Nationally Recognised
Training
Course Duration
52 Weeks
Study Mode
Classroom
Intake
Monthly
Course Overview

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Under the National Quality Framework, 50% of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in a centre based service working with children preschool age and under, must have or be actively working towards an approved Diploma level education and care qualification.
All other educators required to meet the relevant ratios at the service must have or be actively working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au .

The course will cover subjects in:

  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Health and safety in the workplace and of children
  • First Aid
  • Learn about the approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Support children in their behaviour, learning development and connecting with their world

After successfully completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to support the implementation of an approved learning framework and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Entry Requirements

Australian Permanent Residents

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 in Australia
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a proficiency in English and a basic understanding of Maths. For students who cannot supply documented proof on their academic and English language proficiency, they will required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test prior to a place being offered in the course.

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language.
  • Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5 in the Academic section and no band less than 5.0 for the other sections.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 35 or higher
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 36 or higher
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 154 or higher.
    • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
  • If the student does not have current proof of one the above listed English Language Tests, they will be required to take an English Placement Test administered by Skills Australia Institute (SAI). The student’s Education Agent can manage the English Proficiency Exam on behalf of SAI.

Additional Requirements for all Students

  • Students must undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing their work placement.
  • From the 1st July 2019, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) will replace the current system where people can have either national police check assessment done by an employer or a DHS screening.
  • For students who have e a current, valid DCSI/DHS screening clearance for child-related employment, it will be recognised under the new laws until it expires. You do not need to do anything until it is time to renew your current check.
  • Please note: Mature students, who do not meet the admission requirements listed above, may be allowed entrance on the basis of their work experience.
Course Modules/units

To successfully complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students must complete the following 18 units comprising of 15 core units and three (3) elective units.

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
Intake Dates
  • 2019: 14 Jan, 11 Mar, 15 Apr, 10 Jun, 15 Jul, 09 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov
  • 2020: 13 Jan, 17 Feb, 13 Apr, 18 May, 13 July, 17 Aug, 12 Oct, 16 Nov
Course Duration

52 Weeks Two (2) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Four (4) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 12 weeks.
Course Cost
Course Location
Perth Campus
10 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA – 6000
Adelaide Campus
Level 1, East 50 Grenfell Street, Zurich House, Adelaide SA – 5000
Career Opportunities

After successfully completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care students will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Nanny
Work Base Training

This course includes 200 hours of work-based training which will be completed over a period of 10 weeks. During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in workplace setting. This will assist students to be job-ready after successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Payment Option

Payment Options

If you wish to accept the offer, you need to sign the Acceptance of Offer form together with the minimum payment of fees. You can use the following payment methods:

  • Cash or EFTPOS in person at SAI’s Perth campus
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student invoice

We accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard only) and a 1% surcharge will be added to the total amount. You can download our Credit Card Authorisation form HERE

Bank draft or money order payable to “Skills Australia Institute” and send to SAI’s Perth campus (all bank drafts must be in $AUD Australian dollars to an Australian bank)

Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from an overseas bank account

Bank Account Details:

Name of Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Address: 413 Albany Highway
Victoria Park WA 6100
Australia
Account Name: Excellent Accounts Pty Ltd ( Skills Australia Institute )
BSB: 066128
Account Number: 10626125
SWIFT Code for International Transfer: CTBAAU2S (For International Transfer Only)

Note:

All fees must be paid in Australian dollars. Please put your full name or invoice number as reference. An official receipt will be sent to you once your payment is verified. To confirm your payment, please email a copy of the bank transfer receipt to info@skillsaustralia.edu.au

Further Studies

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will lay a foundation for successful students to progress into CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Under the National Quality Framework, 50% of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in a centre based service working with children preschool age and under, must have or be actively working towards an approved Diploma level education and care qualification.
All other educators required to meet the relevant ratios at the service must have or be actively working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au .

The course will cover subjects in:

  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Health and safety in the workplace and of children
  • First Aid
  • Learn about the approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Support children in their behaviour, learning development and connecting with their world

After successfully completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to support the implementation of an approved learning framework and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Australian Permanent Residents

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 in Australia
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a proficiency in English and a basic understanding of Maths. For students who cannot supply documented proof on their academic and English language proficiency, they will required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test prior to a place being offered in the course.

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language.
  • Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5 in the Academic section and no band less than 5.0 for the other sections.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 35 or higher
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 36 or higher
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 154 or higher.
    • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
  • If the student does not have current proof of one the above listed English Language Tests, they will be required to take an English Placement Test administered by Skills Australia Institute (SAI). The student’s Education Agent can manage the English Proficiency Exam on behalf of SAI.

Additional Requirements for all Students

  • Students must undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing their work placement.
  • From the 1st July 2019, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) will replace the current system where people can have either national police check assessment done by an employer or a DHS screening.
  • For students who have e a current, valid DCSI/DHS screening clearance for child-related employment, it will be recognised under the new laws until it expires. You do not need to do anything until it is time to renew your current check.
  • Please note: Mature students, who do not meet the admission requirements listed above, may be allowed entrance on the basis of their work experience.

To successfully complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students must complete the following 18 units comprising of 15 core units and three (3) elective units.

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • 2019: 14 Jan, 11 Mar, 15 Apr, 10 Jun, 15 Jul, 09 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov
  • 2020: 13 Jan, 17 Feb, 13 Apr, 18 May, 13 July, 17 Aug, 12 Oct, 16 Nov

52 Weeks Two (2) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Four (4) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 12 weeks.
Perth Campus
10 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA – 6000
Adelaide Campus
Level 1, East 50 Grenfell Street, Zurich House, Adelaide SA – 5000

After successfully completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care students will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Nanny

This course includes 200 hours of work-based training which will be completed over a period of 10 weeks. During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in workplace setting. This will assist students to be job-ready after successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Payment Options

If you wish to accept the offer, you need to sign the Acceptance of Offer form together with the minimum payment of fees. You can use the following payment methods:

  • Cash or EFTPOS in person at SAI’s Perth campus
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student invoice

We accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard only) and a 1% surcharge will be added to the total amount. You can download our Credit Card Authorisation form HERE

Bank draft or money order payable to “Skills Australia Institute” and send to SAI’s Perth campus (all bank drafts must be in $AUD Australian dollars to an Australian bank)

Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from an overseas bank account

Bank Account Details:

Name of Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Address: 413 Albany Highway
Victoria Park WA 6100
Australia
Account Name: Excellent Accounts Pty Ltd ( Skills Australia Institute )
BSB: 066128
Account Number: 10626125
SWIFT Code for International Transfer: CTBAAU2S (For International Transfer Only)

Note:

All fees must be paid in Australian dollars. Please put your full name or invoice number as reference. An official receipt will be sent to you once your payment is verified. To confirm your payment, please email a copy of the bank transfer receipt to info@skillsaustralia.edu.au

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will lay a foundation for successful students to progress into CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

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