This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Family Day Care Educator
- Child Care Worker
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
Duration and Study Load
- 12 Months
The delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- Lectures / Instructions
- Demonstrations and modelling
- Practice opportunities
- Brainstorming activities
- Group discussions
- Guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate III level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
- Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Students must satisfy the following age, English and other requirements:
- Must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre Training Review
- Undertake an LLN test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to an Internet-enabled device
- Students complete separate digital literacy test to identify the level of digital literacy
- To achieve this qualification the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.
- If a student is unable to find an appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
- Before you commence placement, you must hold a current Working with Children Check.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
Total number of units = 17
- 15 core units
- 2 elective units
About Hammond Institute
Hammond Institute is a Registered Training Organisation which has been delivering quality training since 2001. Hammond Institute works with the community, industry and employers to develop and deliver innovative training that equips people for jobs.
Hammond Institute Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO NO: 90720)