CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
RGIT Australia's Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) trains graduates to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
|Duration||52 Weeks (Incl. Holidays)|
|Work-Based Training (WBT)||120 hours in a regulated education and care service|
|Intake Dates||Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct|
|Tuition Fee*||AU $15,000|
|Material Fee||AU $0|
|Campus||Melbourne and Hobart|
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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.
Possible job roles include:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Outside School Hours Care Assistant
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Recreation Assistant
- Family Day Care Worker
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
Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher
Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher
Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher
Early Childhood Education and Care/Community Services
Requirements prior to the start of Work-Based Training (WBT) components for Early Childhood Education and Care and Community Services include:
1. A satisfactory and valid National Police clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate
2. A satisfactory and valid Working with Children Check
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 unable to produce IELTS or PTE results will be required to undertake LLN test.
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.