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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30113 | State ID: J587

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators 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.

When completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will:

  • Learn to interact and foster the development of young children
  • Work within legal requirements
  • Ensure children's health and safety is prioritised
  • Work with children of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Provide support to children in different child care environments
  • Undertake work placement to apply the practical skills and knowledge you have learned

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.
   

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

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Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

 

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Course requirements

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining police clearance etc]

Job opportunities

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

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round

Armadale - Workplace-Traineeship

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Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.
Rockingham - Workplace-Traineeship

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Duration 12 months
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Let us help you make the approach to an employer to become their apprentice or trainee.

Semester 1

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December for round 1 offers in Semester 1. 
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December for round 1 offers in Semester 1. 
Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December for round 1 offers in Semester 1. 
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December for round 1 offers in Semester 1. 
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December for round 1 offers in Semester 1. 

Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Mandurah - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Mandurah
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated November 05, 2019