Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to plan activities in a learn through play environment.
Learn how to support children in achieving their developmental outcomes as individuals and in a group situation. This qualification will provide you with the ability to work in a range of early childhood education settings within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Standard. Allowing you to learn how to implement an approved learning framework to support children’s well being, learning and development.
You will gain the knowledge required to design and implement a curriculum within an approved learning framework as set by current regulatory bodies.
Your Student Support
Receive great student support throughout your studies. We help you find placements with the support of our great industry partners. You will also have your own trainer/learner support service case manager assigned to you, which supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery and even after hours support.
To find out more about how we support you during your studies, click here.
How Do I Enrol?
There are only 4 easy steps to enrol into this course, click here to find out what they are.
Download our free Course Guide here. Alternatively call our office on 8462 0222 to talk one of our Course Advisors who can assist you, or contact us by clicking the enquire button.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) Assessment.
Career Opportunities and Pathways
This Certificate III will give you the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and experience for the growing Childcare industry, helping you become recognised as a potential worker by Childcare employers. You'll learn to provide care for babies and toddlers, be aware of children's health and safety concerns, provide emergency first-aid response in a childcare setting and much more.
As an educator, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously in a range of Early Childhood Education settings which may be centre based or home based.
Certificate III provides a pathway for further study, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Successful completion of this course provides you with the opportunity to be employed in a variety of in home and centre based roles. We also provide students opportunities for childcare jobs within Hessel Group, if eligible. Giving you greater chances of being employed if you study with us.
To find out more how we provide great employment opportunities click here.
- Centre Based Educator
- Certificate III Centre Worker
- Crèche Worker
- In-home Care Educator
This course has a total of 18 course units which are split up into 15 core units and 3 electives.
Students must complete a total of 120 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service.
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aborginal 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 holisitic 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|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In some cases, prior learning an experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on 8462 0222.
This course is supported by the Government of South Australia, if you're eligible for it. Meaning you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $500 for this course. Once you do that the course will be completely paid for.
To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.
You can pay your course fees by quarter or half installments.
For example, if the course itself costs $500, you may pay $125 in four payments, or $250 in two payments at a negotiable time.
If these payments options do not work for you we can always negotiate something appropriate for your circumstances.