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).

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

Swinburne University of Technology Code: National code: CHC30113

Entry Requirements



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