Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 082756K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Through the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and earn what it means to work with colleagues to provide care and education for babies, toddlers and young children. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

There are 18 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Supporting child interaction, behaviour and care
  • Assisting with child health and safety
  • Supporting child development and learning
  • Following legal and ethical frameworks

Other Requirements

Students must undergo a criminal history and working with children check prior to undertaking Vocational Placement in an early education service, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18). It is a requirement of the qualifications that students obtain a Blue Card upon commencement of study and hold a current Blue Card for the duration of enrolment in the qualification.

Employment Opportunities

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care
  • Assistant Educator in child care centres
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny or babysitter
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as tutor, education support staff or as teacher aides.

English College Pathways

ACCCO prides itself on maintaining solid quality relationships with reputable educational partners. Students who do not meet our English Language entry requirements may choose to study an English course at one of our English College Partners.

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career. This means you only need an additional 15 units for the Diploma qualification.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): Tuition Fee 6,380; Enrolment Fee 200; Material Fee 420
Start date: 24 August 2020
21 September 2020
Duration: 45 Weeks (2 study periods, one of 23 weeks, one of 22 weeks including 4... Read more45 Weeks (2 study periods, one of 23 weeks, one of 22 weeks including 4 holiday weeks)
Study mode: Full time
Address

Australian Child Care Career Options

161 Brunswick Street
Brisbane Queensland 4006
Australia

Entry criteria

Australian Child Care Career Options uses a range of selection criteria in our selection of students for entry into courses, but in general the potential student must:

  • Have a strong commitment to studying in Australia.
  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent
  • Student Visa Holder (subclass 500)
  • Be able to meet the financial cost of the qualifications and living expenses

We accept the following English tests for standard entry into our qualifications;

  • IELTS: minimum score of 5.5, with no subscore less than 5.0 or
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 527 or
  • Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 46 (no sub-score less than 35) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 42 or
  • Cambridge English Advanced level: a minimum score of 162