Achieve your dream of working with children!
Take your first steps into the world of early childhood and a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
• Care for babies and children to ensure their health and safety
• Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences
• Use an approved learning framework, support holistic developments through play and learning and MORE…
Completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip your with:
• A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirements to work as an Early Childhood Educator
• A First Aid certificate
|UNIT||UNIT NAME||CORE / |
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||C||20|
|CHCECE031||Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing||C||160|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||C||40|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care||C||60|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment||C||50|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers||C||108|
|CGCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity||C||63|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting||C||22|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children||C||100|
|CHCECE034||Use and approved learning framework to guide practice||C||80|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning||C||75|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice||C||40|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||C||100|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures||C||55|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E||40|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices||E||30|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children’s education and care||C||65|
To complete the certificate, students must complete all of the above units.
PROGRAM LENGTH & CLASSES
FULL TIME: This program is delivered over 18 months. Classes are 1 day per week from 9.00am – 4.00pm
Upon course completion, students can move into the workforce or can look at furthering their qualifications through a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care or other areas of related study.
|FULL TIME||FULL FEE||FUNDED||CONCESSION|
|Student Tuition Cost Per Hour||$7.50||$1.35||$0.27|
|nominal Course Hours||1108||1108||1108|
|Total Government Funding Contribution – 1108 Hours||N/A||$8310||$13,030.08|
Course & Fee Terms and Conditions
Fees are current as of May 2023
The delivery mode for all courses at Foundation Learning Centre is via face-to-face and a mix of flexible remote or online learning unless listed otherwise. Face-to-face is delivered onsite at Casey Campus: Malcolm Court, Narre Warren. Student tuition and materials fees as published are subject to change given an individuals circumstances at enrolment. To be eligible for a concession amount, a valid concession card must be produced at the time of enrolment.
*Approximate Government contribution to Foundation Learning Centre per eligible funded student per contract hour.