Trade Skills Centre

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

From 2015, our Trade Skills Centre has been operational. This building is situated at the eastern end of our campus and provides a purpose built facility for teaching and training in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Communities@Work currently delivers the teaching and assessment of the course and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with expertise in the field of Early Childhood.

The course consists of 18 competencies which should be completed over a period of two years. College students will study this course on one of the academic lines in their timetable. Competencies include Participate Effectively in the Work Environment, Participate in Work Health and Safety, Ensure the Health and Safety of Children, Develop Cultural Competence, Provide Care for Babies and Toddlers, Work within a Legal and Ethical Framework, Support the Holistic Development of Children in Early Childhood. Structured workplace learning is an integral part of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Students who complete this qualification will have completed many contact hours in the early childhood environment.

Students who graduate with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be ready to enter the workforce. A Certificate III is a minimum requirement for all people entering the early childhood industry. Graduates who wish to further their studies in early childhood, will have opportunity to use these qualifications as recognised prior learning in diploma or degree courses. Students who partially complete the Certificate III competencies will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the competencies that have been successfully completed. These competencies may then be used to gain credits in further study in Early Childhood or other courses of study at CIT or other educational institutions. Completed competencies may also count towards the Year 12 Certificate.

The Certificate III does not contribute towards a student’s ATAR.


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