Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (QLD only)

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Collaboration Learning
  • Awarded by

    Collaboration Learning (RTO: 52247)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planQLD Certificate 3 Guarantee SubsidyUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Early Childhood Teacher | Family Day Care Educator | Family Day Care Coordinator | Family Day Care Worker | 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

    NOTE: This course is currently only open to residents of Queensland, Australia.

    If you enjoy working with children and are looking to commence an in-demand career in early childhood education, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Collaboration Learning could be the right first step.

    This course will provide you with all the contemporary skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified early childhood carer and educator and will enable you to work in any early childhood care service nationally.

    You will master essential skills such as how to develop positive and respectful relationships with children, how to support children's health, safety and well-being, how to support the holistic learning and development of children and how to provide experiences to support children's play and learning, as well as practical skills required when educating young children such as how to meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care, and how to follow basic food safety practices.

    Aside from the theoretical part of the course, you will be required to undertake 160 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child education service that caters to children aged between 0-6 which will ensure that on completion of the qualification you will be able to hit the ground running in one of many early childhood education roles available nationally.

    Government Funding available for eligible QLD residents. Enquire for more info.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to enrol in this course you should:

    • Be at least 16 years of age. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
    • Have completed year 12 or achieved an Exit Level 3 or above score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in Reading and Numeracy, which will show that they have the capability to be successful in the course.
    • Be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to meet the duty of care obligations, be able to complete practical tasks required throughout the course and be able to competently perform in roles involving working with children.
    • Be able to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child-related work (this includes work placement).
  • Subject Breakdown

    While studying for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Collaboration Learning, you will be expected to complete fifteen core units and two elective units from the following list:

    Core Units:

    • CHCECE055 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
    • CHCECE056 - Work effectively in children's care and education
    • CHCECE030 - Support inclusion and diversity
    • CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' culture
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • HLTAID012 - Provide first aid in an education and care setting
    • 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
    • CHCECE038 - Observe children to inform practice
    • CHCECE037 - Support children to connect with their natural environment

    Elective Units:

    • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    As a part of this course, students will be required to undertake 160 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service that caters to children aged between 0-6. Collaboration Learning will ensure that all students find an appropriate placement to complete this course requirement.

  • Why Collaboration Learning?

    Collaboration Learning (RTO 52247) is one of Queensland’s premier government-registered vocational education and training providers. Since their inception in 2010, Collaboration Learning has helped thousands of students of all ages commence or change their careers through providing them with modern qualifications based on current industry needs. They currently offer courses in the fields of business leadership and management, aged care, child care, community services, disability support, retail and supply chain operations.

    Collaboration Learning offers modern and well-equipped training facilities in their student CollabHub in Caboolture, with the second facility opening in early 2023 in Browns Plains. Their facilities offer a welcoming and professional learning environment where students learn from highly experienced trainers who bring to the table many years of experience within their industries.

    Students are provided maximum support from Collaboration Learning’s student support team and their trainers are committed to effectively guiding students through every step of their learning journey in order to ensure that each student receives the best value from their chosen course in terms of their personal and professional development, and are fully job-ready on completion of their course.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Collaboration Learning.

    You will possess all the required skills and knowledge to become an effective early childhood educator and carer and will be fully prepared to commence employment in one of thousands early childhood services around Australia.

  • 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

    This course is subsidised by the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) program, and eligible students can enroll in the course for as little as $99 ($49 concession).

    Students who are ineligible for the C3G program can pay their fees upfront or take advantage of Collaboration Learning's easy payment plan.

    Enquire now to see if you're eligible for the government funded C3G program or to learn about the course fee structure.

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