Why This Is The Perfect Time to Complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course.

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In Australia, there has never been a better time to take a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course.

The childcare industry is facing the most significant staff shortages in history. According to government data, it is the 3rd most in-demand industry in Australia, and this trend will continue to increase well into the future.

So if you’re looking for a career with long-term growth and an opportunity to start your own business, a nationally recognised Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care course is the answer. 

This course will give you all the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to support children’s growth and development.

Fortunately, with advances made in online learning platforms in recent years, becoming a qualified early childhood educator is quick and easy.  

In this article, we’ll discuss what you’ll learn in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with SAGE, why this is the perfect time to enrol, and what you can expect from us when you’ve completed your certification.

Why is now the best time to complete a childcare course?

In the last few years, several factors have led to the well-documented childcare worker crisis in Australia. First, the long-lasting impacts of COVID made the already struggling industry even worse.

In addition, the demand for support workers (aged and disability care) has skyrocketed in recent years. As a result, many childcare professionals have transitioned into new roles caring for the elderly and looking after people with disability.

Owing to these circumstances, childcare professionals are some of the most in-demand workers in Australia. The crisis has been well documented by SMH and ABC news.

With staff supply low and demand increasingly high, certified early childcare educators can expect to secure a job immediately after completing their qualifications. The market is so hot some students are securing employment even before graduating.

All you need is a Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care certification by a Registered Training Provider (RTO) such as Sage Education Australia.

The average starting salary of early childhood educators is $50-60k per annum, as per seek.

There are thousands of vacancies in the childcare sector across Australia, and we need more qualified workers to fill the gaps.

If you’re a dedicated individual who wants to support children as they grow and develop, this is the perfect time to complete an accredited course that gives you the skills you need to kickstart your new career.

Where can I find a child care certificate III course?

SAGE Education Australia is one of Australia’s leading providers of accredited CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care courses.

Since our launch in 1998, we’ve guided 4000+ successful applicants through our comprehensive, nationally recognised courses. In the process, we’ve helped thousands of people start new roles and build life-long skills.

What makes us unique? We make it our number one priority to secure our clients relevant, well-paid jobs once they successfully complete their courses.

After receiving their certificate, most of our candidates go on to secure relevant roles with an average salary of $50-60k within the first 10 weeks. That’s under three months between completing your course and starting your new career.

When you opt for SAGE, you’re not just opting for a world-class, nationally accredited training organisation. Instead, you’re opting for a supportive, student-first team that cares about finding you a job you’ll love.

Our holistic, self-paced certificate III in ECEC is delivered online over 30 weeks. It means you can complete the content whenever you like, at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home.

Studying online doesn’t mean losing access to support. Our outstanding team are on-hand to guide you through content, provide valuable feedback and answer any questions you have.

We will also assist you in securing 160 hours of vocational placement for your course.

As you work through your course, we’ll also discuss career options so that we can find you a role that meets your needs.

Most of our graduates secure a relevant role with a starting salary of at least $50-60k per annum within three months of your course completion.

If you compare it with the average course cost ($2500 to $3000), you receive a massive 2000% return on your course investment after one year of working in your new role.

What can I expect to learn in Certificate III in ECEC?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is the minimum requirement to become a qualified childcare worker. The accredited course will provide the core skills to support children’s education, play and well-being.

As part of the certification, you can expect to learn the following:

  • How children grow and develop.
  • Methods to support inclusion and diversity.
  • The skills required to care for children and babies.
  • Techniques to effectively communicate with children and their parents and guardians.
  • How to provide first aid in emergencies.
  • Ways to identify children that may be at risk.
  • Ways to support the holistic learning and development of children.
  • How to teach an understanding of other cultures.
  • An understanding of workplace health and safety.

As the course is accredited, it will be recognised across Australia by all major education providers, including schools, colleges, RTOs and Universities. 

What job opportunities will there be after completing Certificate III in ECEC?

Once you’ve completed your course, you can expect to secure a job in a role relevant to the industry. We often help our candidates find careers in roles such as:

  • Childcare assistants
  • Childcare workers
  • Family day-care workers
  • Nannies
  • Recreation assistants

At SAGE, we’re committed to helping you build rewarding careers in roles you love. We work with you to find a job that is in demand, meets your needs, and aligns with your skill set.

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If you’re a motivated individual looking for a new career opportunity, our approved learning framework will give you the skills and knowledge to support children in an education and care setting.

Employers are desperately searching for qualified childcare specialists to play a critical role in children’s education.

Want to learn more about what we offer? Click here for more information about our renowned CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Contact us today to get more information about the course and secure upto 50% discount on course fees for a limited time.


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