Gain a solid grounding in the industry through our CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Then progress to our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to boost your career prospects with two nationally accredited qualifications.

Course Overview 
Employment outcomes, practical skills, subject areas and study modes

Employment Outcomes

  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Childhood Educator
  • Educational Leader
  • Nanny

Practical Skills

By graduating the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be competent in working within the National Quality Standards. You will be able to facilitate play and stimulate child development in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework.

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care aims to provide you with essential management and leadership skills including programming and planning, working with family, the community and your team.

Course Information 
Delivery mode, location, study mode, start date and duration
Delivery Mode Location Study Mode Start Date Duration
On Campus Melbourne City Campus - VIC, Sydney City Campus - NSW Full time 09/10/17, 29/01/18, 23/04/18, 16/07/18, 08/10/18 104 weeks; 82 weeks of tuition and up to 22 break weeks. Students will attend at least two days per week face-to-face classes as well as engaging in some online learning.
Unit of Competency 
Units of competency
Core 

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting * This unit is delivered by a specialist first aid training provider on our behalf.

HLTWHS001

Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE016

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

HLTWHS003

Maintain workplace health and safety

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE020

Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCECE026

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE022

Promote children's agency

CHCECE023

Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE024

Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
Elective 

CHCECE012

Support children to connect with their world

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

CHCMGT003

Lead the work team

CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy
Additional Information 
Additional information

Entry requirements

Overseas students need to be 18 years of age and must show proof of their English language proficiency. Minimum requirement is IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent. Students must complete a study skills assessment for basic literacy and numeracy. All students must satisfy police and working with children or working with vulnerable people checks.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may apply to have previous courses, formal qualifications, knowledge, work experience and/or life experiences assessed for credit or exemption towards this course. Please contact us for more information. 

Training and assessment methods

On campus training involves a combination of classroom learning, resource development, online learning, practical sessions, research and project work plus vocational placement in a registered education and care service. MEGT Institute utilises a range of assessment methods including demonstration/direct observation of the student at vocational placement, written reports, training records, written tests, work samples, questions and discussions and projects. Students will need to be marked satisfactory in all assessments to successfully pass the course.

Vocational placement

We arrange for our students studying on campus to undertake vocational placement in a registered education and care service. Vocational placement for both our day and evening program consists of: 3 days per week in 16 vocational placement weeks over the duration of the course. Total 48 days and 384 hours. NB: There are no classes during vocational placement weeks. During vocational placement students will be supported daily by a designated supervisor and will be facilitated and assessed by a MEGT trainer trainers/ assessors (visits will be organised for each block of placement)

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