Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Byron Community College

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113.
  • Support children to connect with their world (CHCECE012)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301A)
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Use simple strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG08)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG06)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)

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

Intro to Early Childhood Education and Care is a short course that leads you into the full national qualification Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care for child care educators and will prepare you to work in early childhood with the knowledge and skills to support child development.

This short course covers half the units of the full qualification required to quick start your career in child care and covers interesting aspects of child development, play support, behaviour management and health and safety. Students will complete work experience in an education care facility as part of completing this course. Once you have completed this short course you will be able to go on to complete the remaining units in another short course to be fully qualified for work in the child care sector. Successful students can work as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant, Family Day Care Educator or Nanny.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required
  • Students must be at least 17 years of age to enrol

Course Fees

  • Course fee: $209 (plus Resource Fee $80)
  • Concession fee: $95 (plus Resource Fee $80)

Course Length, Dates & Hours

  • One days a week (Tuesdays) in class sessions: 9.00 am – 3.30pm
  • Additional: One day of home study
  • Held at the Mullumbimby Campus

You Will Learn

  • Young children’s health, safety and care needs including nappy changing, toileting, manual handling
  • Supporting play and learning
  • Developmental needs
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment
  • Interactions with parents and professionals

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.