Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, prior to commencing this course, students will participate in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. Students who can provide evidence of completing an Australian Certificate III or higher-level qualification will not need to do the test.
All students must be willing to participate in mandatory work placement of a minimum of 160 hours and this will require a working with children clearance.
Students will seek their own work placements and clear guidance will be provided.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can apply for RPL if you have the knowledge and skills gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you feel that you may qualify for RPL, please contact our office for further information about the process to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.
(this includes $400.00 non-refundable enrolment fee)
Students are responsible for the purchase of textbook/s relevant to this qualification. Payment plans are available.
- Course learning and assessment material (excluding textbook/s)
- Coffee and tea
- Certification upon successful completion
Alana Kaye believes that everyone should have access to quality education, which is why we have a range of payment options to choose from.
A payment of $1,400 is required prior to commencement of your course. This includes the non-refundable enrolment fee of $400 paid on enrolment. The remainder of the course fees can be paid on commencement or a payment arrangement can be negotiated by completing a Payment Plan Agreement.
We accept payments via VISA, MasterCard or bank deposit. The Qualification will not be awarded until all payments are received.
Students must participate in work placement to be able to complete the assessment tasks in a regulated education and care service. Students are required to have access to a computer (or use Alana Kaye’s computer lab) to complete assessment tasks. Alana Kaye are conscious of the environment and where possible, provide resources and assessments in an electronic format. Please bring a laptop to workshops to complete assessment tasks.
Distance learning students must have access to a computer, internet and Skype.