Course Code: CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

Course Code: CHC30121

Through the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and provide education and care to children in a range of services. You can help plan and deliver educational programs that focus on supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.


52 weeks: 40 weeks of tuition, 160 hours of work placement, 12 weeks of holidays


Face to face, blended and online

Job Outcomes

Assistant Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
Assistant Educator in occasional care
Family Day Care Educator


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  • 18 years of age or over
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching.

Classroom (one session per week) plus work-based training

Total of 52 weeks:

  • 40 weeks of tuition
  • 160 hours of work placement
  • 12 weeks of holidays

There are 17 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Supporting child interaction, behavior and care
  • Assisting with child health and safety
  • Supporting child development and learning

Following legal and ethical frameworks

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
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 Identify 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
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practise
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people/strong>

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early

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