Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Program

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those with a passion to provide care, nurturing and education to children from infant age right up to pre-school. The single most important benefit of being a child care worker is the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing quality care for children. By undertaking this nationally accredited qualification, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to care for children in the following ways;

  • Supervise and engage in the activities of a group of children during the day that you are responsible for
  • Positively interact with all children, nurturing their confidence and selfesteem;
  • Ensure a clean and healthy environment for all children
  • Participate in supervising indoor/outdoor environments to provide safety for the children at all times
  • Assist staff in the daily routine of appropriate early childhood education and experiences.

Career Outcomes

After the successful completion of the program, candidates may gain employment as a;

  • Childcare worker
  • Au Pair/Nanny/Babysitter
  • Family day care worker
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Play group supervisor

Employment opportunities:

  • Child Care Centers & Kindergartens;
  • Before and after school care programs;
  • Play Groups
  • Client’s or carer’s homes.

Tuition Fees

  • Tuition Fee is $12,000
  • Materials fee - $ 300.00
  • Application fee - $200.00 (nonrefundable)
  • Total Fee: $12,500.00

Program Delivery Structure

Delivery Mode:

On Campus: This course will be delivered face to face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through roleplays, assignments and placements.

Work Placement:

You will be required to complete 120 hours of work placement during the course. Yorke Institute will organize the work placement.

Intakes February, April, June, August, October, December

Entry Criteria

  • 18 years old and above
  •  IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550  (International Students).

Course Duration

  • 50 weeks including work placement

Program Completion Requirements
You are required to attend all scheduled classes, work placements and submit assessments in a timely manner to achieve competent results for all units; in order to receive your qualification.

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Ensure the health and safety of children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and
care setting
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
Use information about children to inform practice
Develop cultural competence
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Participate in workplace health and safety
Provide care for children
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support behaviour of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
Organise personal Work Priorities and development