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CHC30121  Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification will provide you with the basic skills needed to assist in caring for the social, emotional, physical, and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. 


This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s well-being and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.


Early childhood educators work in long daycare centers, family daycare, pre-schools, or kindergartens.

Our Trainers with their specialized expertise will prepare you for work placement in the childcare industry for practical experience.

CRICOS code: 109262F


Course Duration

The total Course Duration of 52 weeks includes the:

  • Face-to-face sessions in the classroom

  • Work Placement

  • Study Break


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent

  • Overseas students must have a minimum overall band of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.


You will need

Positive attitude, caring nature, good work ethic, and an interest to work with a team within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.


Before undertaking a work placement, students will be assisted to obtain a Working With Children Check.          


Career Opportunities

  • Before and after school care assistant

  • Preschool teacher’s assistant

  • Family daycare worker

  • Childhood Educator Assistant

  • Long day care/Occasional care



The units of competency are assessed using any of the following methods:

  • Theory Tasks

  • Workplace Tasks / Projects

  • Observation


After the Successful Completion of

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students can pursue the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


Units of Competencies

There are 17 units in total (15 core units plus 2 elective units must be completed for this qualification).


Core units

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity

  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing

  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers

  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

  • CHCECE035 Supports the holistic learning and development of children

  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment

  • CHCECE038 Observe children inform practice

  • CHCECE054 Encourage an understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety


Elective units​

  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • BSBHRM413 Supports the learning and development of teams and individual

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