Course Description

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally accredited course for those looking for the skills and expertise required for a successful and rewarding career working with young children aged up to six years. It covers all the relevant health and safety, nutrition, communication and care-related skills you will need to be awarded as a Level 3 Early Childhood Educator (minimum entry qualification for domestic students to work in the industry).

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Swinburne offers practical instruction and workplace experiences that will give you a true understanding of how to contribute in a work environment. It aims to ensure you learn the critical skills and develop the confidence employers will recognise and value. You will learn to professionally care for and communicate with children, support play and learning and basic developmental needs, and about providing food and basic health services.
Current work placement is 120 hours over the course duration.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. These support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's well-being. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Students who successfully complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can apply for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and may be eligible for up to 16 credits towards the 28 units of the Diploma qualification.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $10,570 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $4,080 total course cost.
International Students: $8,000 per year full-time

Duration

0.35 years full time, 0.69 years part time

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.0% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 74.0% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 8.1% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,400 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 085267C
Swinburne University of Technology Code: CHC30113

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