CHC30121- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must show appropriate levels of LLN to be eligible to complete this course. Learners need a level of English language both written and verbal to accurately collect and report information. Learners will be guided to support LLN requirements / improvements by trainer(s). Learners complete a LLN screen during the Pre-Training Interview process.


Students needing Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support are identified on application through the Pre Training Interview process. In most cases, LLN support can be provided. Where only a low level of support is needed, the program manager may arrange for the student to receive extra-curricular assistance from the trainer or other qualified staff member. Where extensive support is needed, specialised LLN classes may be set up. Where an applicant’s LLN deficiency will clearly inhibit achievement of learning outcomes and the applicant refuses LLN support, enrolment may be declined.

The RTO’s determined Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) entry levels for this course are:


Entry Level







Oral Communication


• Police record check
• Work with Children Check
To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake work placement of 100 hours. Workplace documents are provided and students are advised to complete a National Police Record Check and Work With Children Check on commencement of the course in preparation for work placement. Students who have these already can commence practical work placement immediately (if desired).
Assessor will visits work place to assess students on the practical workplace components of study.
Student can commence work placement at any time but after 5th week upon conclusion of Delivery of CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs and can continue to undertake work placement during delivery.
Student may undertake work placement upon completion of delivery between week 49 – 52.
To be assessed as competent student must have performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 100 hours within at least one education provider in relation to the following units:
• CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
• CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs

Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this qualification student may expect to have following job outcomes:

  • Education support worker
  • Education support officer (ESO)
  • Learning support officer (LSO)
  • Teachers’ aide
  • Integration aide
  • Education assistant
  • Language and literacy worker
  • Note taker
  • Tutor

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

Further Studies

Students if they wish to continue with further studies, they can enrol in Certificate IV in Education Support, Certificate IV in Disability or the Bachelor of Education

Course Structure

Completion of 17 units (including 12 core units and 5 elective units)

Unit CodeUnit of CompetencyCore / ElectiveScheduled Hours
CHCEDS003Contribute to student education in all developmental domainsCore80
CHCEDS002Assist in implementation of planned educational programsCore75
CHCDIV001Work with Diverse peopleCore85
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore75
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young peopleCore55
CHCEDS004Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centreCore80
CHCEDS005Support the development of literacy and oral language skillsCore95
CHCEDS006Support the development of numeracy skillsCore85
CHCEDS007Work effectively with students and colleaguesCore40
CHCEDS017Contribute to the health and safety of studentsCore80
CHCEDS018Support students with additional needs in the classroom environmentCore75
CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment.Core75
CHCEDS008Comply with school administrative requirementsElective50
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskElective50
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyElective25
CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilitiesElective70
CHCEDS012Set up and sustain individual and small group experiences.Elective70

Expected Duration

Students are required to undertake face to face, work placement and home study over the period of 52 weeks including 6 weeks break and 4 weeks the work placement. Study load of students have been worked out as under:

Face to face in class (5 hours a day and one day a week for 42 weeks) (Note 6-week break is not taken into account)210 Hours
Work placement (Week 49 to 52)100 Hours
Home Study, research, Assessments etc955 Hours
Total1,265 Hours

Home study, research and assessment timings may vary depending upon individual student LLN level.

This course requires 52 weeks to complete. The maximum duration of this course is based on the total nominal hours of this course (1,265 hours) and a recommended overall average minimum number of hours devoted to study each week, which includes practical, self-study and assessments.

This meets the established volume of learning as indicated by AQF 2nd Edition January 2013 and Volume of Learning an Explanation May 2014.

Full time (Day)
Blended: Classroom Delivery

This Qualification will be delivered at the following locations:
Unit 5 49-55 Riverside Ave, WERRIBEE VIC 3030 Plenty of parking available at site.
Other places may be made available depending upon the requirements / group of learners.
Mode of Payment: - Both cash and card are accepted.
Initial Deposit: - A deposit of $150 is required to secure your vacancy, unless paying in full
Details of fees: -
• the above fees include student amenities and services
• the above fees are GST Free
• The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change without prior notice

For fee terms and conditions, payment plans and refund, please refer student handbook or contact office.

Fee protection

To ensure the protection of fees paid in advance, we will not accept payment of more than

$1,200 from each individual student prior to the commencement of a course. Following course commencement, we require payment of additional fees in advance but ensure that at any given time, the total amount pre-paid for services does not exceed $1,500.

Payment plan

Student are required to pay fees as per following fee schedule:
Instalment NoTiming of PaymentAdministration / Material FeeTuition FeeTotal
Down PaymentBefore Commencement 
1st InstalmentAfter 3 months 
2nd InstalmentAfter 6 months 
3rd InstalmentAfter 9 months 
4th InstalmentAfter 12 months 
5th InstalmentAfter 15 months 
Final InstalmentUpon Completion



For information about the refund policy please refer to the student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support will be issued to the student within 30 days of completion of the qualification.

Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully.
We use competency based assessment, our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as industry required practical placement.

The Trainers/assessor’s are given a marking guide and instructions that is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments. We use following methods of assessments:

We have implemented assessment instruments that uses range of assessment method to assess the learner’s performance.
The following methods of assessment may be employed in the course:
A. Written/ Verbal Questions and Answers
B. Project / Report
C. Demonstration
D. Third party feedback/observation
E. Case Study / Scenario Analysis
F. Portfolio
G. Practical Placement
It should be noted that a single assessment activity may employ more than one assessment methodology indicated in the above table.
RPL is offered in all programs.
You will need to indicate this on your enrolment form and fill out an RPL application form and read the RPL information sheet as to the process involved.
Students are given a check list of documentation to submit as evidence based on this submission the trainer will determine if the evidence is sufficient meeting all elements and essential criteria, knowledge and skills. If they are lacking in any area the trainer will then use competency based questioning, practical assessment and if necessary gap training.
Once competency has been established the qualification will be issued to the student.
Each participant enrolling in the course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certification or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statement of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.
Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted. A Credit transfer will also result in reduction in duration of the course.
The students need to bring the following during their training and assessment:
a. Notebook/Note pad
b. Pen (either blue or black)
c. Lunch/Snacks
The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.
If student have any complaint against Christa College policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain complaint form from reception and launch their complaint formally.
For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

Financial Hardship

We may be able to assist you, if you are going through financial hardship, please contact us for further information.
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