Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
|Intake Dates||Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct|
|Duration||52 weeks (Incl. Holidays)|
|Tuition Fee||AU $15,000|
|Campus||Melbourne CBD and Hobart CBD|
|Work-Based Training (WBT)||160 hours in a regulated education and care service|
If you have felt that you would love to assist in the education and learning development of babies, toddlers and children then this program is for you. Qualifying as an early childhood professional you will support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
The qualification provides possible employment in following roles:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Outside School Hours Care Assistant
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Pre – school Assistant
- Family Day Care Worker
Students will need to complete 15 core units and 2 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.
CHCECE034 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE030 – Support inclusion and diversity
HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE033 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE032 – Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE031 – Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE036 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE035 – Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE038 – Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE037 – Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE054 – Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 – Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
BSBSUS411 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.
English Language Requirements
International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:
i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.
Results older than two years are not acceptable.
ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.
If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:
– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT
– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT
– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.
|Level of Study||Academic Requirements|
|Certificate III||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.|
|Certificate IV||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher|
|Diploma||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.|
|Advanced Diploma||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.|
|Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning)||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.|
|Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks)||Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.|
Requirements prior to the start of Word-Based Training (WBT) components for Early Childhood Education and Care
A satisfactory and valid Working with Children Check (Victoria)
A satisfactory and valid Working with Vulnerable People Card (Tasmania)
All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)
Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with RGIT Australia.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)
Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.
Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.