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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care International

DURATION

62 weeks full time (including holidays and orientation)

CLASSES

Melbourne CBD 3000 – Thu Fri

STUDY MODE

In class

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

160 hrs

FEES

Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $200
Course Tuition Fee: $9.700

COURSE GUIDE

APPLICATION FORM

Student Application Form

KEY START DATES 2022

Term 1 – Wed 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 19 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 11 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 3 Oct

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (International)

CRICOS Code: 108510C

General: This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Entry requirements: You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. The table below shows the English language test providers and the minimum overall band scores you must achieve to meet the Student visa English language requirement.

English language test providers Minimum score Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 5 4.5
TOEFL internet based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 42 36 30
Occupational English Test B for each test component N/A N/A

You must have taken the English language test in the 2 years before you apply for a student visa.

English language evidence exemptions

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

Other Entry Requirements

Note: For Early Childhood Education streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation.

Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Occupations may include, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide, Preschool Assistant.

Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category. Click on the link below to drill down to child carers.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Assessment: All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.

Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid Working With Children Check prior to attending placement.

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity63
CHCECE031
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing160
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers108
CHCECE033
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children100
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice80
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children100
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning75
CHCECE037
Support children to connect with the natural environment50
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice40
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures55
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care60
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and care65
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting22
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBWRT311Write simple documents30
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. Download and complete the International Student Application Form.

2. Provide a certified copy of your English Language proficiency.

3. Provide a certified copy of your passport.

4. Provide certified copies of any academic transcripts.

5. Provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

6. Send your International Student Application Form with all supporting documents directly to ITHEA by mail or email (apply@ithea.edu.au) or through an authorised education agent. ITHEA administration team will process applications quickly. Applicants will then receive notification informing them of the result of their application.

Receiving a Letter of Offer and Enrolment Acceptance Agreement

Upon receipt of your completed application form and required relevant documents, ITHEA will ensure that all necessary entry requirements are met before issuing a Letter of Offer and an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement outlining the nominated course(s), duration of course(s), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), deposit required and instalment plan.

Please read and understand the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement before returning the complete signed document to ITHEA. We will also require your initial payment as indicated on the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement. Please ensure all payments are in Australian Dollars. When you have completed these steps, ITHEA will then send you a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s)

Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Take the copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s) to the Australian Consulate, Embassy, High Commission in your home country and apply for a student visa. If you are applying for your student visa directly, you can obtain information from the Department of Home Affairs www.homeaffairs.gov.au or your local Australian Diplomatic Mission. The Department will then commence procedures for the issue of your visa. As this can take some time, it is important that your application is submitted well before your course start date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

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