CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Studying this online CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course from Open Colleges will equip you with the skills necessary to excel in the early childhood education sector. Upon completion of this online course you will gain all the required knowledge to interact appropriately with children while fulfilling their emotional, physical and self-care needs.

This program will give you a foundation of education and skills for working with children, including early childhood education. You will also be taught the legal and ethical framework for working in children’s services to aid you in identifying and responding to risk factors.

Gain practical skills

This online course includes a mandatory 120 hours of work placement. Workplace assessments and training must be undertaken in workplace organisations that are suitable for the course. There may be instances where you need to undergo a criminal records check or a Working with Children check. You will also need to have completed and hold a current Basic First Aid certificate, issued by an accredited provider.

CHC30121 Open Colleges Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Max 24 months
  • Start date:
    Anytime - start today!
  • Awarded by:
    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Child Care Worker | Early Childhood Teacher | Family Day Care Educator | Occasional Care Educator | Early Childhood Educator | View All

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Studying this online CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course from Open Colleges will equip you with the skills necessary to excel in the early childhood education sector. Upon completion of this online course you will gain all the required knowledge to interact appropriately with children while fulfilling their emotional, physical and self-care needs.

This program will give you a foundation of education and skills for working with children, including early childhood education. You will also be taught the legal and ethical framework for working in children’s services to aid you in identifying and responding to risk factors.

Gain practical skills

This online course includes a mandatory 120 hours of work placement. Workplace assessments and training must be undertaken in workplace organisations that are suitable for the course. There may be instances where you need to undergo a criminal records check or a Working with Children check. You will also need to have completed and hold a current Basic First Aid certificate, issued by an accredited provider.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Understanding of English to at least a Year 10 level; AND
  • Be at least 18years old; AND
  • Basic computing skills; AND
  • Have access to digital equipment; AND
  • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

In this early childhood education course, the essential areas you will cover include: 

  • Effectively and confidently care for babies, toddlers and children and support their development during the vitally important early childhood years. 
  • Promote safe sleep; provide positive nappy-changing, toileting and mealtime experiences; and create a healthy, supportive and safe environment for babies and toddlers. 
  • Master the art of caring for slightly older children. As part of this, you will learn how to promote children’s development in a safe, healthy and inspiring manner, as well as how to encourage physical activity and how to help them adjust to change.

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists. Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) from Open Colleges.

There has been an increasing demand for childcare services and as a result higher levels of professionalism are required to succeed in this industry. Studying with Open Colleges will not only give you this professionalism but also give you the skills to work in a range of positions in the early childhood education sector. This course is nationally recognised and you will be qualified to work in childcare services, vacation care services and day care services, as well as provide home-based care services.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable.

Choose to pay in full and save 10% on course fees, or opt for a 50/50 plan where you can pay half of your fees upfront and the balance as a payment plan. For extra flexibility there is also the Zip Money payment plan.

Zip Money payment plan - we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

Open Colleges payment plans are interest free!

Enquire now to find out about other payment plans that can work for you.

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