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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care TAFE NSW

5.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Certificate III
23 Weeks Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This qualification, which has been designed by industry professionals, is the legal minimum requirement for every childcare worker in Australia. This is an industry sector currently experiencing a skills shortage, especially in NSW and Queensland, with nearly 70% of child care centres finding it hard to find qualified staff.

The course covers a range of core unit competencies such as developing cultural competence, ensuring the health and safety of children, promoting and providing healthy food and drinks, developing positive and respectful relationships with children, using an approved learning framework to guide practice and using information about children to inform practice.

Successful completion of the Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide and Preschool Assistant.


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April 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Teacher assistant, face to face, loads of support

Negatives: Nothing

My advice to future students is: If you want to achieve it start now

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April 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Fantastic help from teachers, a great environment to meet people, lots of opportunities for practical work, really interesting content set out in a way that’s super easy to learn

Negatives: Probably just there are some areas that are content heavy in regards to healthy/safety - but it’s not that bad once you get...

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