Currently not accepting enrolments in VIC
(46 weeks tuition (inclusive of 6 weeks placement) + 6 weeks scheduled break)
*Non-Tuition fees not included
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or Australian equivalent is mandatory. Students must be 18 years old and above.
English Requirement for Overseas Students
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.
|Core Unit Code|
|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 Unit Code|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
Note: The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121
*CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE033, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036 require students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.
Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 160 hours of work-based training (unpaid vocational placement).
The College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.
Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere within Australia.
Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression in the UoCs listed below.
Before commencing vocational placement:
Students will be required to complete HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting. This unit is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.
As per placement facilities students are expected to have immunizations record such as COVID Vaccine certificate, Influenza vaccination. There might be additional immunization record required depending on the placement facilities policies.
Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:
Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.
NPA does not guarantee that:
Child Care Worker
Completion of an NPA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.