‘Certificate III in early childhood education and care’ is a course that provides knowledge and skills required by early childhood care and education workers. The course equip the learners with the working requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Through this course, the individuals learn about the basic learning educational framework for children.
The course support the learners to learn how to provide a safe and resourceful learning environment for children, regulating their eating habits, planning and executing leisure activities, providing care for toddlers and all the essentials required for the wellbeing and the development of children.
This course is open to individuals associated with any area of child care, education and development. Teachers, childcare center owners, nannies, play group owners, early childhood educators etc. can enhance their knowledge and gain insight regarding their job roles.
This is a basic level course designed for individuals who plan to start a career in child care and development or have recently started working in this industry. The course aims to provide opportunity to the learners to learn different skills and apply them to understand children’s education and development process. The course aims to make its graduates more aware of their responsibilities as child care workers.
There are no entry requirements for this course. However, the individuals applying for this course must be above 18. It is also suggested that the individuals who have either studied child care and development briefly, previously, or have worked in the industry without formal education, should apply for this course as it would help them understand the contents, roles and responsibilities of this profession better.
Career and educational outcomes:
Our ‘next-in-step’, Diploma in early childhood education and care can help individuals obtain jobs in any area of child care, education and development. Mainly, certificate III will increase your chances of getting a job as a nanny, day care worker, play group supervisor, private tutor, and early year educationist or assistant. You may also apply for high level diploma of childcare once you have completed this course.
Course structure and duration:
The course spans over 32 weeks and costs $ AU 5000. It consists of various units out of which some are core and some elective. Individuals must complete all the core courses in order to earn the certificate. Further details regarding the assessment and activities of each unit can be found in the course outline. Following is the list of core and elective unit:
|Unit Code||Title||Core/ Elective|
|CHCECE004 *||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||C|
|CHCECE002 *||Ensure the health and safety of children||C|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in work health and safety||C|
|CHCPRT003||Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people||E|
|CHCLEG001 *||Work legally and ethically||C|
|CHCPRT001 *||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||C|
|CHCECE009 *||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||C|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||C|
|CHCECE005 *||Provide care for babies and toddlers||C|
|CHCECE007 *||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||C|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice||C|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning||C|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood||C|
|HLTAID004 *||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||C|
|CHCDIV002*||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C|
|CHCECE001 *||Develop cultural competence||C|
|CHCECE014||Comply with family day care administration requirements||E|
|Course Title||Course Duration||Tuition Fee|
|Certificate III in EarlyChildhood Education & Care||32 weeks||$ AU 5,000|