CERTIFICATE 3 GUARENTEE
The Certificate 3 Guarantee funding reduces the cost of the course to you making the training more affordable and accessible. To view the DEBST student fact sheet please click here.
WHAT COURSE DOES BUILDING FUTURES OFFER UNDER THE CERTIFICATE 3 GUARANTEE FUNDING?
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered part-time over a period of 1 – 2 years. Students may need to participate in some out of hours sessions throughout the year (depending on course requirements). There is a cooling- off period of 21 days for this course.
We deliver the majority of course components for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care on site. However, students must also continue their study off-site to ensure they gain full understanding of the content. Students spend four contact hours per month with the trainer.
Most of our students currently work in Early Childhood Education and Care, engaged in a Traineeship or Apprenticeship. Those not working in the industry must complete hours within a registered service (as per training package assessment conditions).
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding the students must be:
- Aged 15 years or older
- No longer at school
- Not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification
- Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
Please note that a student is no longer be eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they have completed a Certificate III Qualification.
STUDENT CONTRIBUTION FEES
CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – Certificate 3 Guarantee funding only.
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*HLTAID004: Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting unit is NOT delivered by Building Futures Education; students must organise and complete this unit via an external provider. A certified copy of the statement of attainment must be provided to Building Futures Education. This may incur additional costs depending on student funding.
The Co-Contribution fees include:
– all materials used during the course
– assessment tools
– access to textbooks
– support throughout your course
AM I ELIGLBLE FOR CONCESSION?
Students who meet any of the following requirements below at the time of their enrolment may be classed as a concessional student:
- The student holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under the Commonwealth law, or is a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Concession Card and is named on the card.
- The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Start Islander
- The student has a disability
- The student is an adult prisoner.
Note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be provided prior to the commencement of training.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, prior working knowledge of the industry is beneficial.
Students who have successfully completed year 12 should have a pass mark in English or an ability to demonstrate English language proficiency on enrolment. Students who have not completed year 12 can take demonstrate English language proficiency by taking a language, literacy and numeracy test. We will provide and assess this test. Mature age or alternative entry will be assessed by the college on inquiry.
DURATION AND SCHEDULING
There are 2 options for delivery of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:
- Workplace delivery
- Blended flexible options including RPL where appropriate and by application.
Both modes of learning are structured over a 1 – 2 year period, as per the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators. A minimum of 1200 hours study is required to allow for sufficient understanding and application of the required skills and knowledge.
The learner must complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care within an early childhood education and care setting and the learner will be either an employee or volunteer. It is the responsibility of the learner to source work placement. The training package specifies 120 hours within an early childhood education and care setting.
We use competency-based assessment for all assessment activities. Students prove competency with demonstrations of written knowledge and practical skills. We take timelines into consideration for practical skills and students must meet the criteria as deemed industry competent by the assessor.
MODES OF DELIVERY
Formative evidence will be assessed in the form of an Assessment Task Portfolio. The Assessment Task Portfolio uses several assessment tools to accommodate the student’s individual needs. The assessment types include:
- Written Questioning
- Practical Observation
- Research Case
- Studies Portfolio
- Reflective Journal
- Third Party reports
- Recognition of Prior Learning
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to enrol the first step is complete an Enrolment Enquiry Form on our website. Once you have completed this form our enrolments office will be in touch to organise a time to meet for a face to face induction.