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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

About the course:

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is aimed at people who are working with or wish to work with children. The course studies the use of organisational policies and procedures as well as how to plan activities and provide care for infants, pre-schoolers and primary school-aged children within a children’s service. This course also has a mandatory work placement component of 120 hours, to provide you with on-the-job experience that will help you secure employment.

Why bestchance Training:

At bestchance Training, we have a dedicated team of highly experienced and qualified Trainers and Career Advisors who will support you through your educational goals to secure practical placements and employment outcomes.

Given the quality of training and the support we offer, our students have a strong track record of finding employment after studying with bestchance, with 84% of bestchance Training graduates gained employment after their studies which is 20% higher than the state average.

A 2017 independent assessment of Training providers undertaken by the Department of Education, placed bestchance Training in the top 25% of RTO’s in Victoria in many categories.

We are a not for profit organisation and have been in operation since 1895. We also provide 167 Early Childhood Education & Care Programs across Victoria to 6,5000 children and families per year. These services include Kindergarten, Long Day Care and Family Day Care. Learn more about us here.

Upcoming Courses:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Pakenham) – Classes start on 11th October 2018
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Corinella) – Classes start on 18th October 2018

 

Occupational titles may include Childhood Educator Assistant, Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Worker, Playgroup Supervisor and Nanny. Depending on the setting, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously. In some settings, you may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

Two days per week from 9.30am to 3pm (24 weeks of class time), plus an additional 120 hours of work placement.

*Course duration may vary based on frequency of delivery and public holidays

This course is undertaken as a combination of class based teaching, work placement and independent learning tasks. Students are required to attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study. Work placement totalling 120 hours in an approved centre is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Workplace assessments will be conducted for each placement.

  • Dedication, patience and tact
  • Ability to relate easily to children
  • Flexible in approach
  • Ability to communicate simply and clearly

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and disabilities to apply for this training.

Student requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Available during hours 9.30am – 3pm
  • Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic computer skills, including internet and email
  • Working with Children Check (must be obtained prior to work placement)

bestchance Training offers low course fees in comparison to other registered training organisations – to find out how much this course costs click here. All course fees can be paid through a flexible payment plan to suit your needs.

We run this course all year round – please visit our course calendar for our latest course dates.

  • CHCLEG001 Work Legally and Ethically
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing co-operative behaviour
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of young people
  • CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse people

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education ad Care (CHC50113).

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Testimonials

  • “My placement supervisor said the Certificate III in Education Support provided by bestchance training was the most comprehensive she had seen… I feel I am making a real contribution to helping kids succeed at school and life”

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  • “Before I saw the advertisement I never imagined I could work at a kindergarten….. But bestchance Training gave me that valuable opportunity”

    Raji bestchance Training Student
  • “The course definitely worked for me. The two days a week were perfect as I could continue Nannying around that and placement was included in the course which had been a must on the checklist because there is no better way to learn then actually doing the task. The course covered all the important aspects of the job without drowning it in excess information that wouldn’t actually be part of our day to day work.”

    Bianca
  • I have benefited from this course so much and have gone away from it with so many new skills, experiences and insights. My trainer has been so wonderful and her wealth of knowledge is just fantastic. The facilities and resources are of a high quality and have assisted in helping me learn in a more effective way. This course has made me love children so much more and I would definitely recommend it to people who want to expand their knowledge of children.

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  • bestchance training has been a wonderful experience. It prepares you for work as an integration aide and the course it has to offer is very rewarding and sufficient. The work placements are very rewarding and challenging and it prepares you for any work opportunities.

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  • The bestchance training course has been a very rewarding and positive experience. I believe it has given me the knowledge and confidence to work with children with special needs. The class was very informative and positive. We had a great group of people and instructor. I will miss our weekly class.

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  • The bestchance training course in Education Support offers the opportunities required to learn about working with children with special needs. The course teaches about a variety of situations that may occur in a school and instructs the participants in dealing with these situations

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