The early years count! Education in a child’s early years provides a
critical foundation for cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and
motor development. For this reason, becoming a professional childcare
educator can be so rewarding.
By pursuing this career, you open up a plethora of opportunities in
the childcare industry. childcare in the top 5 occupations in
Australia with the largest number of new jobs expected by 2020,
you can enter this career path knowing you are in high demand in the
Commence your career in Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia with this
entry level qualification (Certificate III in Childcare) 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.
Certificate III in Childcare Guarantee Program provides a Queensland Government subsidy towards
the training cost for eligible Participants undertaking an Australian Qualifications
Framework certificate III in Childcare qualification, which can help you to get a job
outcome or career progression.
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.
At QAT our aim is to assist you in reaching the required competence and confidence
to succeed within the Early Childhood Services industry.
Join QAT industry award winning trainers who will provide you with the individual
training support to successfully achieve your Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care to reach career goals and gain employment in the Early Childhood
You will receive:
- Highly informative orientation and induction
- Meet with the lead trainer to discuss all aspects of the course including work
- An individual training schedule which includes assessment due dates
- Meet the student support officer dedicated to assist you
- Access to the QAT student portal, E-learning portal and virtual classroom
- Access to QAT student Facebook, student activity calendar and QAT job club
- Work placement at an Early Childhood Centre to receive hands on experience
- Access to Early Childhood job vacancies
- Receive specific training in special needs and have the opportunity to work
alongside children with additional needs through our industry partnership
- Pathway towards career development into university to complete BA in Education
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 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component
of your qualification.
**Prior to work placement you are required to apply for a blue card (working with children check).
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Develop cultural competence C
Ensure the health and safety of children
Provide care for children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
Use information about children to inform practice
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Participate in workplace health and safety
Promote innovation in a team environment
Support behavior of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Early Childhood Education and Care Assistant
- In Home Care Provider
- Family Day Care Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
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 in
Childcare and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any
questions you may have.
Contact us now and we'll get you started.