Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Early Childhood Education and Care
Early Childhood Education and Care
Early Childhood Education and Care


Learning Objectives Overview

The CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is suited to the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Having completed this course, you can support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. This course teaches you the skills and knowledge to provide care to children, and to plan engaging and educational activities to maximise their development. You will be able to create individual profiles and provide appropriate education and care for the children you are working with. You may choose to work under direct supervision or autonomously. It is perfect for those who want to significantly boost education and work in child care, day-care, family day care, nannying, and other positions that call for prior expertise encouraging young people’s development and/or care.
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Amount of Training

880 Hours

AQF Level


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Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Additional Details

Course structure

17 units of competency are required for this qualification.

Placement hours: 160 hours (Childcare facility)

CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ cultures
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing
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
HLTAID012 Provide emergency response in an education and care setting


Relevant Courses for Comprehensive Learning.

Associate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood or Primary School Teaching

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  • Early Childhood Educator

  • Childhood Educator Assistant

  • Family Day Care Educator

  • Nanny

  • Outside School Hours Care Programme Assistant

  • Playgroup Supervisor

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