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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care
Australian YMCA Institute of Education and Training (QLD Campus)
: 3253 1738
: 107 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
: PO Box 669, Spring Hill QLD 4004
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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.
The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so; they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au
Why study with the YMCA?
The YMCA is a national provider of quality Child Care training programs.
The YMCA own and manage all forms of Child Care services right across Australia, so we know exactly what is needed to be an effective Child Care professional.
Tutorial support is available to assist you with your studies. Students receive the undivided attention of their tutors, providing students with assistance that is specific to their needs. Qualifications issued by the Institute are recognised Australia-wide.
The YMCA offer courses in both face-to-face and distance delivery modes, providing you with choice in how you want to study.
The YMCA offer face-to-face and distance delivery modes allowing you to study around your other commitments.
A number of course commencement dates are available throughout the year on the face to face courses. You may start your study at any time via distance learning.
The course includes a work placement that will provide you with firsthand experience of the Child Care industry.
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The YMCA’s Children’s Services courses are delivered using three main methods:
1. Face-to-face classes for those who prefer a highly supportive learning environment. Please see the face to face course details sheet for current timetable information.
2. A series of self-paced electronic learning materials and a textbook that contain the required theory information to complete the course. These are combined with assessment items that are completed in a correspondence format.
3. Learning support services are also available via one-on-one tutorials at YMCA offices or via the telephone or email.
All students have a maximum of twelve months to complete the Certificate III qualification and two years for the Diploma.
To discuss your application in more detail, please contact the YMCA on:
Fortitude Valley Classes
T. 3253 1738
Springfield Lakes Classes
T. 3440 4300
Course Outline – CHC30113 Certificate III in Early
Childhood Education and Care
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
HLTAID004 Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
Course Outline – CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children CHCECE017 For the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment
CHCORG624E Provide mentoring support to colleagues
The YMCA utilises a range of electronic learning and assessment resources as well as textbooks and online tutorials to support students learning.
All students are allocated a trainer to help guide them through their course.
To successfully complete the course, students are required to work through the written assessments for each unit. Each assessment contains a series of questions that are designed to allow you to apply the knowledge you are learning.
Once you have completed the written assessment requirements you should submit them to your allocated YMCA trainer for marking.
You will also be observed performing set skill requirements for the qualification. These observations are conducted in your workplace or during the vocational placement.
As part of the course, you are required to complete a work placement at a Child Care Centre. CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a minimum of 120 hours. CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a minimum of 240 hours. Your work placement provides the opportunity to practice the skills learnt. The YMCA will assist where possible to help students find placements.
Students must be seventeen years of age.
Students must hold a current valid positive notice from the Commission for Children and Young People (Blue Card) prior to commencing their work placement.
Students have twelve months to complete the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and two years to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Children’s Services Staff Profiles
Melanie has over 8 years’ experience in the Early Childhood Education industry, and holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Melanie has worked in various services with a range of ages, cultures and families. She is passionate about sharing her experience and knowledge of the Early Childhood Education industry with students, so they can develop an understanding of the necessary skills to assist children during their development and learning stages. She believes in learning in a practical nature and through real-life scenarios, which she offers with her teaching. Melanie is very
enthusiastic about helping her students work towards improving their skills and preparing them for opportunities in early childhood.
Clare has worked as an early year’s trainer, educator and professional for over 15 years. With her Training and Assessment qualification (TAE), Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Education she is qualified and experienced to deliver a range of courses that include certificate and diploma face to face and distance learning options. Clare ensures that her work industry competence is permanently up to date so that she is able to teach the most current early years practices to her students and her classroom affirmation is that her students ‘start together so finish together’. Clare is keen to support her students gain employment in the early year’s sector and works closely with the early year’s services to build supportive partnerships and career opportunities for them. Supporting students to have successful outcomes and achievements are the key motivators to Clare’s role as a Trainer.
Samantha has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 27 years, commencing as an assistant in a 3-5 year pre-school, working her way towards studying the Diploma in Education and Care and then on to University studying Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood. Samantha also holds her Certificate in Training and Assessment (TAE). Filling roles such as Group Leader, Room Leader, 2IC, Centre Director and then in more recent roles as an Area Manager, overseeing the day to day running of a group of Long Day Care Centres.
Samantha is passionate about delivering quality education and outcomes to students and motivating them to be great educators, as this is what she believes children deserve. Samantha is the mother of 3, a teenager, a pre-schooler and a toddler. So her experience and knowledge are complimented from the classroom to home and vice versa.
Samantha believes that students learn from hands on experiences and that is why her teaching style and delivery is just that, hands on, creative and interactive. Samantha arms the students with valuable resources that they can use when they commence their career in a service interacting and educating out next generations of children.
