Everything You Need to Know About the Cert 3 in Childcare

Childcare is a highly rewarding industry for the thousands of people in Australia who choose it as their career path. If the idea of working with children from 0 to 5 years of age interests you, then you might want to look at gaining a childcare qualification with Suzan Johnston Australia. Here is everything you need to know about attaining your Cert 3 in Childcare, also formally known as the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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The Basics

What Does the Course Cover?

hero for chld care cert IIIThe Cert 3 in Childcare course covers 18 units of competency that teach you how to care for children, encourage their growth and development, and ensure they enjoy a safe and nurturing environment. The children within your care should feel as though they can reach their full potential now and into the future. In addition to the 18 units of competency, students can also participate in workshops that range from nanny training through to resume and job interview preparation.

What Happens with the Professional Placement?

If you’re completing the CHC30113 Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours in a professional placement. For those completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the requirement is 240 hours. Your Suzan Johnston trainer will assist you in securing a placement and will provide you with support and guidance throughout the experience. While the professional placement is unpaid, you will gain valuable hands-on experience as well as the opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day workings of a registered childcare centre that will further enrich your study.

If you’d like to find out more about the Cert 3 in Childcare, get in touch with the team at Suzan Johnston Australia today.