Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care FIRST YEAR (Partial Completion)

This course enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.  The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and simulated environments and in early Childhood centres.


33 weeks plus holiday block


One morning or afternoon block of delivery each week


Must provide a USI number at point of enrolment

What you learn

An understanding of legal and ethical requirements, engaging with young children and their families and facilitating children's leisure and play.

What you get

You will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional team member in an early childhood service

Partial completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Materials to bring

Materials that are to be brought to class are to be purchased from the SWTAFE bookshop.

Dress code

Flat, closed toe shoes
Clothing which is suitable for program activities and in line with South West TAFE's dress code

Contribution to the VCE

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a non-scored program.  It provides a unit 1-4 sequence for VCE students

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