CUAPPR311 Produce creative work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche. .

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 330 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 17 units. These 17 are comprised of 15 core units and 2 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CUAPPR311 Produce creative work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $510
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 320 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $510
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 320 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $180
  • Materials fee: $200

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche. .

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 330 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 17 units. These 17 are comprised of 15 core units and 2 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CUAPPR311 Produce creative work

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $810
  • Materials fee: $120

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 405 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. During this work placement, students will complete a range of learning and assessment tasks that are outlined in the Student Work Placement Logbook. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A South Metro TAFE Assessor will visit each student at the service during their work placement to conduct assessment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

Year 10/11/12
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY3
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on February 2, 2023