Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Start your career as a childhood educator with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Would you like to build a meaningful career working with children? If you’d like to equip yourself with the qualifications required to work in a range of childhood education settings, this new course will provide the framework you need.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a foundation course and is an ideal entry point to begin a career as a childhood educator. Your studies will cover care and nurturing for babies, toddlers and children; planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs; fostering individual development; supporting childhood health, safety and wellbeing; developing positive and respectful relationships with children, and much more.
In just 18 months, you have the opportunity to become qualified for a variety of roles. These include Long Day Care Educator, Kindergarten Assistant, Childcare Assistant and Early Childhood Educator. With Childcare and Early Childhood Education facilities experiencing a skills shortage, there is currently a high demand for qualified workers across kindergartens, pre-schools, long day care centres and family day care.
If you’d like to continue your education and complete the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education is a mandatory minimum requirement.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered online, and includes 160 hours of practical assessment work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.
If you’d like to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, and begin a pathway that will give you the opportunity to work with children every day, our new Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the foundation you need.
Interested in Family Day Care? Check out our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) course!
The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a Nationally Recognised course.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
- Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
- Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
- Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
- Internet Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
- MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
- Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Assessments may include a range of assessments including quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, workplace projects, and videos.
Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement. For mandatory work placement (160 hours), students must have access to a regulated education and care service provider in Australia, with an appropriate range of work tasks and ratios of children, AND access to a qualified supervisor (i.e. a person who holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent).
Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Online theory, combined with 160 hours of practical assessment work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia available
The length of the course is up to 18 months
Complete 1 unit of competency every 4.5 weeks to graduate in 18 months
Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
Upfront payment and instalment plans are available.
Your course fee includes:
- Delivery and assessment of your qualification
- Study materials (including all resources)
- On-going support from our Education Team.
You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.
For more information about CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Check the currency of CHC30121.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.