- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
- 7 months
- Starting Date
Bairnsdale: Ongoing Enrolments
Yallourn: September 2019
If you’re passionate about preparing young children for a lifetime of learning, choose a career that focuses on the very beginning of education. A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will take you to new and exciting places as you support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
Depending on the setting, you’ll work as an educator either under direct supervision or autonomously while meeting the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Caring and knowledgeable teachers are always in high demand, so give yourself exciting career opportunities with this qualification.
This course combines face-to-face, practical classes with work placements to build your confidence when working with children. You’ll learn how to create safe, healthy environments for children as you cater to their individual needs. There are few things more rewarding than that!
TimesBairnsdale: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9am until 3pm.
Yallourn: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 9am until 3pm Yallourn campus.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
- Early Childhood Educator or Kindergarten Assistant
- Family Day Care
- Support worker
Opportunities for Further Study
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
Mandatory entry requirements
- Students must obtain a police check and working with children's check to be eligible to complete the placement hours required.
Recommended entry requirements
- Early Childhood services will not hire anyone under the age of 18. This information is relayed to prospective students during the enrolment process. Recommendation is that students should be a minimum 17 years of age to undertake the cours
Specialist Course Information
Students are required to arrange and obtain a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check upon commencement of the course and prior to attending placement.
Placement150 hours of placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world|
|CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE003 Provide care for children|
|CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
Assessment is based on a combination of written tests/exams, written assignments and projects, practical demonstrations/observations, developing resource folders and portfolios as well as projects, and workplace assessment during practical placement.