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Fee for Service
Pay by the month
$250 enrolment fee payable on enrolment, plus
$180 per month for 10 consecutive months from date of enrolment*
* or other monthly combination totalling $1800
Concession $61 ($3.39 per competency)
Full fee $205 ($11.39 per competency)
Fees are payable in full on enrolment.
not hold or be already undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (certificate III qualifications completed at school are not counted)
be 15 years of age or older
have finished or left secondary school
be a Queensland resident - an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
Year 12 Graduate*
have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement or Statement of Results issued by the Queensland Studies Authority
enrol and start training within 12 months of completing Year 12
(that is, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12)
are a Queensland resident.
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Fee for Service
Pay by the month
$250 enrolment fee payable on enrolment, plus
$280 per month for 10 consecutive months from date of enrolment*
* or other monthly combination totalling $2800 1. Enrolment fee is payable on enrolment and may be made by cheque, cash in person or by credit card. 2. Monthly payments are made via credit card or monthly direct debit which must be set up on enrolment. 3. Course fees include training materials, service, support and assessment for the term of the qualification.
Students are not eligible for a refund once a completed enrolment form and deposit have been received. The YMCA shall only consider exemptions to this policy in the event of extenuating medical circumstances or financial hardship.
Applications with supporting evidence must be submitted in writing to the Director of Training.
Students have twelve months to complete the Certificate III qualification and two years to complete the Diploma qualification. If the course has not been completed within that time, the enrolment will expire and students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units completed.
An application for an extension may be submitted in writing to the Director of Training.
Extensions will incur additional continuing student support and assessment services fee of $50 per month over the specified course duration.
Student Support Services
All Students are encouraged to regularly contact their tutor for assistance with course content, assessment tasks, and other course information. To assist students, one on one tutorials and online tutorials can be arranged with the trainer.
“I have been extremely fortunate to have been assigned Karlyn Miskle as my student trainer while
undergoing my Certificate III in Children’s Services through The Australian YMCA Institute of Education and Training.”
“As a stay at home mother of two young children going back to study after fourteen years was a massive decision. I made numerous phone calls to different institutes before I came across Karlyn. From the
moment I spoke to Karlyn I felt her passion for early childhood development and life in general. Karlyn was passionate, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. From this phone call I knew that this is what I wanted to do and Karlyn was the right person to assist me on my journey.”
“Throughout my course I was never alone. Karlyn made it clear that she was only a phone call or email away. Karlyn would always reply promptly and her response would be in-depth and informative. When Karlyn would come out to the centre to perform observations on me, I would find myself observing her. The way Karlyn interacts with the children and the way the children respond to Karlyn is an inspiration. I will strive to have this same impact on children throughout my career.”
“The Trainer is excellent. She is the loveliest lady I have ever met. I successfully finished the course with her last month.” (May, 2014)
How to Enrol
Complete Enrolment Forms
Review the Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility criteria and complete the Certificate 3
Guarantee application, if applicable
Complete Direct Debit Request Form or submit full payment
Return completed forms to:
YMCA Institute of Education and Training
PO Box 669
Spring Hill QLD 4004
Fax to: 3253 1709
Enrolment forms must be completed in full, along with copies of
identification for enrolment to be processed.
Evidence of concession eligibility must be provided at enrolment for
COURSE ENROLMENT FORM
Mr Miss Mrs Ms
Family Name: Given Name/s:
Date of birth: Gender: Female Male
* This is a compulsory part of your enrolment. Unique Student Identifier Number:
Go tohttp://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspxand click on ‘Create your USI’.
Residential Address: Postal Address:
(if different to residential)
Were you born in Australia? Yes No
If not born in Australia, in which country were you born?
Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? Yes No
Is English your main home
language? Yes No
If no, please specify your home language:
How well do you speak English? Very Well Well Not Well Not At All SCHOOLING
Are you still attending secondary school? Yes No
What is your highest completed school level?
Year 12 Year 11 Year 10
Year 9 or Lower
In which year did you complete that school level?
Do you currently work in
the child care industry? Yes No
If yes, Centre name:
Do you have a current Blue Card? Yes No Expiry Date: Do you have a current First Aid Certificate? Yes No Expiry Date: Are you eligible for concession?
(must provide current & relevant evidence) Yes No
Which best describes your current employment status?
Self Employed- not employing others
Employed- unpaid family worker
Unemployed- seeking full time work
Unemployed- seeking part time work
Not employed – not seeking employment
Which best describes the reason you have chosen to study this course?
To get a job
To develop my exiting business
Start my own business
Try for a different career
To get a better job or promotion
Requirement of my job
Wanted extra skills for my job
Personal interest / self-development
To get into another course of study
Have you completed any qualifications? Yes No
If yes, what certificate level was it?
