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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30113 State ID: J587
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Your gateway to a rewarding career in a growing industry

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry for those with a genuine interest and passion in the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The childcare industry is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering early childhood training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and further information can be found on our Koolark Page(opens in a new tab) .

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • First aid in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Support the holistic development, play and learning of children in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework and information about children to inform and guide practice

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to to relate well to them
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Good problem-solving skills with ability to communicate simply and clearly
  • A good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Online delivery

You will have a combination of self paced online training and the option to attend facilitated sessions on campus  (Tuesdays 5:00pm - 7:30pm) where a lecturer is available to provide assistance if needed. Some on campus simulated assessments will also form part of your training. The timetable for these will be available at the beginning of each semester.

This timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Before attending work placement you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWC) and you will need to show proof of your Covid vaccination status.

Be aware that industry may have additional requirements such as Rubella vaccination.

Online delivery
Work placement for online students will be spread over the 4 semesters of training, with a minimum of 3 days per week.

In the first week of study, you will be required to sit a literacy and numeracy test to ascertain your suitability for the course.

Orientation

Online delivery
Orientation for online study in semester 2, 2022 will take place on campus at Joondalup campus (C Block, level 2, 35 Kendrew Cres) from 5:00pm - 7:30pm on Tuesday 19 July. 

Other job titles may include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Childhood Educator
  • Childhood educator assistant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Study options and next steps

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Continuous enrolment, 2022

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Semester 1, 2022

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Semester 2, 2022

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Duration 2 Semesters
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Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Duration 2 Semesters
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Where Leederville
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