Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

New Resources Available Early 2021

Engaging Training & Assessment Resources

Eduworks is proud to present our NEW Resources for CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. By collaborating with industry experts we’ve developed a fresh set of resources that will support your delivery of this course. Our resources are designed to increase student engagement and help ensure a consistent and compliant delivery of the course.

Now All Inclusive Resources

No Additional Textbook Required

Simulated Early
Learning Centre

Students learn with our embedded simulated online Early Learning Centre

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Our resources are linked to our simulated online Early Learning Centre called so that students can learn from a realistic workplace environment. Ensuring your students graduate job-ready!

Interactive & Engaging eLearning

All our resources have been both digitised to be print ready, and made interactive for online LMS.

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Along with our print-ready resources, our learner guides are also available as interactive eLearning materials that can be imported into any SCORM compliant Learning Management System.

All our resources are also available in our very own learning management system EduworksLMS!

Expert Industry
Knowledge & Experience

Our resources are developed by early childhood education and care industry experts.

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Everyone involved in the creation of our resources for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) are industry experts. Our team’s experiences in ECEC ranges from running education centres, managing networks of education centres and running training organisations that delivered ECEC qualifications.

Interactive eLearning

Print Ready
Learner Guides

All Learner Guides are designed and created with interactivity in mind. QR codes are included for all links and videos to make them easy to use for students and trainers.

All of our resources are provided as secure digital files that you can print yourself for your students.

Our team’s history and experience with
Early Childhood Education and Care

At Eduworks Resources, ECEC Early Childhood Education and Care is very important. All the team involved in developing ECEC resources have history and experience in working in Early Childhood Education and Care. Our team’s experiences in ECEC ranges from running education centres, managing networks of education centres and running training organisations that delivered ECEC qualifications.

Shashi Hodge

Chief Executive

Jacqui Hodge

Consultant, Auditor & Director

Kate Laferlita

Learning Design Team Leader

Stacey Peel

Client Relationship Manager

Our writers are subject matter experts

Our team of writers are all experienced in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. They bring their wealth of knowledge and expertise to our materials.

Eduworks Learning Management System

These resources can be purchased as online-only versions for use within our LMS. EduworksLMS is an even more affordable and convenient option. We take care of your learning resources, leaving you to focus on what’s important. If you’re interested in this option please call 1300 761 141.

*Conditions apply. Speak to one of our friendly consultants to see how this option can suit your organisation.

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Comprehensive Learner Guides

All inclusive resources - No additional textbooks required

Our Learner Guides provide learning content that cover the unit of competency or cluster of units holistically. That means we don’t write element by element; we look at the unit or cluster as a whole and decide how to present the information in the most logical order for the student. Our Learner Guides include the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ as well as examples in workplace application scenarios.

Our Learner Guides include:

Eduworks Resources’ Learner Guides have been developed with current best practices in learning methodology in mind and in close consultation with industry and subject matter experts.

Learner Guides are provided to you as a locked PDF to print yourself, or you can access them as interactive eLearning SCORM files that you can import into your your own learning management system (see eLearning Materials) or speak to us about using EduworksLMS.

eLearning Materials

Our eLearning Materials are complete online learning resources that are interactive, engaging and user friendly. They are SCORM compliant and can be imported into any learning management system that can handle SCORM objects. For each unit or cluster, we will provide you with a number of learning objects that you can import into your LMS course, or if you don’t have an LMS, you can access our eLearning Materials through EduworksLMS.

Our eLearning resources include videos, quizzes and interactivity, scenarios, questions, and additional resources to keep students constantly engaged.

They work alongside our assessment tools, or you can use your own if you prefer. If using our assessment tools, you can purchase our LMS-ready assessment tools that can be easily imported if you have Canvas, Moodle or Matrix as your LMS.

Assessment Tools

All our RTO assessment tools are developed by our expert instructional design team in close consultation with subject matter experts to ensure they are current with today’s assessment standards and current industry and workplace expectations.

Eduworks Resources has been developing assessment resources since 2010 and has grown to have one of the best reputations in the industry for its standard of assessment design and quality. All our assessment tools go through a rigorous quality review process in the design phase before they are released to the public.

