Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Certificate iii Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Early childhood educators nurture the nation’s future because all the significant things we need for life are learned in the first 5 years

Becoming a professional early childhood educator to educate the next generation; Enable your caring skills to flourish and make a real difference working in exciting teams

What Our Students Say About our
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Courses?

Dafni 01
GBCA has always believed in helping and guiding students, they are so concerned about students. GBCA has helped me to become a better person to face the challenges of the world and I’m gaining my experience day by day. Thank you GBCA
Dafni Warnakulasuriga
Cert 3 ECEC - Student
Piumi 01
GBCA has opened a new door for me. I really love learning experience in GBCA. Also, GBCA facilitates me in every possible way. I really appreciate that GBCA provided me a place to do my placements as well. Also I like GBCA lecturers and friendly staff a lot.
Piumi Tuamalee
Diploma of ECEC - Student

Meet Ayasha Karki, a GBCA student who wanted to share her experience studying what she love. Ayasha has completed her Certificate 3 in ECEC and now doing her Diploma of ECEC through GBCA. Real Practical Learning In A Playful Way. Superb Student Assistant
Gained Confidence And Experience.

Domestic Students

Course Outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC30113 | CRICOS Code: 097758G

What can I do with a 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.

 

Students completing this course will gain credit transfer of up to 13 units in the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by GBCA.

 Rewarding job outcomes include:

  • Child carer
  • Early childhood educator
  • Kindergarten support worker

The qualification is an approved course for entry into the early childhood education industry (Refer: Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) www.acecqa.gov.au

The course covers:

  • Understanding childhood development
  • The theory and practice of educational programming to meet development needs
  • The theory and practice of professional care giving
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ethics, the law and quality standards in early childhood development, and
  • 120 hours of work placement (which GBCA will organise for you).

Graduates gain up credit exemption of up to 13 units into the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by GBCA to become an early childhood education leader.

Mature age students are encouraged as early childhood education welcomes life experience.

How long does it take to Complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?

Normally students may take up to 52 weeks to complete the course. Fast learners may complete the course in a shorter duration.

Schedule:

  • Day class: 2 sessions per week
  • Evening class: 3 sessions per week

Is this Course Government Funded?

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page

What level is a cert 3 in childcare?

Level 3 – (for a newly qualified cert 3 educator who begins working for the first year with their qualification).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

There are no set requirements for this course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:

·        Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or

·        Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or

·        Satisfactory complete year 11

Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

 

Vocational placement requirements:

Before commencing vocational placement, all students must undertake Working with Children Check and complete the unit: HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of course requirements.

GBCA has signed agreements with prospective employers to offer the work placement opportunities for its students. A list of these prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work placement. Work placements will be arranged by the GBCA Work Placement Coordinator in conjunction with the student and GBCA trainers.

Students are required to discuss with the GBCA work placement coordinator if they wish to make their own work placement arrangement.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

 

Other requirements:

Childcare service centres receiving GBCA students on placement require students to be fully vaccinated by 29 November 2021.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: short questions, case studies, simulations, project, third party observation during work placement, work place observation, portfolio.

Unit Code Unit Name
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
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

Course Factsheet

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority
Australian Qualification Framework

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Childhood education & Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    Study
    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

    Turn Your Love for Education in to a fulfilling career. Become a professional Early childhood educator.

    Utilise the skills and knowledge you learn from this course to help the next generation flourish and learn new life skills.

    What Our Students Say About our
    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Courses?

    Dafni 01
    GBCA has always believed in helping and guiding students, they are so concerned about students. GBCA has helped me to become a better person to face the challenges of the world and I’m gaining my experience day by day. Thank you GBCA
    Dafni Warnakulasuriga
    Cert 3 ECEC - Student
    Piumi 01
    GBCA has opened a new door for me. I really love learning experience in GBCA. Also, GBCA facilitates me in every possible way. I really appreciate that GBCA provided me a place to do my placements as well. Also I like GBCA lecturers and friendly staff a lot.
    Piumi Tuamalee
    Diploma of ECEC - Student

    Meet Ayasha Karki, a GBCA student who wanted to share her experience studying what she love. Ayasha has completed her Certificate 3 in ECEC and now doing her Diploma of ECEC through GBCA. Real Practical Learning In A Playful Way. Superb Student Assistant
    Gained Confidence And Experience.

    Domestic Students

    Course outline

    Course Code: CHC50113 | CRICOS Code: 097270J

    What can I do with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?

    This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

    Students who complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will receive credit exemption of up to 13 units and may be able to complete this Diploma program in a shorter duration.

    Advanced standing in the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education:

    Graduates from GBCA Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be granted advanced standing for up to 24 credit points (1 year) of the:

    • Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at University of Canberra

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

    Entry requirements

    There are no set requirements for this course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:

    ·        Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or

    ·        Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or

    ·        Satisfactory complete year 11.

    Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review. 

     

    Other requirements:

    Childcare service centres receiving GBCA students on placement require students to be fully vaccinated by 29 November 2021.

    How long does it take to do a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?

    Domestic students may complete this course during a maximum period of 76 weeks, including term breaks and public holidays. Fastrack learners may complete the course in a shorter duration. 

    Students who complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will receive credit exemption of up to 13 units and may be able to complete this Diploma program in a shorter duration. 

    Schedule:  

    • Day class: 2 sessions per week 
    • Evening class: 3 sessions per week 

    What level is a Diploma of childcare?

    Level 5

    Assessment methods

    A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including short questions, case studies, simulations, projects, third party observation during a work placement, workplace observation, portfolio.

    Can I Study Diploma Of Early Childhood Education Online? Yes You Can!

    GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Online or on-campus during the pandemic.

    Is this Course Government Funded?

    This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

    For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page

    Course Factsheet

    Unit Code Unit Name
    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
    CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
    CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
    CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
    CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
    CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
    CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operation
    CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    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
    HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
    BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

    You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

    To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

    Our Accreditations

    Nationally Recognised Training
    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority
    Australian Qualification Framework

    Apply Now To Study Diploma of Early
    Childhood Education and care

    Early Childhood Education Facility