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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Want a rewarding career working with children? This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to gain entry-level employment in the early childhood education and care sector. You will gain the skills and knowledge to support the development and care of children from birth to pre-school.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
10 months full-time
Course Code
CHC30113
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$2,235 total

About this course

Want a rewarding career working with children?

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to gain entry-level employment in the early childhood education and care sector.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to support the development and care of children from birth to pre-school. You will learn how to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.

Through on-campus study and work placement, you will gain hands-on and practical skills in areas including: caring for babies and children up to 12 years old, responding to children and people at risk, effective interaction with children, providing nutritional food, childhood development, sustainable practices, first aid and work health and safety procedures.

This course also provides a pathway and meets the entry requirements to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements for this course include:

  • Successful application for a current Working with Children Check card
  • You must be a minimum of 17 years of age
  • Demonstrated desire and suitability to work in the early childhood field

Study locations

Hamilton

Warrnambool

Colac

Portland

Online

What you will learn

Through a combination of on-campus study and work placement, you will gain practical on-the-job knowledge and skills you need to support the implementation of a learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development.

You will develop practical skills and knowledge in:

  • caring for babies and children up to 12 years old
  • developing positive and respectful relationships with children
  • providing experiences to supports children's play and learning
  • responding to children and young people at risk
  • effective interaction with children
  • childhood development
  • sustainable practices
  • effective interaction with children
  • first aid
  • work health and safety procedures

Career pathways

This course equips you to work across a range of age groups by providing care for babies, toddlers and children. Job roles include:

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Nanny

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.