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Course Number: CHC30113-01V02
Are you a positive, friendly, independent and responsible person who has a genuine affinity with children? A childhood educator role may be perfect for you. Our Certificate III Early Education and Care qualification will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. It will also provide you with the minimum entry requirements to work in the childcare industry. If you choose North Coast TAFE as your stepping stone toward a rewarding career in childcare, you will receive support, flexible delivery arrangements AND your mandatory work placement will be organised for you. Learn from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry and gain the skills to work in a growing industry with great career opportunities.
Offered on 10 campuses
On the job/in the Community
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.Attending Work Placement Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check Being work placement ready and knowing your rights and responsibilities Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information. To find out more information about your rights and responsibilities Visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm#.U8X86PmSzAk
If you’re looking to work as a childcare assistant, childhood educator, or a nanny this qualification is ideal. You'll be able to work in the early childhood field while you’re still studying. Other career opportunities may include: Outside school hours care assistant, Playgroup supervisor, Recreation assistant, Family day care worker
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
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