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Interested in a career supporting and inspiring children?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the course to get your foot in the door as an early educator and child carer.

Currently, Early Education is one of the most popular growth industries as there has been a dramatic increase in the number of Childcare centres opening and career opportunities for qualified Nannies. Combine with this increase is the new regulations for centres to have graduates who have completed either the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care depending on their role in the centre.

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The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is the entry level course that allows you to work in a childcare centre, as well as other opportunities such as a becoming a qualified Nanny, family day care, and outside school care. All childcare workers must have this qualification based on the new regulations governing childcare centres. The Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care provides you with the necessary skills to work in a range of early childhood educational settings.

This course is specifically designed for people to work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of approved learning framework and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has been developed against national requirements and is nationally recognised.

Workplace training:

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of 120 hours (minimum) to complete this course. Students are provided with a Professional Development (PD) Manual for the work placement.

The work placement hours must be in a regulated education and care service, which would include long day care, family day care, preschools/kindergartens, outside school hours care, occasional care and mobile.

Students will be required to complete:

  • HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
  • Australian College, in partnership with Vital First Aid Training Services (RTO90531) will conduct campus based First Aid classes at Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.

Course summary

Course code
CHC30113
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationally recognised
Yes
Study mode
Online, workplace, campus-based (from January 2016) and/or flexible delivery
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.

No 20% VET-FEE loan fee
Flexible duration
Up to 24 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple Choice, Short Answer Questions, Case Study Questions, Professional Development Manual, Work Placement

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Qualified Nanny
  • Long Day Care Worker
  • Occasional Care Worker
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Outside School Carer

Course units

CHCLEG001
Work Legally and Ethically
HLTWHS001
Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
CHCPRT001
Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
CHCECE002
Ensure the Health and Safety of Children
CHCECE004
Promote and Provide Healthy Food and Drinks
HLTAID004*
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
CHCECE010
Support the Holistic Development of Children in Early Childhood
CHCECE003
Provide Care for Children
CHCECE005
Provide Care for Babies and Toddlers
CHCECE007
Develop Positive and Respectful Relationships with Children
CHCECE009
Use an Approved Learning Framework to Guide Practice
CHCECE011
Provide Experiences to Support Children’s Play and Learning
CHCECE013
Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
CHCECE012
Support Children to Connect to their World
CHCDIV001
Work with Diverse People
CHCECE001
Develop Cultural Competence
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
CHCPRP003
Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice

*You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College or complete with us on campus.

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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My thanks for helping me to open up a new direction in my life."

Tracey Marcelis, 8th October 2014

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