Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview:

This course provides you with basic training in a variety of early childhood settings and out-of-school hour’s programs. You will be able to work as a Level II childcare worker.

What you will learn: 

You will learn about providing food and physical care; responding to illnesses and accidents; and how to foster and support the emotional well being of infants while overseeing their physical, social and psychological development. You will also be able to provide appropriate administrative support in a child-care facility, while also providing a safe and healthy working environment.

Duration study load:

  • Class Hours = 788
  • Practicum Hours = 180
  • 968 hours @ 20 hours per week = 49 weeks plus holidays

Entry Requirements:

It is a requirement of this course that you have a current National Police Record Check that must be produced on enrolment.

Graduates of this qualification must be at least 18 years of age in order to gain recognised employment in the industry.

You will be required to sit a multiple choice assessment to ascertain your level of numeracy and literacy skills required to complete this course.

Course features:

  • Earn While You Learn
  • Be Business Ready
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Work in your Local Area
  • Everything Included


Students are assessed during completion of each unit and at the final classroom day. Assessments include case studies, demonstrations, knowledge tests, multiple choice quizzes, short answer questions and workbook activities.
  • Case studies
  • Demonstrations
  • Knowledge tests
  • Multiple choice quizzes
  • Short answer questions
  • Workbook activities


  • Earn While You Learn
  • Get Business Ready
  • Flexible Placements
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    Workplace Choices
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    Full Ongoing Support

Job Outcomes

  • Long Day Care
  • Occasional Care
  • Out of School Hours Care
  • Family Day Care Occasional Service
  • Assist in pre-school/ kindergartens
  • Neighbourhood houses
  • Australian migrant education program service
  • Mobile services and other specialised services

Download a copy of the info pack

To get started, simply download the information pack, complete the application form and pay a $250 admin fee to secure your commencement date.

Your $250 admin fee comes of the total price of the course. Being $5488.00 
which can be paid in a variety of user friendly methods


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