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About This Course

Please find all the course details below. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

  • Help children develop and grow with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care. This course teaches students to work within requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

    You will learn to care for the emotional and physical wellbeing of children, provide first aid to children in education and care settings, and develop respectful relationships with children.

    This course requires a minimum of 120 hours to be completed in a registered and licensed children’s service over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study period.

Course Units

  • Core Units

    • 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 Work legally and ethically
    • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

    Elective Units

    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
    • CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
    • CHCECE015 Attend to daily functions in home based child care
    • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    • CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
    • CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school aged care
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    • SRCCRO008B Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be qualified to work as Childhood Educators, Playground Supervisors, Family Day Care Educators, and Nannies.

Student Pathways

  • This course articulates into the following pathway courses:

    • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake: monthly
    • Hobart Intake: monthly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • 16 years old or above
    • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $8,000
    • Offshore International student: $11,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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  • IS THIS THE COURSE FOR YOU?

    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.

    APPLY ONLINE

    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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