Foundation Education

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) / Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121 / CHC50121Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
Duration
Up to 36 monthsself-paced
Study mode
Online
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Why study this course

  • This dual qualification will prepare you for a range of roles in early childhood education and care, including in family day care, childcare centres, kindergartens and preschools
  • Build the skills and knowledge needed for leadership roles in a childcare centre or to start your own family day care business
  • Gain real-world experience by completing 440 hours of work placement

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Early Childhood Educator, Childcare Educator, Childcare Assistant, Childcare Worker, and 8 more.

Recognition

This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
  • Nurture babies and toddlers
  • Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
  • Work in partnership with children's families
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Foundation Education can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 440 hours of work placement. To complete this requirement, you must be able to access to a regulated education and care provider AND a qualified supervisor.


Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

A range of support options

  • Student Support Officers provide ongoing support from enrolment to graduation. They will assist with general enquiries and help you stay on track via activity monitoring and friendly reminders.
  • Benefit from access to industry experienced Technical Advisors who can help answer questions on course content, assessment and practical tasks. They are available to help you discover the real world applications of what you're learning.
  • While studying, you will have access to coaching sessions where you can discuss course content and ask questions. Extra individual coaching sessions are also available on request to help you understand key concepts.

Flexible online study

  • Courses are delivered fully online which means that you can choose your course length. Choose to take the full allotted time, or study a lot and complete in half the time.
  • Foundation Education offer Orientation to new students. This familiarises you with the eLearning platform and ensures you have all the information, tools and resources you need to start studying.

Career preparation

  • Benefit from access to a network of practical placement partners.
  • Foundation Education provide advice on finding placements as well as tools and tips to use when approaching different workplaces.
  • Access CV tools and templates, interview preparation tips, information on writing job applications as well commonly asked questions for job interviews.

Find out more about this course

Foundation Education

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) / Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCHC30121 / CHC50121

You may wish to discuss the following with Foundation Education:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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Find out more about this course


Foundation Education

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) / Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCHC30121 / CHC50121

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