Certificate I Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Course Name: Year Completed: Training Organisation:
Do you wish to apply
for Credit Transfer? Yes No
If yes, Please include certified copies of certificate or Statement of Attainment with enrolment application
Do you wish to apply
for RPL? Yes No
If yes, Please advise training staff upon enrolment and complete the required RPL application pack
DISABILITY / MEDICAL
Do your consider yourself to have a permanent and significant disability? Yes No
If YES, please tick applicable boxes:
Vision and sight Hearing deaf Physical Intellectual Chronic illness Learning Mental illness
Acquired brain impairment
Do you have any medical conditions that would prevent you from completing the course or we should be aware of?
Asthma Allergies Epilepsy Diabetes Other ________________________________________ FEEDBACK
How did you learn about the YMCAs Training Course? (please tick)
Newspaper Friend Internet Job services Provider Centrelink
Flyers Webpage YMCA Staff Facebook Other: __________________________ POLICIES
Appeals and Complaints: The YMCA Institute strives to deal with complaints as soon as they emerge, in order to avoid further disruption to the student. If students have a complaint regarding any aspect of their training, they are
encouraged to speak immediately with a YMCA Training Officer to resolve the issue.
Safeguarding Children & Young People: The YMCA has a range of policies and procedures to keep children and young people safe. Details of these policies are available at: www.brisbaneymca.org along with information on how you can report child safety concerns
Cheating and plagiarism: Cheating and plagiarism are considered to be extremely serious offences. Trainees are expected to exhibit honesty and ethical behaviour in undertaking assessment requirements.
Copies of these and other policies relevant to your training can be found in your student handbook or online at
I declare that all the information provided is true and correct and relates specifically to me and my experience within the Children’s Services field.
I have read and understand all requirements in the student enrolment and information guide.
I also understand that once accepted into programs with the YMCA I will be required to comply with course requirements and study timeframes, including and not limited to fee payment schedules.
I also understand that if I do not follow training schedule and plan within designated timeframes, this can result in a “Not yet Competent” status to meet course standards of outcome.
I also understand that any study plan which expires throughout my enrolment I will be required to undertake additional training and or re-enrol in the qualification at an additional cost to myself.
CERTIFICATE 3 GUARANTEE PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills. Real opportunities. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals without a certificate III or higher level qualification to complete a nationally recognised certificate III level qualification that leads to:
a job outcome for individuals trying to enter the labour market or into their desired
advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their
Certificate 3 Guarantee also supports young people to transition from school to work. It does this by offering fee-free training in high-priority qualifications to year 12 graduates, and by offering a range of subsidised qualifications primarily at the certificate I and II levels to VET in Schools students.
The program primarily targets certificate III level qualifications because certificate III is the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.
The YMCA is able to offer the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at a subsidised rate to eligible students under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
Full fee $205 Concession $61
A concession student must meet the following criteria
the student provides the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the
student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include youth in
the student has a disability the student is an adult prisoner.
CERTIFICATE 3 GUARANTEE STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FORM
Please tick each box along the left hand side of this document to indicate this has been read and/or discussed with the student who is applying for the funding and signing the below declaration.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is for students who commence a certificate III level course on or after 1 July 2013.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee a student must:
not hold or be already undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (certificate III
qualifications completed at school are not counted)
be 15 years of age or older
have finished or left secondary school
be a Queensland resident - an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New
Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Employment status does not matter, nor is there a minimum education requirement, but students must meet the standard entry requirements for their chosen qualification.
Student Agreement - Terms & Conditions
Enrolment into this course will be assessed on the information you have provided on this form. You will be notified by Administration on the status of your application once your eligibility has been assessed.
I understand that by enrolling under the Certificate 3 Guarantee that I am required to complete a survey on cancellation or completion regarding my studies.
I have read and understood the Student Handbook.
I have read the YMCA Privacy Statement within the Student Handbook.
I understand as part of this course I am required to undertake practical assessments within a Centre based licensed Children’s Services provider.
All enrolment details will be provided by the Student, as requested, and must be returned to the
RTO within 2 weeks of enrolment package receipt date. The course will commence as per student
All attendance and assessment requirements must be completed in order for the Student to be eligible for issuance of relevant awards and qualifications; and
Payment for Course Fees must be paid to confirm enrolment in any course of study- please be aware failure to paid course fees will result in student not being able to continue in the course; and
RTO shall not be liable for changes in personal circumstances that prevent the Student from attending / completing the Course; and
All requests for the refund of Fees must be made in writing and received within 2 weeks of course
commencement date directly to the Director of Training and will incur an administrative fee of 10%
of the course fees and where text books are support a fee of $145.00 will also be retained from the course fees unless the books are returned unused.
