Course Details - CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Marden Senior College

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EASVA TitleCertificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
QualificationCHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Qualification NotesThis qualification is current in the national register
RTOMADEC Australia (National Code 3957)
Host OrganisationMarden Senior College
Course Length3 Semesters (1.5 years)
PLEASE NOTE – All courses run subject to enrolment numbers.
Course DescriptionA Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed to prepare you for a career in childcare. The course covers topics such as child development, safety, nutrition and behaviour management. You’ll learn how to create a safe and nurturing environment for children, plan and implement educational activities and communicate effectively with parents and other caregivers. Additionally, you’ll be trained in first aid and CPR for children along with Safe Environments for Children and Young People. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously. This qualification is current in the national register
PathwaysCompletion of this qualification will support entry into education pathways such as Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, Bachelor of Early Education and Care. Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment pathways such as Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Worker, Kindergarten/Pre School Assistant, OSHC Assistant, Educator Assistant, Youth Worker.
Entry RequirementsTo meet the requirements of the VETRO process, students must demonstrate prior career planning/ relevant VET pathway evidence. This could include; relevant work experience, accredited training, SACE subjects/projects, participation in an Activity Day.
Other RequirementsPart A of the School Enrolled Students VET Referral online referral form to be completed by home school. This will then initiate the VETRO/LLN testing process. Information sessions and LLN testing for this course are scheduled for Term 4, dates to be advised. It is compulsory to attend to start the enrolment process for 2024. Regular attendance is essential. Students must be prepared to complete work at home if they are unable to attend. Neat casual dress Bring pen, writing paper, folder, USB
Delivery Location(s)Marden Senior College, 1-37 Marden Road, Marden, SA, 5070
Dates and Times71 weekly sessions at Marden Senior College on Fridays from 08:45 until 16:00.
Commencement date 09/02/24.
Last class on 5 July 2025. Students are not to leave site without approval. This course does not run during School or Public Holidays. Students are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise.
Work Placement22 days
160 hours All home schools are required to conduct WorkPRO (or similar) prior to students commencing a course. Students and home school representatives are required to complete School and MADEC work placement documentation before attending work placement. Before students attend a work placement they must have successfully completed a screening clearance with the Department of Human Services. Volunteer no cost. Working one is approx. $65.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 155 SACE credits
Up to 155 upon completion of the qualification (Max on VET Recognition Register)
Units Of Competency
CoreCHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice80 nominal hours
 CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care60 nominal hours
 HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20 nominal hours
 HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting22 nominal hours
 CHCECE031Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing160 nominal hours
 CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40 nominal hours
 CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity63 nominal hours
 CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers108 nominal hours
 CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children100 nominal hours
 CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures55 nominal hours
 CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children100 nominal hours
 CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and care65 nominal hours
 CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice40 nominal hours
 CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning75 nominal hours
 CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment50 nominal hours
ElectiveCHCDIV001Work with diverse people40 nominal hours
 CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Total nominal hours = 1198 Successful completion of 15 core units, 2 elective units and 160 hours structured work placement are required to gain this qualification. Total number of units = 17
Training Cost$600.00
The training cost is the ‘gap’ fee for eligible students (as detailed in selection process section). This course is supported by the Government of South Australia, VET for Schools Students. The training cost of $600 includes materials/consumables, text/ work books, access to learn platform and assessment.

Students home school to be invoiced by Marden Senior College.
Cost NotesStudents to supply own USB and stationery. Department for Education Non-EASVA students enrolling will incur a $100.00 additional Administration fee. Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $200.00 administration fee. This will provide the home school VET Leader access to WebVET. Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   25
Selection ProcessMust be an Australian Citizen, permanent Australian resident or Eligible visa holder. Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the year of study and are undertaking SACE. Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and pre training interview to be conducted by MADEC prior to being accepted into the course (VETRO Process). *Please note: in the event that the gaps in a student’s learning are too significant to commence training (not suitable for the course) all relevant data will be provided to the school so the student may be provided with appropriate learning support at home school and counselled into alternative subject choices. VETRO will be conducted in Term 4, at Marden Senior College, dates and times to be confirmed.
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation and induction occurs during the first training session by the trainer with host school VET Leader support. On your first day of training meet at Student Services (Blue building off gate 2, Marden Road). Here you will be met by Marden Staff member and taken to your classroom
Public TransportBus lines stopping near Marden Senior College: OG Road, Payneham Road and O’Bahn at Klemzig Interchange.
Contact PersonMs Heather Thomas, Phone 8366 2869, Email
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