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Course Details - CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - St Francis de Sales College

AHSPs TitleEarly Childhood Education and Care
QualificationCHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
RTOMADEC (National Code 3957)
Host OrganisationSt Francis de Sales College
Course Length3 semesters (1.5 years)
Course will be 35 weeks in duration, held over 13 months for 2022 Year 11 students. 2022 Year 12 students will complete the course over 12 months and conclude the course with a 2 day block on 30/11/22 and 1/12/22.
Course DescriptionThrough the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and provide education and care to children in a range of services. Students will be provided with an opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of educational programs that focus on supporting children's wellbeing, learning and development. This Certificate is the minimum qualification required to gain employment in approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education. Students develop the skills and knowledge needed to inspire and support children as an Early Childhood Educator and explore working in a childcare, preschool, classroom, out-of-school-hours care or even a community education setting in the future.
PathwaysOn completion of this Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, possible career options include: Early Childhood Educator (Childcare Centre); Family Day Care Worker; Kindergarten/Pre School Assistant; OSHC Assistant; Educator Assistant; Youth Worker. Possible future educational pathways include: Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).
Entry RequirementsStudents in Year 11 must have a strong interest in young children and working in Early Childhood Education. Students in Year 11 will also need to undertake the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) process in Semester 2, 2021 via a referral process completed at their Home School using an online form. Once the Home School has completed the referral process, students will be required to undertake a Snapshot Reading and Numeracy Assessment to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy ability.
Other RequirementsA Department of Human Services (DHS) clearance is also required by ALL students prior to the starting of the course. Because you are classed as a VOLUNTEER student when on work placement - the DHS is free of charge. You MUST apply for the Working with Children check. Students can apply by using the following link:
Delivery Location(s)St Francis de Sales College, Springs Road, Mount Barker, SA, 5251
Springs Road, Mount Barker SA 5251 - in the Trade Skills Centre.
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at St Francis de Sales College on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 15:00.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
This course will run for 35 weeks over 13 consecutive months for Year 11 students. All delivery will be completed in 2022 with placement and assessment requirements being finalised in February 2023. The 2 day block starting on 30/11/22 from 9am to 3pm is for 2022 Year 12 students only.
Work Placement20 days
All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an accredited Early Childcare Centre and complete performance tasks to achieve competency.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 115 SACE credits
SACE Stage 2 credits - up to 115.
Units Of Competency
CoreCHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity70 nominal hours
 CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing65 nominal hours
 CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care70 nominal hours
 CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers60 nominal hours
 CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children70 nominal hours
 CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice70 nominal hours
 CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children70 nominal hours
 CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning40 nominal hours
 CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice40 nominal hours
 CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care55 nominal hours
 HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting20 nominal hours
 CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40 nominal hours
 HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20 nominal hours
 CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures25 nominal hours
ElectiveCHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment30 nominal hours
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people50 nominal hours
 CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice30 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$350.00 GST exempt
This training cost may vary in 2022 and does not include consumables.

This training cost is the gap fee payable after subsidised government funding from the Department for Innovation and Skills (VFSS).

For DfE families who qualify for School Card, there may be no cost for this course.

Please refer to your school's VET Coordinator for further information.

FULL FEE FOR SERVICE COST for this course is $4090 plus any applicable administration fee.

Non-member schools - an admin levy of $250.00 per student.
Cost NotesThis course is delivered by a National Accredited Training Organisation with an approved Funded Activities Agreement with the Department of Innovation and Skills, and as such, students may be eligible to be funded for the Training Cost of this course under the Subsidised Training List for VET in Schools. From January 2022, students who turn 16 in Year 11 will be able to access subsidised traniing from the beginning of the school year. Please refer to your school's VET Coordinator for more information.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    12
Maximum   22
Selection ProcessAn interview will be required for all new students applying into this course. The interview will be conducted at St Francis de Sales College, Mount Barker campus. Applicants will be contacted directly by St Francis de Sales College to confirm the time and date of the interview.
Orientation DetailsAll students will have an Induction Day on Day 1 of the course commencement to go through: Housekeeping; Expectations; Studying VET; Code of Conduct; Simulated Assessment; Assessment requirements; Work placement requirements; Work Health and Safety.
Contact PersonMr Branden Hill, Phone 8393 1000, Email
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