Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Commence your career in Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia with this entry level qualification at QAT.
This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. You will be able to facilitate play and ensure children’s health and safety while supporting their learning and wellbeing. Queensland Academy of Technology partners with some of the best early childhood education and care services in the industry to give you practical, on-the-job training and industry-relevant experience before you graduate.
QAT as a leading training college in Brisbane has a proven history delivering various work place traineeship programs. We are committed to fully engaging with our reputable Host organisations to understand the specific needs, and provide solutions through implementing our trainee programs engaging with high performing school students.
An Australian school based trainee or apprentice must:
• Be a full time school student aged 15 years or older
• Have the school’s agreement to undertake school-based training
• Have parent/guardian’s permission (if under the age of 18)
Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback. Credit transfer is available for students who have successfully completed units of competency through a nationally recognised provided. Evidence of transcript will be requested prior to commencing the course.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 18 units of competency. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 750 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence C
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
Students can pursue further studies by enrolling into Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care through our pathway programs.
Alternatively, for a shorter study duration and reduced tuition fees, apply to study a packaged course. In this packaged course you will study both a Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Training is free to school based trainees.