Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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The course covers the fundamentals of childhood development, caring for children, and planning leisure and play activities, all focused on the child’s development.

You might work with babies, toddlers, and pre-school aged children. Your role is to guide children, and facilitate learning through play and various activities and experiences.

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

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at a Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 years of age, your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.



A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident of citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration.

A satisfactory Working with Children Check


1.HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (Core)

2.CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing (Core)

3.CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Core)

4.CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (Core)

5.CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care (Core)

6.HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (Core)

7.CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Elective)

8.CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity (Core)

9.CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures (Core)

10.CHCECE032 Provide care for babies and toddlers (Core)

11.CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (Core)

12.CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children (Core)

13.CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (Core)

14.CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment (Core)

15.CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice (Core)

16.CHCECE039 Comply with family day care administration requirements (Elective)

17.CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care (Core)

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Childcare Worker/Nanny
  • Family Day Care Educator/Assistant
  • Centre-based Educator/Assistant
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant

Course Essentials

Course code


RTO number

RTO ID 21132
  • Duration
    35 tuition weeks (excluding holidays)
  • Study mode
    On Campus/Blended Learning
  • Recognition
    Nationally recognized certificate
  • Work placement hours
    160 Hours

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