The RTO shall not be held liable to any person or business for loss or damage suffered due to any unauthorized actions on the part of RTO's employees or partners.
In the event of the student taking extended leave such as maternity or leave for long period from
the service students are responsible for notifying the RTO (3253 1738) so that planning for on the
job assessment and workplace supervisor reports are undertaken prior to leave to ensure you get your units completed.
It is the Students responsibility to complete assessments within the timeframe identified on the
student Training Plan or you MUST request in writing for an extension to the allocated Trainer.
If the student does not complete all units of competency within the funded period the student will be required to re-enrol (please note an enrolment fee applies) and they will be required to make payment for remaining units of competency in order to complete their qualification.
I confirm that the enrolment information I have provided is true and correct and that I have met all the eligibility requirements set out above.
I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations and YMCA Policies (refer to Student Handbook and the Policy Manual) and acknowledge that facilities made available for my use will be used only in accordance with the principles of proper use and relevant rules.
Whilst every endeavour will be made to conduct all advertised courses, YMCA reserves the right to change timetables, class locations, courses offered, trainer and other such details beyond our control that affect enrolments. YMCA will advise students of any changes made. The details in this document are correct at the time of printing.
The Student acknowledges that the materials supplied by YMCA are protected by international copyright laws. I understand that the materials should not be reproduced or altered without the permission of YMCA.
I understand that accessing funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program will exhaust my eligibility for future Government funded training.
I hereby declare that (I have read) or (other person has read) _________________________________ (please insert their name) the above terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria stated above. I understand and agree to abide by these terms and conditions and acknowledge that I am eligible for enrolment into the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.
I understand that the giving of false, incomplete, or misleading information may lead to the refusal of my application and/or cancellation of enrolment at any time and will result in the Student being obligated to pay the full cost of the course personally.
Student Name: Student Signature: Date: Witness Name: Witness Signature: Date: Parent/Guardian Name: (If student is under 18 years of age) Parent/Guardian Signature: Date:
YMCA INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION & TRAINING DIRECT DEBIT REQUEST (DDR)
Name of Customer(s) giving the DDR: Customer address:
I/We authorise the YMCA (APCA User ID Number 051767) to arrange for funds to be debited from my/our account at the financial institution identified below and as prescribed below through the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS). This authorisation is to remain in force in accordance with the terms described in the YMCA Direct Debit Agreement as stated below.
SIGNATURE OF ACCOUNT HOLDERS (if joint account, both signatures may be required)
(Please complete either bank account or credit card section) DETAILS OF THE ACCOUNT THAT IS TO BE DEBITED
Name of Financial Institution: Address of Financial Institution:
Credit Card Details:
(Select type) Cardholders Name:
Card Expiry Date: (Office use only) Bank details verified:
YMCA DIRECT DEBIT AGREEMENT
I/We authorise and agree to the following and acknowledge that I/We have not relied upon any promise, statement or representation other than that contained in the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment:
1. I/We acknowledge that upon enrolment for the selected course, a non-refundable deposit of $250, or a full payment of Certificate 3
Guarantee funded program is payable to the YMCA
2. The balance payable between the quoted price and the non-refundable deposit is $ and is to be paid over a period of (select one
from the following): 3 months/ 6 months/ 10 months
3. I understand that the direct debit fee will be debited on the last business day of the month
4. Upon receipt of the enrolment fee, the monthly debits will commence the following month
5. I/We will provide the YMCA with at least one month’s written notice of early cancellation of the course.
6. I understand that any request for early cancellation of this direct debit will only be granted at the discretion of the YMCA. In the event of an
early cancellation being approved, a minimum administration fee of $150.00 will be charged to process the cancellation. (Price inclusive of GST)
7. All cancellations and changes to enrolment must be made and signed in person at the centre on a ‘Customer Request Form’ to ensure
confidentiality of account details and accuracy of records. All changes must be made on or prior to the 15th of the month to be reflected in the
8. That I/We must inform the YMCA in writing of any change in my address and that failure to do so will not mitigate my/our responsibility in
maintaining the above payments
9. That the YMCA has the right to increase payments in accordance with course price rises, and that I/We will be given a minimum of two months’ notice of such increase
10. That it is my/our responsibility to ensure sufficient funds will be available for payments and acknowledge that the YMCA may debit my/our
account for any fees incurred due to refusal of payment
11. The YMCA will verify the details of the abovementioned account with my/our Financial Institution
12.The Financial Institution to release information allowing the YMCA to verify the abovementioned account details
Signature of student: Signature of joint account holder: