CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Setting

You can fill an entry-level position in an early childhood education workplace with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. These positions could be Early Childhood Assistant, Early Childhood Co-Educator, Assistant Educator, or Trained Early Childhood Educator.
Students who pursue a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will develop the skills required to land an entry-level job in the childcare industry as well as the fundamental knowledge and talents needed for a long and prosperous career in this rapidly growing field.
There are both theoretical and practical components to the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

We also offer easy weekly payment plans if you are not eligible for Government Funding

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules
Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
Core Units
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Career Opportunities: Early Childhood Educator, Occasional Care Educator, Family Day Care Educator, Nanny (in Australia and Overseas), Playgroup Supervisor.

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