CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Why should I study Early Childhood Education and Care?

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the entry level qualification to work in the child care sector. 

You will learn how to ensure the health and safety of children, provide care for babies, toddlers and children, support the holistic development of children in early childhood, identify and respond to children and young people at risk, provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting and identify and apply the early learning framework.

This course is delivered by Queensford College (RTO 31736) through the VET for School Students (VFSS) funding scheme. Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Supported by Government of South Australia.

Where does Early Childhood Education and Care lead?

This course leads to employment as:

  • Childhood Educator or Assistant Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Preschool Aide
  • OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Recreation Assistant

Students may choose to go on to study a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

What work will I do in Early Childhood Education and Care?

What do other students think about Early Childhood Education and Care?

It was exciting to be offered employment so soon. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care really supported my industry knowledge and understanding. Having a trainer who works in the industry to guide us through real-life scenarios in a practical and fun way enabled me to feel less anxious when completing my work experience. I also completed my First Aid Certificate, Child Safe Certificate and Working With Children Check (WWCC) which are now a requirement for working in the industry.

This VET pathway has enabled me to successfully get a job before completing the course.

Elizabeth, student 2020

Where can I find more information about Early Childhood Education and Care?

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