CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    Online
    Workplace

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Location

    Online

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Child Care Worker | Early Childhood Teacher | Family Day Care Educator | Occasional Care Educator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Studying this online Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121) course from Open Colleges will equip you with the skills necessary to excel in the early childhood education sector. Upon completion of this online course you will gain all the required knowledge to interact appropriately with children while fulfilling their emotional, physical and self-care needs.

    This program will give you a foundation of education and skills for working with children, including early childhood education. You will also be taught the legal and ethical framework for working in children's services to aid you in identifying and responding to risk factors.

    Gain practical skills

    This online course includes a mandatory 120 hours of work placement. Workplace assessments and training must be undertaken in workplace organisations that are suitable for the course. There may be instances where you need to undergo a criminal records check or a Working with Children check. You will also need to have completed and hold a current Basic First Aid certificate, issued by an accredited provider.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Understanding of English to atleast a Year 10 level; AND
    • Be atleast 18years old; AND
    • Basic computing skills; AND
    • Have access to digital equipment; AND
    • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

    There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this early childhood education course, the essential areas you will cover include: 

    • Effectively and confidently care for babies, toddlers and children and support their development during the vitally important early childhood years. 
    • Promote safe sleep; provide positive nappy-changing, toileting and mealtime experiences; and create a healthy, supportive and safe environment for babies and toddlers. 
    • Master the art of caring for slightly older children. As part of this, you will learn how to promote children's development in a safe, healthy and inspiring manner, as well as how to encourage physical activity and how to help them adjust to change.
  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

    When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

    Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

    The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    Emma Christian-Hayes , Certificate IV in Allied Health specialising in Physiotherapy

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) from Open Colleges.

    There has been an increasing demand for childcare services and as a result higher levels of professionalism are required to succeed in this industry. Studying with Open Colleges will not only give you this professionalism but also give you the skills to work in a range of positions in the early childhood education sector. This course is nationally recognised and you will be qualified to work in childcare services, vacation care services and day care services, as well as provide home-based care services.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Early Childhood Education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Early Childhood Teacher, Primary Teacher, Child Care Coordinator, Early Learning Coordinator, Kindergarten Teacher, Professional Development Educator, Child and Family Services Manager, Community Worker, Family Day Care Educator, Mobile Service Educator, Occasional Care Educator.

  • Let's talk price

    Open Colleges offers flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable.

    Choose to pay in full and save 10% on course fees, or opt for a 50/50 plan where you can pay half of your fees upfront and the balance as a payment plan. For extra flexibility there is also the Zip Money payment plan.

    Zip Money payment plan - we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you're enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

    Open Colleges payment plans are interest free!

    Enquire now to find out about other payment plans that can work for you.

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