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Federation University Australia

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Certificate

This certificate is an essential qualification* that ensures you develop the skills and knowledge you need to commence working in the Australian childcare industry, providing care for children from birth up to 12 years old.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Fees
$22,800 per year / $45,600 total

About this course

This certificate is an essential qualification* that ensures you develop the skills and knowledge you need to commence working in the Australian childcare industry, providing care for children from birth up to 12 years old. Early childhood services play an important role in nurturing the development of all infants and children attending childcare.  Educators support the implementation of approved learning frameworks, and assist in supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously.  Much of your time during this program will be spent within children's services, watching and learning from other professionals.   Once you graduate, you can work in pre-school centres, long day care, family day care centres and more - or you may choose to further your knowledge and study our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree. You can study this program as a traineeship or as an on-campus program. Note that traineeship eligibility requires that you are employed as a trainee within the Early Childhood Care sector, and that you and your employer are able to enter into a training agreement.  * To work within the early childhood sector, a Certificate III is the minimum qualification required by Australian law .

Study locations

Ballarat - Mt Helen

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Federation University Australia.
74.7%
Overall satisfaction
77.4%
Skill scale
59.1%
Teaching scale
88.2%
Employed full-time
$63k
Average salary