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Pathway to Childcare

Completing this course will give participants the opportunity to find out if a career in childcare is the path for you! The course will teach some of the core skills required to work in a number of early childhood settings. The focus is to provide high quality care for children as well as creating safe and effective learning environments and implement an approved learning framework to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Successful completion of this course will provide credits towards CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Potential Career Outcomes on completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care CHC30113

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Family Day Care worker
  • Play Group Supervisor

How will I Learn?

The day time course comprises two days per week classroom training, one day per week flexible learning and work placement. Students will need to obtain a Working with Children check prior to commencement of work placement. Work placement is organised by the College. The practical component of the first aid unit will be delivered on a Friday or Saturday – date to be advised.

Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. Some of the practical assessment will take place during work placement. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.

Are there Assessments?

You will be required to complete self study hours and assessment work in your own time. Assessments usually comprise of short answer questions, projects, practical tasks and observation. Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills in the workplace.

On conclusion of this short course there will be an opportunity to enrol and complete Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care CHC30113.

Course Cost

This course may be fully subsidised under NSW Community Service Obligation funding for eligible applicants. See Funding Section of the website for details of eligibility. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for Community Service Obligation funding, you can still enrol in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI – go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.

For further information

For further information or to enrol, please contact Natalie Thornberry on 9970 1000 or email natalie@nbcc.nsw.edu.au. Limited places available.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Additional information

Contact us

Community College Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113