CHC30121

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

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

If you love working with young children in an educational setting, and would like to turn this love into a rewarding career, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be the ideal qualification to get you started.

This course offers a comprehensive program that will ensure that you gain all the essential skills and knowledge to start working and performing confidently in the childcare industry. It covers a range of crucial topics, including child development, safety and nutrition, and communication with parents and caregivers.

With a focus on hands-on experience and practical training, graduates of this course are well-equipped to enter the workforce as confident and competent childcare professionals. The course features 160 hours of practical work placement at an approved children's service which will give you the practical experience you need to hit the ground running in any childcare role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for this government funding.

CHC30121 Melbourne College of Further Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
    Blended
    Workplace
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    VIC Skills First Funding
  • Duration:
    12 months on average
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Melbourne College for Further Education (RTO: 21340)
  • Location:
    VIC
  • Career Outcomes:
    Child Care Worker | Child Carer | Family Day Care Educator | Early Childhood Educator | Child Care Assistant | View All

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Course Rundown

If you love working with young children in an educational setting, and would like to turn this love into a rewarding career, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be the ideal qualification to get you started.

This course offers a comprehensive program that will ensure that you gain all the essential skills and knowledge to start working and performing confidently in the childcare industry. It covers a range of crucial topics, including child development, safety and nutrition, and communication with parents and caregivers.

With a focus on hands-on experience and practical training, graduates of this course are well-equipped to enter the workforce as confident and competent childcare professionals. The course features 160 hours of practical work placement at an approved children’s service which will give you the practical experience you need to hit the ground running in any childcare role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government’s Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for this government funding.

Eligibility

While there are no formal educational requirements to enrol in this course, the following must be met:

  • Language literacy and numeracy: AQF Level 2 minimum;
  • Digital literacy: access to a computer or smart device and the internet to complete your studies;
  • Availability: one day a week for 5 hours, ability to undertake 160 hours placement at a regulated children's service.

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

Core units:

  • CHCECE056 - Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE055 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE030 - Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE034 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTAID012 - Provide first aid in an education and care setting
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE032 - Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE031 - Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE035 - Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 - Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE038 - Inform practice
  • CHCECE033 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE037 - Support children to connect with the environment

Elective units:

  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • BSBTWK301 - Use inclusive work practices

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from MCFE.

You will have all the skills and confidence you need to start performing successfully in one of a wide range of early childhood care roles available in various childcare institutions.

Curious about where a career in early childhood education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

For students not eligible for government funding, full course fees will apply.

Concession rates are available for holders or dependents of holders of:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veteran’s Gold Card.

Payment Plans and Discounts

For fee-paying students, MCFE offers an easy payment plan that allows you to pay your fee in weekly instalments over the duration of the course. If you pay a portion up front, you will also receive a discount of up to 30%.

 

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