Childcare is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. If you want to be a qualified childcare professional and love kids, it could be your best decision for your career. Through CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. 

This is the minimum qualification to gain employment in an ACECQA approved early childhood service and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

You will support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

After completing the course, your childcare qualification will be recognised anywhere in Australia, you can continue your childcare studies with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The Diploma qualification is suitable to pursue roles as a group leader, family day care coordinator or centre manager.

Enrolment Process

As we are domestic RTO, you can either visit our office during office hours or apply online by clicking HERE

Once we receive your enrolment form, you are assessed on language literacy and numeracy to determine if you have the required English reading, writing and numeracy levels.

Also, we will fix an interview to have a discussion with you to understand your English speaking skills and identify study goals. In the interview, we will

  • Provide information about course that you are enrolling in detail including
  • Course duration
  • Timetable
  • Police Check and or WWCC requirements
  • Assessment types
  • Work placement requirements
  • Support services
  • Confirm the fees you will have to pay and take payment

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have proficient computer skills with internet access and have a valid USI.

Additionally, you need to attend and achieve satisfactory result on language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test and achieve the following ACSF Levels-

Learning – Level 3,
Reading – Level 3,
Writing – Level 3,
Oral Communication – Level 3

Numeracy – Level 3 Students will be required to obtain Australian National Criminal History Check at their own cost. The cost varies where you process the application. For instance, the NSW Police charges $58.60 as of March, 2020.  (There is no standard timeframe that a police check result is valid for. A police check is considered a ‘point in time’ check only, which means the results only reflect police records on the date and time the result is released. The organisation that requires the police check will typically determine the timeframe acceptable for a police check result to be valid, based on their own risk assessment or operational requirements.) Students also need Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearances (If cleared, a check is valid for 5 years if you purchase the, however cleared applicants are continuously monitored.)

Course Fee and Payment Options

Advance College understands the need of flexible payments. We provide you with best possible flexible payment solutions to organise your finances appropriately. Please consult with reception.

Price for Students in Sydney
Course fee – $2200.00

Price for Outside Sydney (Distance Learning)
Course fee – $2500.00

Course Duration

It is competency-based course. The duration of the course is based on the training assessment strategy, delivery mode and individual experiences.  To achieve the qualification, students are required to complete the specified hours of volume of learning as per the training package.

Students must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment’s requirement of the units of competency.

Course Outcome

This qualification is ideal for those who wish to work in the child services industry. This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators.
Once completed, graduates have access to an array of professional careers including roles such as:

  • Children’s Services Program
  • Family Day Care Educator in Early Childhood Services
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Mobile Services Coordinator

Packaging Rules

Total Number of Units – 18 Units

Core – 15 Units
Elective – 3 Units

At least 1 unit from the electives list and 2 units from any endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be contributed to a valid, industry relevant or supported vocational outcome.

Course Units

  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

Elective Units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

Note: Elective units may be different for a single qualification at different delivery institutions.

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Study Modes

Blended – Combination of face to face and online (who can attend class in Sydney Campus)

Additionally, Advance College always focuses on the client’s need. So that, we will tailor your enrolled course based on your schedule. We provide you different study modes to choose from.

Practical/Simulation – All the units have a practical components; students must attend the simulation classes in person. For those students who are from Sydney region, they have to attend the practical/simulation at the Advance College and for others who are from distance should visit the facility designated by us.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning), skills, knowledge and experiences to determine to meet the requirement of qualification or to get credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

Credit Transfer

Advance College has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Further Study

After successfully completion of this course, if you want to study further, you can study different courses including –

  • CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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