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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and experience for employment in the Childcare industry.

Course Information

Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will be provided with opportunities to gain an understanding of child development and confidence in working with young children, from babies to five year olds.
Practical Placement

Includes 160 hours of industry placement to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and further develop your skills in a workplace setting.

Upcoming information session dates:

To Be Confirmed – contact us for more information


Information sessions:

15/05/2024 10:00am to 1:00pm in Melton

22/05/2024 10:00am to 1:00pm in Melton

9:30am – 3:00pm



Career Pathway

With a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will be able to work as a professional in contexts such as:

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Childcare Worker
  • Nanny
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although it is expected that students will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and moderate computer, internet and email skills. They also need to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

This training program includes an additional industry placement component (minimum 160 hours) and you will need to have a Working with Children Check (must be obtained by participant following acceptance into course).

Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to commence any accredited training in Australia. Please see staff if you need any advice on this matter.

Course Details

Resources included
All course materials are provided.

You need to have prior to placement
Working With Children Check

Assessment requirements
Examples of evidence gathering techniques that will be used :

  • Written assessments
  • Performance of role plays in a simulated environment
  • Case studies
  • Portfolio – collection of documentation from each unit of competency and grouped together as a holistic assessment (This method will also validate progressive assessing of elements of competency from a variety of units or specific units of competency)
  • Group discussions
  • Trainer questions/feedback plus student feedback and questions
  • Performance and demonstration of competencies required in the workplace
  • Workplace activities and supervisor feedback

Course Units

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 Support 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 to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage 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 Indentify 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
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Course Fees

Course Fees for 2024


Government Contribution

Tuition fee Tuition
(per hour)
Full fee paying $0.00 $8,310.00 $7.50
Government subsidised $8,310.00 $294.00 $0.26
Government subsidised – Concession $8,545.20 $58.80 $0.05


* Training is delivered with the support of Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, subject to the eligibility of the individual. Click here to check eligibility