Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
If you’d like to develop the skills and knowledge to work in a range of early childhood settings and make a difference in the lives of young children and families, our early childhood education and care course is ideal.
In our course you’ll learn from experienced and supportive trainers, and participate in extensive industry work placement. You’ll gain the knowledge to:
- develop and implement play and educational programs
- support and guide children’s behaviour
- maintain a safe, clean and appealing environment
- assist in implementing policies and procedures in early childhood services
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you’re currently working in the early childhood sector and are wanting to update your existing qualification to meet current minimum qualification standards.
Full time: 6 months
|Campuses||Box Hill, Lilydale, Workplace|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$9.00|
|Retain Course Items***||$210.00|
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Week commencing 15 July 2019
Intake for traineeships are at the commencement of each term
Full time: 6 months (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm)
You should attend an information session.
You will be required to show evidence of a current Working with Children and National Police Checks to participate in work placement and to apply for future employment opportunities. You should be physically fit, enjoy being with children, have patience, understanding, energy, adaptability and a willingness to take responsibility.
Traineeship applicants must also:
- be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre and have a training contract with an employer
- or be employed in a registered early childhood education and care service for a minimum of 2 days per week
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Successful completion can provide a pathway to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
After successful completion of our early childhood education and care course you’ll be a qualified Early Childhood Educator (Level 3).
You can then apply for a range of career opportunities including as an:
- early childhood educator
- outside school hours care assistant
- play group supervisor
- recreation assistant
- family day care educator
- childcare educator/assistant
Completion of 18 units (including 15 core and 3 electives).
To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake a minimum 120 hours supervised work placement in a registered education and care service, for example, long day care service, preschool, kindergarten and out-of-hours school care program.
Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.
|HLTWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY||20.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
|CHCECE006||SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE||30.0|
|BSBWOR301||ORGANISE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND DEVELOPMENT||30.0|
|CHCECE012||SUPPORT CHILDREN TO CONNECT WITH THEIR WORLD||40.0|