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Pathway to Early Childhood Education and Care - Skilling for Recovery - Fee Free

This fee free nationally accredited short course will provide an introduction to working as an educator in the early childhood education and care sector. Find out if this is the career that you want with this taster course! Upon successful completion of this short course you may choose to immediately continue your studies to complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care CHC30113. You will receive credit for the two units you have already completed during this course. Alternatively, the College may be able to assist you to find a traineeship at a local childcare centre (subject to availability) where you can “earn and learn” - this will allow you to work at a centre (and be paid) whilst completing your Certificate III studies.

Course entry requirements

  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Unique Student Identifer (see information below).
  • Completion of an online NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.

What you need to know about this course

  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom attendance over 5 days in a two week period and weekly flexible directed self study hours.
  • Students will need to allow time during the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • 2 units of competency will be studied during this short course. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of the two units of competency in this course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks and practical demonstration.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

This short course provides a pathway to completeing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care which in turn can provide a pathway to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care CHC50113 and a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility for Subsided Training

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled and Skilling for Recovery Training Programs. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Free Training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

• Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
• At risk of unemployment; or
• 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery Funding page for further information about eligibility.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

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 (eg passport or driver’s licence) used 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. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Natalie Thornberry on 9970 1000 or email natalie@nbmc.nsw.edu.au to:natalie@nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further information.

More information about the full Certificate III course if you choose to continue with your studies

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care gives the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children. It allows you to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, allowing them to achieve their learning outcomes.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 is the entry level qualification into the Children’s Services industry and allows graduates to gain employment as Child Care Educators, Family Day Carers, Nannies and Child Care Workers.

This qualification gives the knowledge and confidence to work in a number of early childhood settings. You will learn 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. Further study options include the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Learn new skills including

  • How to provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Use an approved learning framework
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families

Employment opportunities with this qualification include:

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

Available as a Traineeship

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care CHC30113 can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Natalie Thornberry at natalie@nbmc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1000 for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III SG00007557 - Skillset in Early Childcare Education & Care SG00007557.
  • Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
Pathway to Early Childhood Education and Care - Skilling for Recovery - Fee Free

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Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113