For each unit or cluster, you will receive the following in an Assessment Kit:

Marking Guide
The Marking Guide is the key document for the assessor and includes a copy of each task provided to the student along with detailed instructions for the assessor for each task as well as decision-making rules, benchmark answers and/or sample answers as required. Mapping of the assessment tasks against the full unit of competency is also included in the Marking Guide for each unit or cluster.

Assessment Record Tool
The Assessment Record Tool is the document that the assessor uses to record the assessment decisions for each student and includes checklists of observable criteria for each task as well as observation checklists where required. It also includes an overall task result summary sheet to track results for each task. This document helps the assessor and RTO ensure that the requirements of each task have been met.

Student Assessment Booklet
The Student Assessment Booklet is the document for the student that provides the instructions to the student about the requirements of their assessment for the unit or cluster. It includes an overall Assessment Plan, Assessment Task Cover Sheets for each task, as well as detailed instructions for each task.

Supporting Documents
Included with all assessment tools, are any supporting documents and templates required to ensure that the student is assessed in a realistic workplace environment. For example, if a task requires that the student has access to a certain policy, we will provide a copy of that policy unless we think it’s important, and appropriate for the context, that it is accessed from the student’s workplace.
Supporting templates and documents are provided to the student to fill out or use as guidance when completing their assessments. These might include policies, procedures, forms, checklists, or other documentation.

Session Plans & PowerPoint Slides

Our sets of Session Plans and PowerPoints are designed to make preparing for delivery a breeze and ensure you have a set of engaging resources that are consistently used by your trainers across your RTO.

For each unit or cluster, you will receive:

Session Plans
Eduworks Resources’ session plans are a set of pre-prepared session plans provided in Microsoft Word that you can customise to suit your own delivery format. We provide between 4-6 sessions per unit depending on the size of the unit. Each session plan includes the topics to be covered based on the content of the unit, group activities, group discussions, resources required, slide references, mapping and more. To customise the session plans, add your own timing to each section, divide sessions or add them together so they suit your delivery structure and you’ll be ready to go.

PowerPoint Slides
Our PowerPoint slides are a set of visually appealing PowerPoint slides that include images, graphs, charts, animations and more to bring your sessions to life and ensure your students are not bored by your presentations. Corresponding with the session plans and removing a large amount of your session preparation time, your trainers will be delivering professionally presented, consistent sessions if you have the Eduworks PowerPoint slides. Not only offering value for money but meaning that now your trainers can spend more time in the classroom rather than worrying about the next session they need to prepare.

RPL Kits

Our RPL Kits are designed to guide assessors and candidates through the Recognition of Prior Learning process while ensuring your RTO is covering the entire unit of competency when you assess by RPL.

The Eduworks Resources’ RPL model is based on one that is guided and supported, and relies on the candidate demonstrating competence through evidence a range of structured evidence tasks, answering questions from their assessor, answering written questions, providing third-party reports, and where applicable, assessing their practical skills in the workplace.

Our RPL kits have been developed to provide a turn-key solution for providing Recognition of Prior Learning within your RTO. Unlike other RPL kits you might find on the market, Eduworks Resources’ RPL kits are not a copy of the unit.

In these RPL kits, the unit of competency has been unpacked and RPL evidence the candidate needs to provide is clearly outlined. Also included is a clear outline of the RPL tasks the candidate needs to complete.

Also included is comprehensive guide to RPL candidates on the RPL process, as well as guidance to assessors on the decision-making process.

For each unit of competency, or cluster, you will receive:

RPL Candidate Documents
Includes the documents required by the candidate to go through the RPL process. This includes a self-assessment tool to help them decide if RPL is suitable, structured evidence tasks and instructions on how to collect suitable evidence.

RPL Assessor Documents
This is the set of assessment instruments used by the assessor to assess RPL for a candidate. It includes decision-making rules for assessing RPL, observation checklists where applicable, and detailed instructions on how to make a decision about RPL.

LLN Kits

Our Language Literacy and Numeracy Kits are written for each qualification to assess the LLN needs of your students prior to or upon entry into your courses. Eduworks Resources’ LLN kits have been written based on the specific LLN needs of the course by unpacking the language, literacy and numeracy needs within the units of competency in the course. The LLN test includes industry-specific questions and is aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework. Guidance is provided to the assessor on unpacking the answers to help the assessor identify the level of the student’s answer.

