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Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course ensures you:

  • Gain all skills & knowledge to support children's holistic development,
  • Pass the exam with confidence,
  • Embark on a fulfilling career journey.

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Tap into growing demand in childhood care

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Find joy in the most heartwarming field

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Make a real difference in the lives of young people

Popular Job Growth

With an increasing number of parents seeking high-quality early childhood education for their children

Childcare has emerged as one of the most secure and fulfilling career paths.

Embarking on this journey guarantees security and brings immeasurable rewards, from pursuing your passion to making a lasting impact by shaping young minds . Yet, to truly unlock the full potential of this path, National Certification is essential.

Whether you're already working in childhood education and need formal certification or are eager to start but lack this vital document. Our comprehensive course ensures you can confidently pursue your early education career.

Unlock a myriad of opportunities for your career, paving the way for roles such as:

Kindergarden Assistant

Childcare Assistant

Early Childhood Educator

Nanny

Family Care Educator

Outside School Hours Care Educator

Playground Supervisor

Teachers Assistant

Teacher Aide

Education Assistant

Special Neds Teacher Aide

Lead Educator

Childcare Director

Educational Leader

Group Leader

Assistant Director

Our course gives you all you need to start working in early childcare with confidence.

We will help you cover the following:

Early Child Care Basics

Gain essential skills necessary to understand children's behaviors and their development.

Planning Activities

Discover how to plan fun and educational activities for kids that help them learn and grow.

Keeping Kids Safe

Find out how to keep children safe and healthy by following rules and knowing what to do in emergencies.

Handling Behavior

Learn ways to deal with challenging situations while helping kids develop good behavior.

Including Everyone

Understand how to ensure all kids feel welcome and included, regardless of their background or needs.

Setup and activities

Create enriching outdoor & indoor environments that promote physical activity, exploration, and learning.

Promote Good Nutrition

Encourage healthy eating habits and positive mealtime experiences by creating a welcoming dining environment.

Supervising groups

Effectively manage and supervise small group activities to enhance collaboration, communication, and learning outcomes.

Assisting with learning activities

Support children's learning journey by assisting teachers with various activities designed to enhance their cognitive and motor skills.

With Australian College, you can enjoy studying:

  • at your own pace
  • from wherever you want
  • while working & earning at the same time.

Who is this course for?

This course is crafted for individuals who:

Feel a deep calling to shape the future of the youngest generation

Envision themselves spending their days surrounded by children.

Have proficient communication skills in English, both in writing and speaking.

Can navigate challenging situations with empathy and patience.

Possess solid organizational abilities and adaptability to change.

Are physically fit to handle emergency situations.

If you possess these qualities and are eager to empower others, this course is tailored for you.

Course Format

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care offers a flexible program format tailored to your needs, divided into two parts:

THEORETICAL

Access theoretical components online anytime through our
platform.

17 course units completed at your own pace.

Requirements: regular access to a computer and internet connectivity.

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WORK PLACEMENT

Mandatory 160-hour work placement in an Australian regulated education and care service.

Finding suitable placements is the students responsibility

Requirements: students must apply for a Working with Children Check at course commencement.

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LEARN & PRACTICE

Master the theoretical foundations of the course and immerse yourself in mandatory work placement.

ACE THE EXAM

Confidently tackle the exam and unlock the door to a rewarding and secure career in childcare.

Why tapping into childhood education is so AMAZING?

We will help you cover the following:

Joy of Working with Kids

You'll find childcare work incredibly rewarding if you love being around children and enjoy seeing them learn and grow.

Making a Difference

By guiding and supporting children during their early years, you can impact their lives and contribute to their development.

Active and Dynamic Environment

Childcare work is hands-on and interactive, offering a lively and engaging work setting that keeps you involved and energized.

Plenty of Opportunities

With a growing demand for childcare workers, there are numerous job openings available, providing you with ample chances to pursue a fulfilling career in the field.

Balanced Lifestyle

Many childcare jobs offer flexible hours, allowing you to achieve a healthy balance between your work and personal life, making managing your time and commitments easier.

Flexible Schedule

Many childcare positions offer flexible hours, allowing you to balance work and personal life according to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Childcare and School-Based Education Support courses at Australian College have an 18 month course duration (self-paced, so you can finish and achieve your qualification in less than 18 months, if you manage to do so).

Please submit an enquiry and we will contact you to provide competitive pricing and our latest offer. You can purchase by paying the whole amount up-front or take advantage of our interest-free payment plan options. We also offer a price match opportunity.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

** please note, this course is a pre-requisite / entry requirement into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care course **

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. They complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia.

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Courses cannot be placed on hold, paused or deferred, however we do offer lengthy course durations so you can take small breaks here and there. We also offer extensions if necessary.

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Please reach out to your trainer via email [email protected] (expect a reply same day or next day latest).

If you prefer a phone call, please email Trainer with your available days and times, so we can schedule a call with your assessor.

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There are practical components embedded within the online units.

A practical task may be in the form of a video upload, case study, role play, observations, third party reports, the completion of documents and templates, etc

Students are given the flexibility of applying for work placement at a registered childcare centre of their choice (subject to approval by Australian College’s internal screening process).

This is beneficial to students as they may apply at local childcare facilities in their area (reduces travel and transport), or even at their current work place (if they work in the industry and this place of work is approved by Australian College’s internal screening process).

For further details regarding work placement, please phone (02) 9386 2500 to speak with administration.

You will be required to complete First Aid, to achieve a First Aid certificate.
The type of First Aid course required will depend on which Australia College course you’re enrolled in.
Please refer to the course outline, course units, on our website.

Australian College does not provide First Aid courses. First Aid is to be completed externally with a First Aid provider. We can recommend St Johns, Red Cross, H&A, Australia wide.

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