Course Start Date
19.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Care for babies and children and ensure their health and safety
- Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences
- Use an approved learning framework
- Support holistic development through play and learning
- Identify and respond to children at risk
- Perform emergency first aid
- Promote cultural competence
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Through this course you will build on your:
- Outstanding professionalism
- Passion for early education
- Communication and interpersonal skills
Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childc ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing the Certificate II in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirement to work as an Early Childhood Educator
- A First Aid certificate
- A study pathway to advance your career
GROW YOUR CAREER
Deepen your skills and knowledge to expand your career options with a:
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III or IV in Education Support
Complete the Diploma to move directly into university to become an early childhood teacher:
- Bachelor of Education Early Childhood - at TAFE NSW
The number of children using long day care has increased by 18% since 2012, and this trend will continue to 2021.
As consumer demand grows, so does the demand for teachers qualified at degree level. This Certificate III qualification is a great first step toward a long and rewarding career in the industry.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Flexible/Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 1.3 hours of Face to Face class for 38 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 18.4 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 3.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? 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. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children?s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
The training package expects all students studying the Certificate III in ECEC to participate in a minimum of 120 hours during the course at a licensed early childhood setting with 0-6 year old children. Where the student is not completing work placement in their own workplace TAFE NSW will organise the students work placement to take place over the duration of the course ensuring all required placement hours are met. For trainees this will only apply for centres that do not have the correct requirements (e.g. children aged 0-5 yrs.) All students will be provided with a TAFE NSW work placement handbook outlining their code of conduct and responsibilities while in the workplace as well as an assessment document outlining the tasks to be completed and demonstrated in order to pass the work placement.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This is a flexible/blended delivery course - students will predominantly work independently online whilst attending some workshops. Workshops will be held in the evenings or Saturdays and students will be notified in advance.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study: Please note students must have access to Computer, Internet and a printer. Also it is advisable to have access to reference books.
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI. Please advise TAFE NSW your USI number at the time of enrolment.
For further information or assistance, call 131 870.
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|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
Early childhood educator
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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