Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This nationally recognised qualification is offered to up-skill or re-skill employees working as early childhood education and care workers.

It gives the opportunity for growth in confidence and competence while working in an education setting.

The qualification is offered to a wide range of workers including:

  • Childcare assistant
  • Family day-care assistant
  • Before or after school caregiver
  • Vocation Care Assistant
  • Nanny

Is this course for you?

Are you employed as a Childcare assistant, Family daycare assistant, Before or after school caregiver, Vacation Care Assistant or Nanny?

Do you want to become more effective as you support the education and care of children?

On completion you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Working with diversity and effectively in the education and care environment
  • Communicating with, and supporting behaviour of children.
  • Developmental stages of children.
  • Complying with education and care centres’ administrative requirements
  • Complying with legislative, policy and industrial requirements
  • WHS Process
  • The skills and knowledge gained will be relevant to the education and care setting inwhich you are working.

If you are not currently employed in an education and care environment you will be required to volunteer for a minimum of two days equivalent a week for the duration of the course.

Course Delivery
The course will run from February to November 2017 with 18x 3 hour sessions (4pm—7pm) and a full day Saturday sessions (8:30am-3:30pm) or as negotiated.

Fees
This course is currently subsided by the Northern Territory Department of Trade, Business and Innovation for residents of the Northern Territory. More information and eligibility criteria can be foundhere.

This course will include a $220 non-refundableadministration fee which must be received before course commencement.

All school students’ fees are covered by the NT Government VETDSS program.

Units of Competency
The 15 core units and 3 electives must be completed in order to finish the course.

Core units:
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units:
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRT003 – Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people