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Study CHC30121 Certificate III

Early Childhood Education and Care

The best way to kickstart a satisfying and rewarding vocation in early childhood education and care is to learn the right foundations. Even if you have no experience in this field, studying for a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is ideal for gaining knowledge and confidence.

At Apex Training Institute, we go beyond teaching the best, most up-to-date information. We offer extraordinary flexibility to help you succeed in your studies to achieve your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and find yourself in a wonderful new line of work.

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CHC30121 Certificate III

Early Childhood Education and Care

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CAREER QUALIFICATIONS

Why Study CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will qualify you to enter this exciting field. It will qualify you to work in the following roles:

  • Childcare worker
  • Childhood educator assistance
  • Nanny
  • Family daycare worker
  • Out-of-school hours care worker
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Mobile assistant

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the foundation course to qualify you for working in childcare directly. 

Qualification Pathway

And it can pave the way to further education courses in this related area, including:

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School-Age Education and Care

CHC30221 Certificate III in School-Based Education Support

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work

So no matter where you choose to steer your career in the future, the possibilities are wide open for you.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the foundation
course to qualify you for working in childcare directly.

No matter where you choose to steer
your career in the future,

the possibilities are
wide open for you.

Enrollment Process

Submit an application

Fill out the online application form.

Wait for your application form to be assessed for viability

If your application is approved, you proceed to the next step; if not, you do not meet the requirements to proceed with your enrolment at Apex Training Institute.

Additionally, there might be some cases where you need to fulfill some requirements before your application can be approved; an Apex team member will advise if this is the case.

Enroll and choose your payment method

Once you have enrolled, you can pay via one of the payment methods available.

Once we have received payments, we will send you your enrollment information and student onboarding information within one business week.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Course overview

The course consists of 17 units of competency:

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units
Core Units (15)
Code
Unit Description
CHCECE030
Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032
Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035
Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037
Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038
Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055
Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056
Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting*
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective (2)
Code
Unit Description
BSBSTR401
Promote innovation in team environments
HLTAID009
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Important
  • Students pursuing study via the Queensland government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program can only pursue one specialisation and up to thirteen units of competency.
  • Self-funded students can elect to pursue more than one specialisation.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Study CHC30121 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care Online

Do you think the Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care (both online and in-person) is the course for you?

There are just a few essential requirements you will need to meet, namely:

Communicate effectively

You must be able to communicate effectively in an English-speaking workplace.

Get a Working with Children Check

Should you work in an organisation involving children in Queensland, you will
require a Blue Card.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Apex requires your Unique Student Identifier (USI) within 14 days of enrolment with
us. And at any stage during your studies, we may also request access to your USI
transcript (per our privacy policies and procedures).

See Student Handbook
Resources:

To take part in the course, you will need to have access to these resources:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a functional webcam

Microsoft Office (or Open Office, the free, open-source equivalent)

Zoom webinar software

PDF reading software

Do you have any questions or concerns?
Please contact us for advice.
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LEARNING METHODS

Why Study CHC30121 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care with Apex Training Institute?

Apex Training Institute is a renowned education provider for people like you who seek a career
to make a difference in childrens’ lives.

Flexibility is factored into our curriculum to ensure you succeed in obtaining your qualifications,
no matter what your circumstances or preferred learning style.

Learning environments:

Our course enables you to study for your CHC30121Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a variety of learning environments:

In-person on campus

Where you can interact with our qualified, industry-experienced trainers.

Online live classes & Online study

Study in the comfort of your own home without the need to travel to campus each time.

Simulated work environment

A great hands-on way to get a feel for what the working environment is really like. Available on-campus at Apex

Actual work environment

This includes 160 hours of vocational placement at an actual child care centre.

Supplementary study materials

Powerpoints and other written supplementary study materials are available to you as part of this course.

And importantly, with Apex, you can finish your qualification at your own pace. You have up to 12 months to complete all modules and can attend an unlimited number of face-to-face and online classes and support sessions within that time.


Your love of children will spur you on to complete the 17 units of competency (consisting of 15 core and 2 elective units). Our highly qualified trainers are there to help every step of the way.


If you are eligible, government funding may be available for you (see question below). And being Austudy approved, you can still receive your Centrelink payments while taking our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course. Even if you are a self-funded student, you can still be assured of massive discounts with Apex Training Institute.


And as you study, you can look forward to great new job opportunities that await you. Because according to Job Outlook, demand for childcarers is set to grow from 130,000 in 2020 to approximately 144,000 by 2025. In addition, Apex Training Institute partners with more than 20 partner organisations Australia-wide. This all gives you tremendous potential for future job prospects.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

Is Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Government Funded?

If you are considering taking the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible for government funding.

The Criteria for government funding for this course include being:

Requirements:

At least 15 years of age and no longer attending school

A Queensland resident

An Australian Citizen or Permanent Australian Resident

Additionally, you should not have completed a Certificate III or above within Australia to be
eligible for the funding.


Please remember that at Apex Training Institute, huge discounts are available for self-funded
students. And being an Austudy-approved course, you can continue receiving your Centrelink
payments while you are studying.

OUR STAFF

Our Staff At Apex Training Institute: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Our staff not only share your passion for giving young children the best start in life in their
formative years - we care about you, our students.

Our qualified and experienced trainers are on hand to make your learning experience
stimulating and enjoyable. They are outcome-driven and will support you in this exciting new career path.

Rajy Xavier

Trainer

Rajy Xavier is a dedicated Early Childhood Teacher and ECE trainer and assessor with a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years. With a comprehensive educational background, Rajy holds Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in the field. Complementing this foundation are two master's degrees in Education, specializing in Leadership and Management, as well as Inclusive Education.‍Throughout her career, a passion for nurturing young minds and fostering inclusive learning environments has been evident. With a commitment to professional development and a deep understanding of educational theory and practice, Rajy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Apex training college community.

CHC30121 Certificate III

Early Childhood Education and Care

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It’s time to take the first step into your new vocation. Secure the qualifications you need to work in early childhood education and childcare with a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there assessments or exams in the course? 

When you fill out the application form, you will find the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. You may access the application forms any time by going to the Courses page.

What are the requirements needed to qualify for the government funding program?

You must meet or have the following requirements:

  • Proof of DOB
  • Proof of QLD residency (driver's license, house rental contract)
  • A permanent resident visa and medicare
  • should not be previously enrolled in Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma courses
  • Concession card (optional)
Will I be assigned a facility for placement?

We have partnered with several facilities to provide the best placement experiences to our students. Students are required to fill out an application form and the facilities then confirm if they are able to accept the student. Apex does not assign a facility to a student but supports and helps them with their application to the facility they want to join. Students are allowed to find placement facilities outside of the ones that Apex has partnered with if there is a specific preference.

When can I get my certificate?

Certificates are given out to all students that complete their course work. This includes in class assignments as well as placements. Upon completion, the trainers review all of the assigned work and placement workbooks and if they are satisfactory, a certificate is then issued within 3 weeks of completion.

What career support do you provide?

Please refer to the course fact sheets on the Resources page.

I have qualifications, training and/or experience in this field. Can I get my previous training or experience credited?

You most certainly can. There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the amount of time and units you need to study, including:

  • Recognition of prior learning - this process recognises previous work experience, previous formal and informal education among other things;
  • Recognition of statements of attainments issued by other RTOs - known as credit transfers; and,
  • Recognition of qualifications issued by other RTOs - also known as credit transfers.

For more information on all these programs, please check out the Student Handbook found on the Resources page.

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