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Do you want a career nurturing our 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 childcare 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.
We also offer the Certificate II in Community Services – Early Childhood Education and Care stream. This qualification is designed for individuals who require foundation skills development to prepare for Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and related qualifications. It is suitable for individuals who require skills to apply for Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a pathway for employability skills/ volunteering. This is not a direct entry for higher level qualifications however, CHC22015 Certificate II Community Services - Early Childhood Education and Care is a recognised qualification for further study and employment.
Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.
|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|
The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.
It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.
Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide
This qualification is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in early childhood education and care;
• Early Childhood Educator
• Playgroup Supervisor
• Play Leader
• Recreation Assistant
• Family Day Care Educator
• Mobile Assistant
For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/
Study options and next steps
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