Qualification details

CHC30708 - Certificate III in Children's Services (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC30402 - Certificate III in Children's Services 25/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC30712 - Certificate III in Children's ServicesUpdated in V4 Updated core unit HLTFA311A. Occupational title of ‘child care worker’ to ‘childhood educator’ and ‘early childhood educator’. Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness N/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology N/A
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectiveness N/A
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients N/A
CHCADMIN403D - Undertake administrative workUndertake administrative work N/A
CHCAL307A - Comply with family day care administration requirementsComply with family day care administration requirements N/A
CHCCD420A - Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities N/A
CHCCHILD301A - Support behaviour of children and young peopleSupport behaviour of children and young people N/A
CHCCHILD401A - Identify and respond to children and young people at riskIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk N/A
CHCCN301B - Ensure the health and safety of childrenEnsure the health and safety of children N/A
CHCCN302A - Provide care for childrenProvide care for children N/A
CHCCN303A - Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic mannerContribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner N/A
CHCCN305B - Provide care for babiesProvide care for babies N/A
CHCCS310A - Support inclusive practice in the workplaceSupport inclusive practice in the workplace N/A
CHCCS312A - Use electronic learning materialsUse electronic learning materials N/A
CHCCS400B - Work within a relevant legal and ethical frameworkWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework N/A
CHCCS421A - Undertake community sector work within own communityUndertake community sector work within own community N/A
CHCDFV301A - Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violenceRecognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence N/A
CHCFAM503B - Work with a child focused approachWork with a child focused approach N/A
CHCFC301A - Support the development of childrenSupport the development of children N/A
CHCFC502A - Foster physical development in early childhoodFoster physical development in early childhood N/A
CHCFC512A - Foster physical development in middle childhoodFoster physical development in middle childhood N/A
CHCIC301E - Interact effectively with childrenInteract effectively with children N/A
CHCIC302A - Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's servicesSupport Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services N/A
CHCIC303A - Work within a regulatory framework specific to children's servicesWork within a regulatory framework specific to children's services N/A
CHCLD315A - Recognise stages of lifespan developmentRecognise stages of lifespan development N/A
CHCMH301B - Work effectively in mental healthWork effectively in mental health N/A
CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issuesWork with people with mental health issues N/A
CHCNAN301A - Attend to daily functions in home based child careAttend to daily functions in home based child care N/A
CHCOHC303A - Use basic oral health screening toolsUse basic oral health screening tools N/A
CHCOHC404A - Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issuesRecognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues N/A
CHCORG303B - Participate effectively in the work environmentParticipate effectively in the work environment N/A
CHCORG428A - Reflect on and improve own professional practiceReflect on and improve own professional practice N/A
CHCPR301B - Provide experiences to support children's play and learningProvide experiences to support children's play and learning N/A
CHCPR302A - Support sustainable practiceSupport sustainable practice N/A
CHCPR303D - Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needsDevelop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs N/A
CHCPR502E - Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's developmentOrganise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's development N/A
CHCRF301E - Work effectively with families to care for the childWork effectively with families to care for the child N/A
HLTFA301C - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
HLTFA302B - Provide first aid in remote situationProvide first aid in remote situation N/A
HLTFA402C - Apply advanced first aidApply advanced first aid N/A
HLTFS207C - Follow basic food safety practicesFollow basic food safety practices N/A
HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workersWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers N/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people N/A
HLTNA303C - Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plansPlan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans N/A
HLTNA304C - Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needsPlan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs N/A
HLTOHS300B - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processes N/A
SRCCRO008B - Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environmentInteract positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment N/A
SRXRIK001A - Undertake risk analysis of activitiesUndertake risk analysis of activities N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 421111 Child Care Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6312-11 Child Care Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 421111 Child Care Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6312-11 Child Care Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children's profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Child care assistant
  • * Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • * Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Child care worker
  • Mobile assistant

* Some jurisdictions may require CHC41208 Certificate IV in Children's Services  (Outside school hours care ) for these work roles 

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 11 core units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A elective which is recommended for all work roles except those where services specifically exclude caring for babies
  • Group B electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Group C electives which are recommended for centre-based care
  • Group D electives which are recommended for playgroup supervision
  • Group E electives which are recommended for family day care work
  • Group F electives which are recommended for nanny work
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCCN301B 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 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCFC301A Support the development of children 

CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children 

CHCPR301B Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 

CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Relevant electives 

Group A elective  - recommended for working with babies 

The following elective unit is recommended for inclusion as a core unit in this qualification to address all work roles except those where services specifically exclude caring for babies:

CHCCN305B Provide care for babies  (This unit may be mandatory in some jurisdictions and is pre -requisite for the Diploma of Childrens Services )

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking children's services work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group B electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

The children's services workplace is regarded as having particular potential for engendering stronger and more respectful relationships between non-Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

It is therefore highly recommended that the following unit of competency should be included in this qualification to address the needs of every children's services workplace :

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services 

The unit:

  • Provides a basis for staff to support and promote respect for and awareness of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities where there are no Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children attending or residing in the local area
  • Addresses the needs of staff who work specifically with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

CHC30408 Certificate III in Children's Services  enables selection of specific electives recommended for centre-based care, playgroup supervision, family day care and nanny work.

Group C electives  - recommended for centre-based care 

The following units of competency are recommended for centre-based care at Certificate III level:

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCCN305B Provide care for babies  (if not already included )

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials 

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 

CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child 

AND ONE of the following units :

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services 

OR 

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

OR 

CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 

Group D electives  - recommended for playgroup supervision 

The following units of competency are recommended for playgroup supervision:

SRCCRO008B Interact positively with infants , toddlers and parents in a recreation environment  (Appropriate unit for an assistant working with a mobile resources unit )

SRXRIK001A Undertake risk analysis of activities 

Group E electives  - recommended for family day care work 

The following units of competency are recommended for family day care work:

CHCAL307A Comply with family day care administration requirements 

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services 

CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child 

Group F electives  - recommended for nanny work 

The following units of competency are recommended for nanny work:

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCNAN301A Attend to daily functions in home based child care 

CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child 

AND one  (or both ) of the following units :

CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood 

OR 

CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood 

Other relevant electives 

Additional electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness 

BSBWOR204A Use business technology 

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients 

CHCADMIN403D Undertake administrative work 

CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities 

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials 

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community 

CHCDFV301A Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence 

CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach 

CHCIC303A Work within a regulatory framework specific to children's services 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 

or 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

CHCPR302A Support sustainable practice 

CHCPR502E Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's development 

HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices 

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTNA303C Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans 

HLTNA304C Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs 

SRXRIK001A Undertake risk analysis of activities 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 

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