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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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing the Certificate III 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

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course, you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

TAFE Digital students: You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our SkillsTeam can offer support and guidance to assist you.

Campus-based students: TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Decisions on where you will be placed are guided through a nomination process of your preferred centre and your personal circumstances.

Work placement generally only begins once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job industry learning.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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
  • A strong sense of professionalism
  • A strong work ethic
  • Patience and dedication
  • A passion for early childhood education

Physical ability

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual lifting
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

Certain aspects of assessment rely on your physical ability to perform two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin at floor level, and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

If you are unable to meet the physical requirements, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

If you need help preparing 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.
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.

TAFE NSW

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Contact by Training Services NSW:
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at TAFE Digital.