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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113

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This starter certificate fosters skills and knowledge to support the development and wellbeing of children in a range of early childhood education settings.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with TAFE Now

  • $1,600*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

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  • Online

    • Anytime

    • Self paced (18 months)

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    Online Self paced (18 months)

  • $2,480*

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    • Self paced (18 months)

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    Online Self paced (18 months)

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Language literacy and numeracy, Police check

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Work Placement
120 hours

Course Overview

Are you an engaging, vital and responsible person who loves interacting with and empowering children? Then a childcare educator could be a great job for you.

Learn to work in a range of early childhood education settings within the requirements of the National Quality Standard, as well as adhering to the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

Gain experience and knowledge in supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development, so you can work under direct supervision or autonomously in a variety of workplaces, including preschools, family day care, long day care or out-of-school hours care centres.

You will also find this course useful if you want to become a nanny, family day educator or operate a child minding service in a recreation centre or gym.

TAFEnow also has pathways into Diploma level early childhood courses that can take you into teaching and early childhood education degrees at a variety of universities.

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Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with TAFE Now, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 18 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

15 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV002

  • Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE001

  • Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE002

  • Provide care for children
    CHCECE003

  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE004

  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE005

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE007

  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE009

  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    CHCECE010

  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCECE011

  • Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCECE013

  • Work legally and ethically
    CHCLEG001

  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCPRT001

  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    HLTAID004

  • Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTWHS001

Elective Units

3 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Support children to connect with their world
    CHCECE012

  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    CHCECE026

  • Participate effectively in the work environment
    CHCORG303C

  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    HLTHIR404D

Course Provider

TAFE Now has 16 campuses and 2500 staff. North Coast TAFE, having been shaped by the communities it has served since 1928, created TAFEnow in 2012 to enable students to study whenever and wherever. While our home is a 700 kilometre stretch of hinterland from Great Lakes in the south, to Kingscliff (near the Queensland border) in the north we are fast building a solid reputation, nationally and globally, for our online and flexible delivery options.

Registered
1999
Courses
650
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

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