Course Start Date
21 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification you need to begin your career in early childhood education. Learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive care for children in a fun and playful setting, and start a rewarding career in this growing sector.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Outstanding professionalism
- Passion for early education
- Communication and interpersonal skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provides you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
- Certification that meets the legal requirement to work as an early childhood educator
- A First Aid certificate
- Childcare worker
- Early childhood or family day care educator
GROW YOUR CAREER
Expand your opportunities with these further study options:
- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III or IV in Education Support
Or complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and become an early childhood teacher with the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood with TAFE NSW Degrees.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class delivered via connected learning, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, study and readings to reinforce training.
Learners will attend Getting Started Workshops and Practical Skills Workshops during the course. Locations for workshops are dependant on enrolments at each location. The course will aslo include Connected Learning strategies which gives you the opportunity to share real time video and audio, content/presentations and interact with students from other locations. Connected learning may be enhanced using technology like Adobe Connect, Skype, MS Teams, Video Conferencing and Virtual Reality. Its important for you to note, your teacher may or may not be physically in the classroom with you. Your teacher will provide you with more information on your first day.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Have a desire to work with young children and the ability to comprehend documents related to the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry. There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. You will however, need access to a computer/the internet and have the ability to travel to Early Childhood services to attend compulsory work placements. Connected learning involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to a teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform such as Skype for Business (or a similar digital learning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend a TAFE NSW campus to run face-to-face workshops during the course duration.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00pm via connected learning. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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:
- Textbook - The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III - $103.00 approximately
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approximately $60.00
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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 Recognition
|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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