Certificate III in Children's Services

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  • Objectives
    This course equips caregivers with the knowledge and skills required to provide support in quality care and educational programs for children from 0 to 12 years of age.
  • Entry requirements
    All applicants must successfully complete * A literacy and numeracy selection test. The test which costs $45 is conducted by Vetassess. Other Entry Requirements Prospective students will need to demonstrate * An interest in and suitability for work in the field of Children's Services * Sound literacy and well developed communication skills * Physical and psychological health necessary to meet course requirements (including on-the-job training) * A genuine interest in children and the ability to accept responsibility A current Police Check is required prior to commencing in addition to a Working with Children Check. Applicants are required to complete and submit a BRIT Expression of Interest Form. Attendance at one of the following Information Sessions is recommended:- Wednesday 17th September 6.30pm Wednesday 15th October 6.30pm Venue Building P, Level 2, Theatrette, City Campus Bendigo You will need to have completed a minimum of one full day of voluntary attendance at a child care centre before your interview. Applicants currently working in the field may use their present centre for this purpose.
  • Academic title
    Certificate III in Children's Services
  • Course description
    Key study areas include:

        * Child development
        * Observation skills
        * Communicating with children
        * Behavioural guidance
        * Play
        * Relationships with families
        * Advocacy, culture and diversity
        * Health and safety
        * First Aid
        * Professional, legal and ethical studies

    • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview
    • Skills Test

    Employment Opportunities    

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment as an AQF Level 3 Child Care professional, providing support in a range of children's programs such as centre based and occasional care, home based care in a Family Day Care Scheme or as a nanny.

    Further Study Options     

    Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply to enter the Diploma course and receive credits.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)

    CHCCHILD1C     Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
    CHCCN1D         Ensure children's health and safety
    CHCCN2C         Care for children
    CHCCN4D         Respond to illness accidents and emergencies
    CHCCN5C         Care for babies
    CHCCS301A     Work within a legal and ethical framework
    CHCFC1C         Support the development of children in the service
    CHCIC1C         Interact effectively with children
    CHCOHS301A   Participate in workplace safety procedures
    CHCORG3B      Participate in the work environment
    CHCPR1C         Deliver services/activities to stimulate children's development and enhance their                             leisure
    CHCPR2C         Arrange/organise experiences which facilitate and enhance children's development
    CHCPR3C         Develop an understanding of children's interests and developmental needs
    CHCRF1C         Work Effectively With Families In Caring For The Child
    HLTFA2A          Apply advanced First Aid
    HLTFS7A          Follow basic food safety practices

    Recognition of Prior Learning   

     Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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