Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
As the entry-level qualification for the Early Childhood industry, our Child Care Courses provides students with a great foundation for a fulfilling career path.
Graduates will have extensive professional knowledge as well as the practical skills necessary to become a successful educator in either a centre-based service or in family day care. Students will also have the opportunity to continue their studies with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Our focus on practical learning makes sure our graduates are job-ready and our students love coming to class.
Interactive class activities, role plays and discussions will make sure you will be well prepared by the time you start your practical placement. You will also gain valuable on the job experience even before you graduate.
Child Care Job Outcomes
- Early Childhood Assistant
- Outside School Hours Care Assistant
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Recreation Assistant
- Family Day Care Educator
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
For students who would like to take the next step in their Child Care career, this nationally recognised qualification is the perfect opportunity to build on the existing skills and knowledge acquired in the Certificate III. You will develop extensive skills and understanding of pedagogical practices and in depth knowledge to plan and implement an approved curriculum. From all of this, you will also gain the confidence to lead a team.
The Diploma has a focus on creating engaging learning experiences and curriculum design for children that are fun, educationally guided and linked to the Early Years Learning Framework. Topics that will be covered in this course include:
Topics that will be covered in this course include:
- Scaffolding play
- Intentional teaching to simulate children’s learning
- How do analyse and interpret information to support children’s learning
- Strategies to guide children’s behaviour
- Ways to build and sustain an innovative work
- Understanding and managing compliance in service operations environment
For details of child care courses units of competency, please click here.
As part of our practical approach to learning, both child care courses include a mandatory work placement. The work placement is not only a vital part of our students’ education, it also provides them with great contacts to the industry.
Due to the hands-on nature of our courses, students will be well prepared by the time their work placement starts, ensuring that they enter it with confidence. As part of the work placement students will be evaluated on their performance when carrying out the acquired skills under workplace conditions.
Both child care courses can be undertaken without prior qualifications.
Students should however have a reasonable level of fitness since working in this industry can be physically demanding. It is important for you to be at eye level with children which means a lot of bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor, stretching, and lifting.
Diploma students must be able to bring in a laptop or tablet device to class (it will not be supplied).
Students must also fulfil the College’s requirements for English proficiency.