Early childhood education and care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Start your early childhood education and care career with our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113).

This qualification is also fantastic for people who work with children and want to improve their skills. You will learn industry best practice in educating and caring for children to help you make the most of your career and tailor your educational programs.

With this qualification, you can become an educator in an early childhood service, working with children as they undertake their journey from infancy to childhood. This is the first step into a range of potential careers.

“The trainer is a skilled teacher and very knowledgeable in this field. The course is interactive and the group work helped with my understanding of the material.”

“The trainer was friendly and gave us guidance whenever we needed help.”

We offer on-the-job training, flexible learning plans, and can deliver short workshops at your workplace to help you meet your course competencies quicker and easier.

We are passionate about providing quality professional development to people who are entering or currently working in the early childhood education and care sector. Our students gain a nationally recognised qualification through face-to-face group training, mentoring sessions, workplace training and practical placements.

This qualification comprises of 18 units of competency (15 core units plus three elective units). To complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you must show competence in all 18 units, plus a compulsory work placement of a minimum of 120 hours in a regulated education and care service.

Foundation Learning and Practices

CHCECE009: Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE012: Support children to connect with their world (E)

First Aid

HLTAID004: Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*

Health and Safety

HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE002: Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004: Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Legislation and Policy

CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE006: Support behaviour of children and young people (E)

Care and Nurturing

CHCECE003: Provide care for children
CHCECE005: Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007: Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Fostering Children’s Holistic Development

CHCECE010: Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013: Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE011: Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

Culture and Community

CHCECE001: Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people (E)
CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

 

(E) Elective

*HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting, is delivered by a third-party RTO.

To complete first aid you must:

  • register with your Trainer or YWCA Canberra’s Education and Training Administrator when you are informed of the training date
  • complete pre-course work at least three (3) days before the practical class will take place
  • attend the practical class and complete all required assessments during the practical class.

The next course intake for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be in August 2020.

Visit our Student Information page for more information on how to enrol.

For more information, contact our team on 02 6185 2000 or email training@ywca-canberra.org.au.

For more information on course fees, email our team at training@ywca-canberra.org.au

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Take the next step in your ECEC career with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113). The training teaches you to be aware of the developmental needs of children and introduces you to your roles and responsibilities in an ECEC setting. You will have opportunities to apply theories of child development in the workplace, and gain experience in interacting with children, families and your fellow workers through your practical placement.

The Diploma will open up your career options so you can plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. With this qualification, you could become a centre director, an accredited trainer, work for a regulator, or even become a consultant working with services to improve their rating and assessment outcomes. Learn more about the range of potential careers in early childhood education and care.

“The trainers are extremely helpful and go above and beyond to ensure you are confident and capable when putting theory into practice in the classrooms. With face to face check ins and constant communication through emails, the trainers are always there when you need to ask a quick question or quiz them on their previous experience in early childhood and education settings.”

“The trainers are fantastic and versatile that will go out of their way to teach you in your own learning style. They are kind, intelligent and funny and I have thoroughly enjoyed studying through YWCA with their help and guidance.”

“The trainers teach us every little thing and explain with examples. They are very knowledgeable and always helps us when we need.”

We offer on-the-job training, flexible learning plans, and can deliver short workshops at your workplace to help you meet your course competencies quicker and easier.

We are passionate about providing quality professional development to people who are entering or currently working in the early childhood education and care sector. Our students gain a nationally recognised qualification through face-to-face group training, mentoring sessions, workplace training and practical placements.

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification comprises of 28 units of competency (23 core units plus five (5) elective units). To complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you must show competence in all 28 units, plus complete a compulsory work placement of a minimum of 240 hours in a regulated education and care service.

Foundation Learning and Practices

CHCECE009: Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE012: Support children to connect with their world (E)

First Aid

HLTAID004: Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*

Advanced Health and Safety

CHCECE002: Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004: Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE016: Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
HLTWHS003: Maintain work health and safety

Legislation and Policy

CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE006: Support behaviour of children and young people (E)

Care and Nurturing

CHCECE003: Provide care for children
CHCECE005: Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007: Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Fostering Holistic Development

CHCECE017: Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018: Nurture creativity in children

Culture and Community

CHCECE001: Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people (E)
CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Relationships and responsive practice

CHCECE020: Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021: Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026: Work in partnership wth families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Curriculum design and development

CHCECE022: Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023: Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024: Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

Compliance and sustainable practice

CHCECE019: Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE025: Embed sustainable practices in service operations

Team leadership

CHCMGT003: Lead the work team (E)
BSBLED401: Develop teams and individuals (E)

We do a rolling intake for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, so you can join throughout the year.

We recommend only enrolling in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care if you already hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and are currently working a minimum of 10 to 15 hours in a regulated early childhood education and care sector.

Visit our Student Information page for more information on how to enrol.

For more information, contact our team on 02 6185 2000 or email training@ywca-canberra.org.au.

For more information on course fees, email our team at training@ywca-canberra.org.au

 

Work while you study

Get paid to work while studying for your early childhood education and care qualifications. Early Years Careers is YWCA Canberra’s education and employment program for people who want to study while getting real, hands-on experience training in our early childhood services.

It’s a selective three-year program that provides you with secure, flexible employment and qualifications to set you up for success as an early childhood educator at YWCA Canberra now and in the long-term. There are many career pathways available with qualification, including educators, teachers and managerial roles.

Find out more about the program and apply by sending a one-page cover letter telling us why you want to participate in the program along with your current resume to training@ywca-canberra.org.au.

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