Cert III – Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

Early Childhood Practices is a practical-based course where students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to work in the childcare industry. Elanora SHS staff will deliver the qualification on behalf of Charlton Brown. It is a requirement of the course that students are involved in Structured Work Placements where they spend time at various local childcare facilities. Students may be required to complete a blockstructured Work Placement during their school holidays. Students are required to make their own transport arrangements to and from their field placements. This course commences in Year 11.


The Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed around core competencies. Students may specialise in

      • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
      • Certificate III in Disability
      • Certificate III in Education Support

Please discuss this with the HOD of The Arts.

Core Competencies

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


Assessment in this course is competency-based

Subject Fee

This subject has a fee component payable to the RTO. VETiS funding is applicable to some courses.