CHC30113

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Learn how to support the holistic development of babies, toddlers and children in early childhood, and how to contribute to a healthy and safe learning environment. We teach you to provide care and plan engaging and educational activities to maximise the development of the children in your care. Learn how to create individual profiles and work with families from different cultural backgrounds to provide appropriate education and care. From family day care provider to preschool assistant, this course will give you a solid understanding of the approved learning framework used in early childhood education in Australia.


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Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje

Early Childhood Education & Care

After studying midwifery in the Philippines, I chose to continue my studies at TAFE Queensland because it had a good reputation. My dream job is to work in a childcare centre and TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dream by providing me with great education and experience. My teachers are all very friendly, informative and helpful. The best thing about studying at TAFE Queensland has been meeting a diverse range of people from different cultures.

Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje
Early Childhood Education & Care
TAFE Queensland North

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Key Dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland South West 

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

089355D Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

081283B South Bank
Loganlea
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

085595J Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

080333E Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Locations


Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870


Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131


Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557


South Bank
66 Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101


Toowoomba
100 Bridge St
Toowoomba QLD 4350


Townsville (Pimlico)
Corner of Hugh St & Fulham Rd, Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812


Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.


Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.


Placement

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Students participating in compulsory vocational placement will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice, and apply for a Blue Card for placement.

TAFE Queensland North:

Students who are currently not working in the industry are required to complete vocational placement for this program.

TAFE Queensland South West:

​In addition to attending classes at TAFE, if you are not currently employed in a Regulated Education and Care Service, you will be required to undertake Vocational Placement. Vocational Placement is negotiated with the teaching team, and the Education and Care Service. You must hold or obtain a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. Blue Card Applications or Authorisation to Confirm a Valid Card/Applications are to be lodged through TAFE.

Whether you are employed in the industry or undertaking Vocational Placement, you will be required to provide evidence that you have completed a minimum of 120 hours in the workplace, including a minimum of 24 hours with infants, to successfully complete this qualification.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

 


Important Information

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

It is strongly recommended that applicants provide evidence of immunisation against: Pertussis (dTpa, provided dTpa has not been given previously), MMR (if non-immune) and Varicella (if seronegative). In addition, it is recommended that all Childcare and preschool staff have Hepatitis A Vacination.

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Unit Introduction

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 18 Units:
Core Competencies: 15
Elective Competencies: 3


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Not all electives available at all campuses

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The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Toowoomba, South West $6,750 1 Year
South Bank, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Loganlea, Brisbane $6,000 6 Months
Cairns, North $6,500 1 Year
Townsville (Pimlico), North $6,500 1 Year
Mooloolaba, East Coast $6,000 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Students are required to purchase and wear the TAFE QLD Brisbane Polo shirt while on vocational placement.

Apply for a Blue Card for placement.

TAFE Queensland North

The Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and a current Australian Federal Police Check Costs may incur additional costs at students own expense of approximately A$50.

Costs may be also be involved for vaccinations at students own expense of approximately A$200.

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

A TAFE Queensland East Coast Polo shirt and textbooks are required. The cost of these items is not included in the program fees.

Textbooks:

  • The Big Picture by Karen Kearns
  • Birth to Big School by Karen Kearns​
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Outcome

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Job Prospects

  • Child Care Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Carer
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny
  • Preschool Aide

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:


Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje

Early Childhood Education & Care

After studying midwifery in the Philippines, I chose to continue my studies at TAFE Queensland because it had a good reputation. My dream job is to work in a childcare centre and TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dream by providing me with great education and experience. My teachers are all very friendly, informative and helpful. The best thing about studying at TAFE Queensland has been meeting a diverse range of people from different cultures.

Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje
Early Childhood Education & Care
TAFE Queensland North

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Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

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