Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This 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. They 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.

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 120 hours of unpaid work (vocational placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

15 core units 3 electives units

Core Subjects

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 Subjects

Electives selection is a customised and fully tailored process, it will be dependent on each applicant’s background, experience and previous studies and/or training.

Youth Worker 

Career Summary
  • Identity document
  • Most updated form of resume
  • Cover letter outlining career summary
  • Recommendation letters from employers
  • Employment contract
  • Job description
  • Reference letters
Previous Academic attainments (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of certificate(s) (in English)
  • Certified copies of transcript(s) (in English)
  • Previous statement of attainment(s) (in English)
  • Course outlines for units attained
  • Past assessment(s)
Work Experience
  • Previous work memos
  • Write up on key projects undertaken previously and your involvement
  • Photographs or Videos of any projects or accomplishment
  • On the job training which you have undertaken or have trained (procedural/company policies) (if applicable)
  • Any initiatives or strategies which you have personally implemented (if applicable)
  • Logbooks (if applicable)
  • Invoices/quotations (if applicable)
  • Receive Nationally recognised and accredited qualification certification
  • Get qualified within 30 working days of evidence being received
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Opportunities to make get more income with new revenue streams

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