This course is suitable for people who are interested in starting in the childcare industry or for those who need to expand on their skills and knowledge. Students are taught about working in the early childhood education and care environment of a long day care centre. It is designed for those who would eventually like to work in a long day care, family day care centre or to become a nanny. Students will learn how to work with young children, how to encourage developmental growth in the child, to implement activities and to respond to a child’s care requirements.
Students must have some idea about working with young children and the components of the job, however they do not require previous experience in a long day care centre.
This Certificate III is 12 months in duration however it is possible to complete the course earlier if you so wish. The course is available both online and in the classroom at our Brunswick campus. There will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and students are expected to work on their assignments at least two to three days per week. A minimum of one assignment per month is necessary. As part of the course all students must carry out work placement at a long day care centre for a total of 160 hours equating to a minimum of one day per week.
Students are required to use Moodle, our online learning system to access learning resources, lessons, assignment lists and to submit their work. It is also recommended that students purchase The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III- (Lorraine Walker, Shelagh Miller) textbook to assist with resourcing information for their assignments. Assessments will be related to the work place and include practical work based exercises, short and long answer questions and written assignments. Students will also be observed at their work placement by KAL Training.
All students must have a laptop or desktop computer and access to the internet for the full duration of the course.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Occupational titles of roles available upon completion may include:
Brunswick Training Centre:
2B Staley Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
2/339-345 Mitcham Road, Mitcham VIC 3132
Ph: 1800 244 438
Fax: (03) 9388-2111
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 4.30pm