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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code: CHC30113

TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC30113-01V03

Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.

**LEARN NEW SKILLS**

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

- Care for babies and children and ensure their health and safety
- Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences
- Use an approved learning framework
- Support holistic development through play and learning
- Identify and respond to children at risk
- Perform emergency first aid
- Promote cultural competence

**DEVELOP YOUR TALENT**

Through this course you will build on your:

- Outstanding professionalism
- Passion for early education
- Communication and interpersonal skills

Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childc
**ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS**

Completing the Certificate II in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with:

- A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirement to work as an Early Childhood Educator
- A First Aid certificate
- A study pathway to advance your career

**GROW YOUR CAREER**

Deepen your skills and knowledge to expand your career options with a:

- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III or IV in Education Support

Complete the Diploma to move directly into university to become an early childhood teacher:

- Bachelor of Education Early Childhood - at TAFE NSW

**INDUSTRY DEMAND**

The number of children using long day care has increased by 18% since 2012, and this trend will continue to 2021.

As consumer demand grows, so does the demand for teachers qualified at degree level. This Certificate III qualification is a great first step toward a long and rewarding career in the industry.

Early childhood educator

**LICENSING REQUIREMENTS**

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011), the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: [acecqa.gov.au](https://www.acecqa.gov.au/).

**Work Health and Safety units**

Work health and safety units are contextualised to the WorkCover NSW legislation.

**First Aid**

The Safe Work Australia National WHS Model Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace.

[Safe Work](https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/first-aid) references the nationally endorsed first aid units of competency from the HLT Training Package. It also sets the requirements for refresher courses for first aid and CPR.

In addition, training providers implement their training programs in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines for education and training (Guideline 10). These guidelines are available online at the [Australian Resuscitation Council website](http://www.resus.org.au/).

**BE PREPARED**

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- A sound ability to read, write and speak English
- A basic ability to apply numeracy

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

Related Pathways

Children's Services

Study Options & Enrolment

Full Fee: $7,420 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,930
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.
Full Fee: $7,420 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,930
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.

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