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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship)

  • Certificate

Want a rewarding career working with children and prefer to learn on-the-job? This traineeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain entry-level employment in the early childhood education and care sector.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
CHC30113
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Domestic Fees
$2,235 total

About this course

Want a rewarding career working with children and prefer to learn on-the-job?

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

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

You must be employed as a trainee for a minimum of 13 hours a week in a regulated early learning centre to complete this course.

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:

  • Employed as a trainee for a minimum of 13 hours a week in a regulated early learning centre
  • Successful application for a current Working with Children Check card
  • A minimum of 17 years of age
  • Demonstrated desire and suitability to work in the early childhood field

Study locations

Workplace Training

Online

What you will learn

During this traineeship, you will learn through a combination of on-the-job training, workplace assessments and online study.

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.

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

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