Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program Description

Reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood settings who work within the requirements of the Education and care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.


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Program Structure

Subject Code Subject Name
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
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 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide and emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world
CHCECE014 Comply with Family Day Care administration requirements

Possible Job Outcomes

• Assistant in long day care or occasional care center
• Carer in a school-age care service
• Carer in a family day care scheme