The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is the minimum qualification required to gain employment in child care centres in most Australian states.
Good Early Childhood Educators are always in demand, and a career in child care is one of the most rewarding and flexible available.
AITT’s Cert III in ECEC is unique in its blended delivery method, industry links, job support and experienced trainers. The program boasts one of the highest job conversion ratios for graduates in the country. AITT subscribes to the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Regulations and Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010. All information can be found and sourced from ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) www.acecqa.gov.au
You should consider undertaking this qualification if:
- You enjoy working with children
- You are looking for a career change or starting your first career
- You are looking to get back into work after having children
- You already work in a related field (such as education) and could benefit from the qualification
- You work in the childcare industry but not in a child caring role and could benefit from the qualification
You may be eligible for WorkReady funding if you live in South Australia. Entry is subject to availability and eligibility criteria. For more information, see: www.skills.sa.gov.au
To see our currently available courses, please check here: https://aitt.com.au/2019-workready-funded-courses-available/
You may be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to acceptance for enrolment.
Practical Work Experience Component
You will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of workplace-based experience / work to attain your qualification. AITT can assist you with finding workplace-based experience.
The Cert III in ECEC is a very comprehensive program that covers all aspects of the day to day work involved as a child carer. For an extensive list of all topics covered in the Cert III ECEC, please see the ECEC pillar page.
- Provide physical care for children
- Supervise and engage children in their normal activities such as playing, eating and going to the bathroom
- Promoting physical activity in children
- Ensuring facilities are suitable for children
- Helping to manage change with children
- Settling in new children
- Identify and respond to children who may be at risk
- Create a safe environment for play and support children’s learning
- Gathering and reporting information about children through various sources
- Contribute to children program planning
- Promoting safe sleep
- Legal and ethical responsibilities associated with early childhood education and care
- Contributing to workplace improvements
- Provide emergency first aid and response