Who is this Early Childhood Education and Care Course for?

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service or family day care. This is a nationally regulated entry level quali?cation for working in the early childhood education and care industry.


This qualification relects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Employment opportunities

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service or family day care. Employment opportunities may include:

  • Early childhood educator.
  • Family day care educator.
  • Child care assistant.
  • Nanny.

Aim of course

This nationally accredited Certificate is a comprehensive course designed to give the learner the skills and knowledge in a range of fundamental areas including:

  • The support and implementation of approved learning frameworks.
  • Supporting children’s well being, learning and development.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety, in a nurturing supportive environment.
  • Developing positive and respectful relationships with children.

Learning period and Fees

30 teaching weeks + 6 weeks holiday
Total 36 weeks

AUD $12000


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Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, written assignments, work-based projects and third party reports. There is also a required practical placement within the Early Childhood sector. The assessments you will complete during your placement, including the observation when your trainer visits you in the workplace, are probably the most important part of your course. This is where you are required to demonstrate that you can apply the theory in the real world.

All students studying this course will be required to undergo a working with children check.  Our staff will advise you regarding how to apply.


After achieving the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care participants could take on Diploma qualifications e.g. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed units of study from nationally recognised courses can apply for Credit Transfer. Those who have existing knowledge from practical experience can apply for RPL. To check eligibility, please discuss with Australian Careers College prior to enrolment.

Mandatory Work Placement

Australian Careers College can assist in work placement where students will be provided with orientation, supervision and will have the opportunity to fully develop their skills in the actual workplace. However, students are encouraged to seek work placement opportunities independently.


CHC30121 Cert III ECEC (duration = 52 weeks)
Unit Code Unit Title Core or Elective Weeks/Duration
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity Core 2
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing Core 2
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers Core 1
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core 2
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core 2
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children Core 3
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core 2
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment Core 1
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice Core 1
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures Core 2
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care Core 3
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care Core 2
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at Core 1
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Core 1
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Core 1
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective 3
CHCDIV003 Manage and Promote Diversity Elective 3
  +VP Placement = 8 week