A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a qualification that provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for individuals looking to start a career in early childhood education. This certification is often required for roles such as childcare assistant, preschool assistant, or family day care provider. The course aims to equip participants with the ability to provide quality educational and care services to children, typically from birth to six years old.

Key Components of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:
Ensure the health and safety of children: Learn to provide a safe environment, identify risks, and implement health and safety regulations.
Provide care for children: Understand children’s basic care needs and develop skills in managing daily routines and responding to the needs of individual children.
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks: Knowledge about nutritional requirements and preparing healthy meals for children.
Develop cultural competence: Develop an understanding of and respect for the diverse cultural backgrounds of the families and children in the care environment.
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice: Understanding of legal and ethical frameworks that guide practice in Australia, such as the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS).