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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • National Code: CHC30113
  • CRICOS Code: 081612A

Learn the skills to understand the needs of young children and support their development.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive.

If you're looking to work as a nanny or childcare assistant, this qualification is ideal.

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. This is the nationally regulated entry level qualification for working in early childhood education and care.

You will learn how to use a national learning framework, regulations and quality standards to support the education and care of children from birth to school age. You will be able to facilitate play and ensure children's health and safety while supporting their learning and wellbeing.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training) of a 120 hours in total, is required for the achievement of competencies to receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. A teacher will secure a work placement for you and assist in the organisation of the workplace learning and associated workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy.

Subject area: Children's Services

Course code:
25272
Course fee:
A$7,670 - A$7,910
0.5 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least three years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of two years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries abov
  • OR achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 42 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'C' level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET)
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 162

Package Entry Requirement
The entry requirement for a package with Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Cares 25281 is:
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60
  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least four years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of three years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above
  • OR achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 50 and a minimum score of 50 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'B" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET)
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 169

COURSE INTAKES

FOR 2018

Bankstown
South Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Glendale
Hunter Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingscliff
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingswood
Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Meadowbank
Northern Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Nirimba
Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Ourimbah
Hunter Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Petersham
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Port Macquarie
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Randwick
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
St Leonards
Northern Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Sutherland/Loftus
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Wollongbar
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Wollongong
Illawarra Institute
Total course fee: A$7,670 Enrol: Feb , Jul

FOR 2019

Bankstown
South Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Glendale
Hunter Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingscliff
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Kingswood
Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Meadowbank
Northern Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Nirimba
Western Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Ourimbah
Hunter Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Petersham
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Port Macquarie
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb
Randwick
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
St Leonards
Northern Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Sutherland/Loftus
Sydney Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Wollongbar
North Coast Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
Wollongong
Illawarra Institute
Total course fee: A$7,910 Enrol: Feb , Jul
 

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

CORE UNITS ADDITIONAL UNITS

ARTICULATIONS

When you finish this course you may apply to study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 25281

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Early childhood educator, family day care educator, nanny

YOU MAY ALSO ENROL THIS COURSE AS (STUDY PATHWAYS)

TAFE-to-TAFE packages are two or more courses packaged together. They allow students to complete prerequisite courses or achieve the entry requirement equivalent. Students can submit a single application form to apply for multiple courses

TAFE NSW Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) university pathway programs allow students to enter a Bachelor Degree program with guaranteed credit at leading universities in Sydney and NSW.