You can study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) in one of two ways:
1. 100% online (excluding work placement)
2. Combination of remote and flexible delivery methods.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.
Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.
You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.
Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Kangan Institute will make efforts to secure an appropriate placement. Due to the current environment and circumstances outside our control, placements may be delayed. This may then impact the completion dates for this course and deferment of graduation.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is the first step toward a successful career in childcare. You will learn to use organisational policies, procedures and profiles to plan and provide activities, education and care for children, aged between 0-6 years.
This early childhood education course will teach you a range of practical early childhood skills. In this nine month course you will learn to facilitate children’s play and leisure to help them to achieve developmentally. You may work under direct supervision or autonomously, and in some settings have limited supervision of volunteers.
You will graduate with a nationally recognised early child care qualification, and will be eligible to study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Kangan Institute offers:
- Additional literacy and/or numeracy support throughout the duration of the course.
- Arrangements of student placements.
- Mentoring of our students on placement.
The Practical Placement component will take place over a period of 10 weeks (2x days per week) in a long day care at an Early Childhood Service.
Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:
• A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
• A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Kangan Institute issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer
You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. Job Trainer is only available till June 2021. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).
Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.