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.
Delivery mode and duration
Classroom | 12 months
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 | 12 – 18 months
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 | 12 months
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 (not required for students under the age of 18).
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