For each LLN Kit, you will receive the following:

Quick Reference Guide to the ACSF
This is a generic guide that can be used for all of our LLN kits. It is a quick reference guide the assessor can use when assessing the LLN tests rather than needing to have the full copy of the ACSF on hand.

LLN Test
This is the LLN test to be completed by the student which is a set of questions that has been specifically designed for the qualification you purchase the LLN Kit for. The questions in the test have been designed based on the LLN requirements in the units of competency in the course.

LLN Marking Guide
The LLN Marking Guide is a guide to the assessor on marking the LLN test. It provides a guide to the assessor on interpreting the answers provided by the student and advises how the assessor can determine the LLN levels of the student based on the answers provided.

Licence & Format Information

All resources other than eLearning materials and Learner Guides are provided in Microsoft Word and/or Microsoft PowerPoint format and upon purchase, you are permitted to brand, customise, and adapt to suit the needs of your RTO’s target group. Upon payment of the licence fee, you are permitted to use the resources within your RTO. Your RTO is granted a once-off licence and there are no limits on the amount of times you can use the resources within your RTO, no annual or ongoing fees, and no limit on student numbers.

You purchase a licence for your RTO only and are not permitted to share the resources with any other entity, RTO, or individuals outside the RTO. Purchasers are asked to agree to a licence agreement to this effect prior to purchase.

Learner Guides
Due to the nature in which our Learner Guides are designed and so as to not lose their visual appeal Learner Guides are provided in locked PDF format. However, Eduworks Resources provides a Contextualisation Guide to assist you in contextualising Learner Guides to ensure a rich experience that is targeted towards the student cohort. eLearning Materials are provided as compressed zip SCORM files ready to import into your learning management system.

Shashi's experience

Shashi is our Chief Executive Officer. She started her career in VET by working as the Administration Manager and then National Operations Manager at an RTO that specialised in early childhood training that also delivered in service training days to centres across Melbourne. The RTO then grew to be one of the most well respected early childhood training colleges in Victoria in the 2000s and then later grew to have offices in South Australia and Queensland. The RTO won awards for its training and assessment design for its early childhood programs at the time.

Jacqui's experience

Jacqui is our Director for Eduworks and the Principal Consultant for RTO Advice Group. Jacqui’s career began in the Early Childhood Sector where she worked for over 20 years. During her time working in the sector, Jacqui held various positions including Resourcing Manager for Community of Childcare Victoria, Children Services Coordinator for the City of Yarra and Managing director of OSH Concepts where she provided consultancy services for the school aged child care industry. In 1998 Jacqui Established her own RTO, CMC Training at Work, that saw over 5000 students graduate with early childhood qualifications. During the 10 years that she owned and operated the RTO, it developed a national reputation for the delivery of high quality flexible workplace based training. Jacqui and her RTO won a number of awards of their delivery including ‘2002 Winner Community Services and Health Industry Training Awards for innovation in Training and Assessment Product Development’, ‘ 2006 Winner Business Achievers Award – Quest (QLD) Community Newspapers’, ‘2007 Winner – Brisbane region of the Minister Awards for Excellence in the Employment and Training of Trainees’. As well as winning in 2007 five of ‘CMC’s school based trainees won an Australian Vocational Student Prize’.

Jacqui has also held several industry positions including:

Kate's experience

Kate is our Learning Design Team Leader. She’s worked for ten years working in the Early Childhood Education Sector. This includes Managing a large Early Learning Centre and then moving on to Training and Assessing the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at multiple TAFEs and RTOs. Kate then worked as a Vocational Placement Coordinator, building relationships with hundreds for Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens across Melbourne, placing students into these services to complete the Work Placement components of the course.

For the past eight years Kate has been developing Learning and Assessment Resources for ECEC to be used in multiple TAFEs and RTOs Australia wide. Throughout this time she has attended Professional Development Seminars and continued to liaise with industry experts to stay on top of emerging trends and best practices.

Stacey's experience

Stacey is our Client Relationship Manager. She began her career working for 17 years in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry. During this time she spent over ten years working for Knox City Council. Here she managed all six of their long day care, occasional care, and funded kindergarten centres. Stacey assisted in professional development, seminars, monthly training, and training for over 200 staff. As well as guiding students, liaising with TAFE’s universities, and mentoring. Stacey also worked with TRY Australia where she was a team leader/area manager of 40 kindergartens and childcare centres over Victoria and one centre in South Australia. She managed an internal team of seven, supporting all educators/staff with their services, and supporting and organising internal and external training.

