Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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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?

Are you a senior school student attending a school in the greater Darwin area?

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
Adult Learners

Please contact us for current delivery information.

VETDSS (VET Delivered to Secondary Students)

This course is delivered during the school term, on Wednesday’s from 8:45am – 2:30pm in our training room.

Adult Learners

Administration fee – $250
Course fee – $4,500 with 4 quarterly payments over the delivery of the course.

The course fee may be reduced depending on previously completed courses.

VETDSS (VET Delivered to Secondary Students)

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

Course Intakes
Adult Learners

It is anticipated a new intake will occur quarterly to coincide with the NT school term structure. Please enquiry to find out more information regarding intakes.

VETDSS (VET Delivered to Secondary Students)

School students wanting to enrol in this course should contact their school VET/Careers Coordinator to express interest. Students will need to participate in an application process that generally involves an interview. Applications typically open in Semester 2 with those successful to secure a place in the class, commence the course Term 1 in the following year.

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:

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people

For more information contact RTO Registrar on (08) 8920 3518
or registrar@transformingtraining.com.au