Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration
12 months
Delivery Mode
Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study
Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

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 wellbeing, 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.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: 10,000
Enrolment Fee: 250
  Materials Fee: 400
Special 20% off for Onshore Students: 8,000


Redfern, Parramatta


160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia


Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Early childhood educators in day care centres
family day care
pre-schools or kindergartens.

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto: CHC50121- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Learning Outcomes

Care and Supervision
Health and Safety Practices
Professionalism and Ethical Practice

Delivery Mode

Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study


There are no pre-requisite for this qualification.

Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Australian Year 12/ Certificate IV or above qualification/ equivalent work experience.

Additionally, all applicants are required to:

Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course

Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

(Note: Any AQF qualification at the Certificate IV level or above in a relevant discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirement)

Key Skills Developed

Observation skills
Develop cultural competence
Reflective practice
Develop professionalism

Assessment Methods

Knowledge test
Practical assessment
Supervisors Reports

Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversityCore
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeingCore
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlersCore
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of childrenCore
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningCore
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environmentCore
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practiceCore
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culturesCore
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and careCore
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and careCore
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care settingCore
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safetyCore
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleElective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practiceElective