Launch your Childcare Career with the new Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate

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Introducing the New Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course

Course quick link: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Inspire Education is excited to announce the launch of our new childcare course, the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

With this qualification, you’ll have the education and training required to take on roles like:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Child Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Assistant or Educator
  • Mobile Childcare Assistant or Educator
  • Nanny

This qualification replaces the old CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services (links to training.gov.au).

What do you learn in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?

This qualification will train and assess you in many essential skills and teach important knowledge. This includes how to:

  • • Provide care for children
  • • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • • Develop cultural competence
  • • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Who should study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?

–       If you’re planning to start work in the childcare industry in Australia, this is the course you need.

–       If you’re working in the childcare industry and now need a qualification to keep your job, this is the course you need.

If you’re familiar with the childcare industry, you’ll know that the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum mandatory training standard to work in family day care or long day care centres from 1st January 2014.

If you already have the CHC30708 or CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services you already meet the minimum training standards. At the moment you do not have to upgrade to the new Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

However, this course has been significantly updated from the old Children’s Services Certificates. If you want to get the most up to date training, then it is worth studying the new Certificate.

Why is Inspire Education’s course so special?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a massive course with 18 units! Inspire Education has clustered the Certificate, reducing the course from 18 separate units to just 7 workbooks (learn more about clustering here).

This means a lot of the “doubling-up” that occurs when 2 or more units need to assess the same skills or knowledge has been removed. Lots of similar ideas and concepts have been grouped together to improve the learning flow and your experience when studying the course.

Clustering helps you study and complete your qualification more quickly and smoothly than a normal, unclustered course.

Requirements to Study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

There aren’t any pre-requisite courses to study this qualification. You will need to be 18 years of age and have year 10 English (or equivalent).

You’ll also need to be able to get a Blue Card for working with children (or Police check, depending on State) to complete the vocational placement which is essential for finishing the course.

Further Training after the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This Certificate III course is a prerequisite to study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/Diploma of Children’s Services. The Diploma can then be used to get credit towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or similar university courses at many institutions.

Click here to learn more about the course and grab your free info pack for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care!

 

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