CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services
The CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services will suit those wishing to work with children or those already involved in child care. This qualification covers workers who use organisational 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.
CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding, for students who meet the criteria.
CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services is funded through Skills for All program by South Australia/Commonwealth Governments, for students who meet the set out eligibility criteria.
For more information, please click here to download a copy of your student handbook in pdf format.
Completion of Certificate III in Children’s Services , requires the satisfactory completion of 15 Units of Study: made up of 11 compulsory and 4 elective units.
- 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
- HLTFA311A Apply first aid
- HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes
- CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach
- CHCPR502E Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children’s development
- HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
- CHCCN305B Provide care for babies
Short Courses that may be useful for you:
- 22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
- HLTFS207C Food Safety Practices
- HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices
- HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
Work Placement Program
Work placement is not optional; this course includes a compulsory number of hours of practical placement.
We understand the industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. The JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.
- Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you may apply for work placement by completing an online or manual work placement form at any of our campuses. You are able to indicate your availability and preferred location.
- We endeavour to place you in a Child Care facility of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as availability in the Child Care facility is also a factor.
- Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
- Remember, Children’s Services facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable.
- On average, it takes approximately 3 weeks to secure work placement in an Child Care facility
^To attain your certificate you must complete both theory assessments and Work Placement.
^There are certain requirements before attending work placement; you will be advised of these by your trainer.
Requirements for Work Placement
- Satisfactorily completed 7 units(including First Aid)
- Current Apply First Aid Certificate
- Current Asthma Certificate
- Current Anaphylaxis Certificate
- A valid working with children check – not volunteer
- A valid police Check from your local state
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL, please click here.
Available Job Opportunities
- We don’t just train you; we help you find work through our vocational assistance program.
- You will have a chance to meet with employers face-to-face at the end of your course.
- The demand for JTI graduates is high due to the exceptional quality of our teaching and our Work Placement Program
Possible Job Positions
- Child Care assistant
- Recreation assistant
- Family day care worker
- Outside school hours care assistant
- Mobile assistant
- Child care worker
- Play ground supervisor
This qualification has pathways for further study in:
- CHC50113 Diploma in Children Services
- Bachelor of Education
There are no pre-requisites to join this course.
The requirements for this course are:
- An online application or written enrolment form
- Successful completion of language, literacy and numeracy assessment
- Identification Documents
- A Photo ID
- A completed self declaration form (Government Funded students only). This form will be provided by our staff upon enrolment.
- Ability to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Police Check (Note, if your police check or WWC have a previous conviction, you need to discuss this with a JTI trainer/Work placement Coordinator before enrolling in this course).
It would be preferred if you are under 25 that you have completed year 10. If you are over 25, you should have relevant work/life experience
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment:
Prior to course commencement, students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment. This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy as required to complete the course and whether the student requires additional support. Students enrolling in face-to-face study will complete the LLN assessment on orientation day. Students wishing to complete their studies online will have a telephone interview with a JTI staff member. Students who are assessed as not having the required level of language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to external support networks to work with them on skill development in the required area/s. Students can re-apply for enrolment once they have developed skills in that area.
Some assignments that you will undertake may include:
- Work Observation
- Personal Journal
- Short Questions
- Case Studies/Scenarios
- Research Activities
- Portfolio of Work
You will receive ongoing assistance and coaching/mentoring in the specific areas you require. JTI will get you to the next level.
Assessments can be submitted via face to face classes or the online learning environment. Online students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat lines, live classes and via the telephone.
The Children’s Services course takes approximately 6 to 8 months. This time frame includes 7 to 19 weeks of class time and 4 weeks (150 hours) of supervised work placement in a Child Care Centre.
On average a learner should allocate 20 hours per week for learning and assessments.
JTI offers flexible training which suits individuals and industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.
Blended Face to Face and Online Learning
Our face-to-face learning is delivered at several sites which are located in Melbourne (Dandenong, and Sunshine) and Adelaide (CBD). Classes for the Children’s Services course are held at a variety of times and locations to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. All our students have both face-to-face and online learning available to them. Students can submit assessments online, which is available 24/7 and which minimises the time lapse between submissions, marking and feedback. We encourage our Children’s Services course students to take full advantage of our e-learning for studying and submitting assignments.
Classes are held regularly at various campuses in Melbourne and Adelaide. Campus timetables are updated every few weeks and are provided on the campus notice boards as well as on the JTI website. Online support classes are held weekly and all students are welcome to access these.
Modes of delivery
JTI students may use a blended mode of learning which includes
- Classroom Based (face to face)
- Online (online support classes held weekly)
Live online support classes
We have online live classes on a weekly basis. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences.
We have revolutionised the process of learning by availing Children’s Services resources 24/7, everywhere, anywhere, all the time. Even if you are interstate or overseas, you can continue to study and submit your assignments. Additionally, we support Child care learning through several mediums, including email, chat lines, live classes, telephone or one on one appointment with your trainer.
What distinguishes us from other RTO:
- Flexibility – Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning including face-to-face and online modes. All of our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning.
- Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates work placement for its students and a work placement coordinator is available to assist students with any work placement issues and employment.
- Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, telephone calls, and walk-in appointments. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers.
Government Funding Eligibility Criteria
To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute consultant.
Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.
For students who reside in South Australia, this course is delivered under a different funding program: Skills For All.
To get further information please click on this link.
For further information / funding in other state, please contact our friendly staff.
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|NAME OF COURSE & CODE||Self Funded||Government Funded (Victoria)|
|Registration Fee||Tuition Fee||Total||Without Concession||With Concession#|
|CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services
Blended Online and Face to Face
per calendar year
per calendar year
[CHC30712 Certificate III in Children's Services] and [CHC30812 Cert III in Education Support]
Blended Online and Face to Face
$500 x 3 (monthly)
per calendar year
per calendar year
|RPL and Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Rate||
Please click here for details
|22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis||$120|
|HLTFS207C Food Safety Practices||$100|
|HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practice||$150|
|HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures||$150|
#Concession Cards that are approved by skills for Victoria are based on www.education.vic.gov.au: : http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/vet/pages/feeconcession.aspx
^This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the criteria. JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlement may impact your access to further government subsidised training.
^JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training
^The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.
Concessions on tuition fees for government subsidised training places in all course categories are available to people in the following groups:
- Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses
- Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses
- Veteran’s Gold Card holders (but not their dependants)
The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.
Method of Payment:
At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:
- Cash, Cheque or money order
- EFTPOS (whether over the telephone or in person)
- Paypal, Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
- Direct deposits, direct debit arrangements.
* All payment is done in arrears, except the registration fee
How to Apply
(Visit any of our campuses: Melbourne (Dandenong or Sunshine) and Adelaide (CBD), call or simply email us and one of our friendly staff will guide you through the course choices available. )
Government Funding Application
(Click on the government funding button below to see whether you are eligible!)
Terms and Condition
Students who apply for courses are required to understand the Terms and Conditions of Job Training Institute.