Certificate III in Children's Services
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Children's Services
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 6 monthsPart Time: 1 year
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day); Flexible
- Starting Date
- January 2013
Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Course OverviewEnhance your employment prospects in an Early Childhood Centre by enrolling in this course from GippsTAFE.
The course combines face-to-face practical classes with work placement to build your confidence and skills in working with children.
You may also learn how to provide children with a safe and healthy environment and work with children who have additional needs.
|Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)||Kindergarten Manager
|Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)
|Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)||Outside School Care
|Certificate III in Children's Services
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Children's Services.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Childcare Worker
- Family Day Care Worker
- Integration Aide
- Pre-school Assistant
- Early Childhood Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age or over as of course commencement date with a general interest in the Children Services field. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
AssessmentAssessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.
Opportunities For Further StudyThe Certificate III in Children's Services is a prerequisite to the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).
For graduates of the Certificate III in Children's Services who continue into the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) and successfully complete it, there may be articulation into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies at Melbourne universities that specialise in Early Childhood Studies.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes. Depending on pre-requisite requirements.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCCHILD401B||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCCN301C||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCCN302A||Provide care for children|
|CHCCN303A||Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner|
|CHCCS400C||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|CHCFC301A||Support the development of children|
|CHCIC301E||Interact effectively with children|
|CHCPR301C||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCPR303D||Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs|
|HLTFA301B||Apply first aid|
|HLTWHS300A||Contribute to WHS processes|
|CHCCN305B||Provide care for babies (Mandatory in the Victorian jurisdiction)|
|The following elective units of competency are recommended for centre-based care at Certificate III level|
|CHCORG303C||Participate effectively in the work environment|
|CHCFAM503B||Work with a child focused approach|
|CHCCHILD301B||Support the behaviour of children and young people|