This qualification is relevant to educators in a range of early childhood education and care settings, who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
The qualification includes 18 units of competency and is delivered through classroom delivery. Class attendance is compulsory. Learning and assessment reflects requirements in real life educator roles. This includes assessment of your practical skills with children. Students need to be engaged in work, either paid or unpaid, with children and are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a licensed and registered early childhood service with infants under 2 years of age.
Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) if they meet the eligibility requirements.
It is a requirement of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care that you hold English language and literacy skills to a determined level. This will be assessed using the CPLE Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
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