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

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Phillips Institute
  • Awarded by

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    Approx. 40 weeks part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Child Care Worker | Early Childhood Teacher | Active Aftercare Provider | Child Carer | 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

    If you love working with young children, are passionate about the importance of education in their lives, and would love to build a career in early childhood education, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Phillips Institute may be just what you're after! This nationally recognised training course equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for working in this exciting and challenging sector.

    With this course, you could become a skilled early childhood education professional and qualify to work in a wide range of early childhood careers. The course will teach you essential skills such as caring for babies and toddlers, early childhood learning and development fundamentals, how to use an approved learning framework and how to provide experiences to support children's play and learning.

    This is a class-based course, which includes 160 hours of work placement within an approved childcare institution which will ensure that you have the practical experience needed to hit the ground running in your new early childhood education role.

    This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First funding program and eligible students can have 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    While there are no specific educational requirements for this course, the following is required from all students:

    • Preference is that you have finished year 10 or equivalent;
    • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading English language;
    • Basic numeracy skills required;
    • Applicants must provide a current National Police Check before commencing work placement.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Phillips Institute, you may study the following subjects:

    • CHCECE030 - Support inclusion and diversity
    • CHCECE031 - Support children's health, safety and well-being**
    • 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
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people*
    • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices*

    **These units require candidates to complete a min. of 160 hours placement with a regulated education and care provider.

    *Please note: elective units as published, may be subject to change - please confirm before enrolment.

  • Why Phillips Institute?

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868) is an established and reputable vocational education and training provider located in Victoria. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, the institute has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality training programs across a range of fields, including early childhood education, and individual support with disability and aged care specialisations.

    Phillips Institute offers a wide range of high-quality courses, from vocational training to professional development programs, to cater to the diverse needs of students and working professionals. With a strong focus on practical skills, innovative teaching methodologies, and industry-relevant curricula, Phillips Institute ensures its graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

    The Institute's dedicated faculty, comprising experienced professionals and academic experts, play a pivotal role in creating a supportive learning environment. Small class sizes facilitate personalised attention and encourage students to actively engage with the course material, while state-of-the-art facilities and resources enhance the overall learning experience.

    Student support services at Phillips Institute are designed to cater to various student needs. These services include:

    1. Academic Support: Students can access tutoring and mentoring services, academic workshops, and online resources to supplement their coursework and develop crucial study skills.

    2. Career Services: The Institute offers guidance on job search strategies, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking opportunities, ensuring students are well-prepared to secure employment upon graduation.

    3. Financial Assistance: All courses at Phillips Institute are now tuition fee free for students eligible for government funding from the Skills First initiative. They also offer flexible payment plans to students who don't qualify for this funding.

    By integrating comprehensive academic programs with unparalleled student support services, Phillips Institute stands as a premier choice for individuals seeking to advance their education and careers in a supportive, nurturing environment.

  • 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 Phillips Institute. You will have all the skills and knowledge to start working in entry level roles in any early childcare service in 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 covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First program and eligible students can have 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

    Phillips Institute also offers a number of easy payment plans for students not eligible for Skills First funding, as well as concession rates to funded concession card holders.

    *This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government subsidies.

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