CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (formerly Certificate III in Children’s Services) is highly regarded for early childhood professionals or for those non-professionals that are looking for a rewarding career enhancing a young child’s early years. The qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, so you can use it anywhere in Australia.

You will learn skills such as supporting the implementation and management of programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

Career opportunities may include working as an early childhood educator within early childhood services, such as long daycare, family daycare, preschool and out of school hours care programs.

Units of Study

Students are required to complete eighteen 18 units of competency including 120 hours worth of work placement.

Code Subject Name
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
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Electives
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Course information

Study area

Early Childhood Education, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1984

Duration

3 Sessions over 1 year

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

086156B

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$6,600 (2018)

$6,600 (2018)

Payment options:



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be avaliable

Schedule of fees 2018

Entry Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

IELTS 5.5 Academic (minimum of 5.5 in all bands) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.

The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$8,943 (2018)

$8,943 (2018)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May 2018

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census Date: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can be used as a pathway to Certificate IV-level programs (excluding Certificate IV in Fitness) at UOW College. Students can also apply for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care on successful completion.

Student can also use the Certificate for a variety of job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • After-school care educator
  • Group/team coordinator (children's services)
  • Family day care service educator

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