Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Entry Requirements:

Year 10 or equivalent

Structure:

18 units: 15 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Develop cultural competence; Ensure the health and safety of children; Provide care for children; Promote and provide healthy food and drinks; Provide care for babies and toddlers; plus more. Electives: Support behaviour of children and young people; Comply with family day care administration requirements; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Promote innovation in a team environment; Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Cert III, Cert IV and Diploma level in this and associated fields.

Further information:

Any person employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It is therefore a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00001K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CIT Solutions No info
CIT Woden No info
CIT Gungahlin No info
CIT Reid No info
CIT Tuggeranong No info
CIT Bruce No info No Part time
CIT Bruce No info No Full time 0.5 year
CIT Fyshwick No info
The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 230 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.

CIT Award programs are endorsed by industry and accredited by the CIT Advisory Council under delegation from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council.

Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.

CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible learning centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.

Programs are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each program has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.

CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. Fee Assistance, concessions and HELP loans are available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.

Provider CRICOS: 00001K

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