The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care is a practically oriented course, which enables graduates to work in the childcare industry. This qualification covers workers who use organizational policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.
Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously and may have the limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers. Graduates of Certificate III have the option to continue into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
This training has been very valuable for me because it has given me more knowledge of how to work in Children's Services and has also helped me to improve my English. The trainer's delivery style suited me. Classes were a lot of fun, no stress and easy to understand.
It was fun doing our training. I learnt so much that I was not aware of. I really loved completing the course and apply the knowledge I learned to daily work with children. The trainer was amazing, full of energy, very positive, always very helpful and caring, and easy to understand.
This is a suggested course study plan. Australian City College offers a variety of elective and alternate units. For more information about your study options and units, discuss with your lecturer prior to enrolling.
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Ensure the health and safety of children
Participate in work health and safety
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Provide care for children
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
Use information about children to inform practice
Develop cultural competence
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people
Comply with family day care administration requirements
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers