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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2020 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 yrs | Part-time: 4 yrs
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 JulyWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 JulyGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2021 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 yrs | Part-time: 4 yrs

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Course Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with young children? This entry-level course will equip you with the foundation skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified assistant within this sector. You will learn about effective interaction and communication with children, appropriate care for babies, toddlers and children, nutrition, first aid, safety, and working legally and ethically. 
 
Our trainers are all experienced Early Childhood Educators, who are up-to-date with current industry standards and practices. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed and work appropriately in the Early Childhood sector. 

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

210 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon You will complete 3 industry placements of 4 days a week, scheduled evenly throughout the course. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: 
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Tuesday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm

Werribee Campus:
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Tuesday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Family day carer
  • Nanny
  • Out of school care assistant
  • Childcare assistant

Course Description

Course Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with young children? This entry-level course will equip you with the foundation skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified assistant within this sector. You will learn about effective interaction and communication with children, appropriate care for babies, toddlers and children, nutrition, first aid, safety, and working legally and ethically. 
 
Our trainers are all experienced Early Childhood Educators, who are up-to-date with current industry standards and practices. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed and work appropriately in the Early Childhood sector. 

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement/industry experience

210 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon You will complete 3 industry placements of 4 days a week, scheduled evenly throughout the course. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: 
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Tuesday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm

Werribee Campus:
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Tuesday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am – 4.15pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Family day carer
  • Nanny
  • Out of school care assistant
  • Childcare assistant

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Entrance Requirements
Important Dates
Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
Fees
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study

Apply now

Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 19/10/2020 12:00:43 PM

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