Michelle's experience

Michelle is an Early Childhood Educator with over 16 years’ experience in service Leadership, Senior Management, Teaching, Assessing/Validating & Training, and has worked with organisations including, Semann & Slattery, G8 Education and Gowrie. She has a passion for building the capabilities of service leaders to create a culture of learning, reflection and growth resulting in leadership and educational excellence. She uses a strengths-based approach to support leaders and teams at any level to extend their skills and knowledge to become high-performing teams.

Michelle also has experience supporting Centre Managers to lead their services to exceed the NQF with an 80% track record as an Area Manager. Her unwavering enthusiasm and unique ability inspire innovation and critical thinking is proven to deliver high quality education and improved outcomes for children & families.

Sara's experience

Sara has over 20 years of experience working within the early childhood field in one domain or another. She began with ten years in early childhood within various roles including director. Sara has worked in early intervention supporting development and disability service within a paediatric team. She has worked, assessing for ten years, and writing content for around ten years.

In addition, Sara is studying a Masters in play therapy. Supporting the biopsychosocial development of children within the psychopathology fields of therapy using play as the main medium for communication and interpretation of needs. Sara does this by using various play, trauma informed and attachment-based models.

Lastly, Sara has worked in schools and services around sustainability programs, and has provided professional development for early childhood and OSHC.

Renee's experience

Renee began her Career in Early Childhood at the age of 18. She worked in Early Childhood services for seven years in Long day care, occasional care, kindergartens, nannying and agency work. Her experiences have taken her all over Victoria including corporate, private and hospital services. Renee’s roles have also varied from Lead Educator, Mentor and Management. She is still currently working in occasional care one day a week which she loves!

In 2012 Renee started her journey into the VET sector and is still loving it after eight years. Training and assessing both the Diploma and Certificate III In Early Childhood Education and Care. She has settled into the role of course coordinator, managing the classes, mentoring staff, and monitoring and developing the resources. Renee values understanding how students learn and use the content and resources they receive in order to be job ready.

Shashi Hodge

Shashi started her career in the VET sector in 2001 by helping to build an award-winning RTO with multi-jurisdictional presence across Australia, where Shashi was responsible for overseeing the RTO’s operations across three interstate locations.
During her career, Shashi has held roles such as National Operations Manager, Compliance Manager, Training Manager and Industry Based Learning Manager in RTOs before she established RTO Advice Group (now Eduworks Co.) with Jacqui Hodge in 2009.
Since 2009, Shashi has worked with a wide range of RTOs, supporting them in their registration journeys, working with clients to improve systems, designing learning programs, supporting and preparing for audits, supporting growth, as well as conducting numerous audits for RTOs across the country. Shashi was also an auditor for the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) before setting up and running a TAE-focused RTO for a number of years before it was sold.
Shashi’s passion for high quality learning design and industry-focused assessment, led Shashi to design the methods, tools and processes we use at Eduworks Resources to develop our 6 times award-winning learning and assessment resources.
Shashi is the CEO and Director of Eduworks Co and is a hands-on passionate VET leader, constantly pushing the team forward to inspire new innovations and solutions to support the sector.

Shashi Hodge

Shashi started her career in the VET sector in 2001 by helping to build an award-winning RTO with multi-jurisdictional presence across Australia, where Shashi was responsible for overseeing the RTO’s operations across three interstate offices.

During her career, Shashi has held roles such as National Operations Manager, Compliance Manager and Industry Based Learning Manager in RTOs before she established RTO Advice Group with Jacqui Hodge in 2009.

Since 2009, Shashi has worked with a wide range of clients, setting up RTOs, working with RTOs on their operations, quality systems, best practice delivery and staffing requirements, as well as conducting internal audits for RTOs. Shashi has also been an auditor, conducting registration and compliance audits for Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Shashi is the driving force behind Eduworks Resources, a well-respected resource division of RTO Advice Group, that develops high quality resources for more than 10 different Training Packages, including Business Services and Financial Services. In 2013, Shashi also set up and registered Training Partners Australia, trading as RTO Leadership Institute, an RTO that now focuses on delivering high quality programs for the VET sector.

Shashi is the CEO of Eduworks Resources and RTO Advice Group and oversees the day to day effective running of the company.