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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30113 | State ID: J587

 

Do you want a career nurturing the future?

When you complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or child care centre assistant.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively as an educator, supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years, understanding children's learning, providing learning support, working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds, identifying and responding to children at risk, and workplace health and safety.

For online study, this is not a fully online course as students are required to do a work placement at a school in SMTAFE"s vicinity so the lecturer can visit.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

When you complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or child care centre assistant.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

You can expand your career options by completing the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Armadale
Peel
Rockingham
Thornlie
Duration One semester full-time
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Online
Part Time
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

When you complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or child care centre assistant.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

You can expand your career options by completing the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop cultural competence CHCECE001 WG745
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children CHCECE007 WG751
Ensure the health and safety of children CHCECE002 WG746
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001 WG802
Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001 WG738
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 AVC08
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCECE004 WG748
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 WG733
Provide care for babies and toddlers CHCECE005 WG749
Provide care for children CHCECE003 WG747
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning CHCECE011 WG754
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood CHCECE010 WG753
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice CHCECE009 WG752
Use information about children to inform practice CHCECE013 WG756
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 AVB82

2 Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301 AUJ68
Support behaviour of children and young people CHCECE006 WG750
Support children to connect with their world CHCECE012 WG755
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three columns below, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

Entrance Requirements

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

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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Page last updated August 23, 2017