Interested in working with young children and inspiring the next generation of young learners?
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education and care sector. This qualification provides entry level job pathways in early childhood centres, home-based care, and before and after school hours care. Many of our students go on to study higher-level courses while employed within the field.
Who should enrol?
People who would like to pursue a career in the children‘s services industry.
Classroom – Two days a week in the classroom, online self-study activities and 180 hours of work placement is required to be completed in three placement blocks throughout the course.
Online – Self-paced learning delivered using interactive eLearning content. Learning is complemented with regular webinars with your trainer and additional study support where available. 180 hours of work placement is required to be completed in three placement blocks throughout the course.
Work-based and Traineeship – Self-paced online learning using interactive eLearning content. Regular sessions with your trainer in the workplace to support your studies.
Students will require a clear Police Check and a Working with Children Check for work placement.
12 to 18 months – This certificate has a full-time study component which includes classroom sessions, online activities, and self-study.
Entry requirements: Cire Training will assess prospective students’ existing skills, knowledge, and abilities (including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) ability) and identify any specific needs to ensure that their chosen course is suitable.
Training Organisation Identification (TOID) 4150
2023 commencement dates
Classroom intake – February and July at Lilydale
Online intake – February, April, July and October
Work-based and Traineeship – Enrol anytime
Employment options for graduates of this course include:
Family day care educator
Early Childhood educator
CHCECE030 – Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 – Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 – Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 – Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037 – Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038 – Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 – Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 – Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Total Skills First Funded Course Fees – Non concession $390
Total Skills First Funded Course Fees – Concession $210
Total Course Fees (Non Funded) $4215
The eligibility criteria for accessing Skills First funding has changed in 2023, providing more funding options for students looking to study. We encourage you to speak to an enrolment officer to understand how this may impact you.
Please note the above fees are listed as the total course cost and are inclusive of the tuition, resource, and amenities fees.
The student tuition fees, as published, are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply. Cire Services Inc. recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs.
We encourage individuals with disabilities to access government-subsidised training.