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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121)

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the skills to care for children and encourage their development in a safe and supportive environment. If you are looking to work as a nanny, childcare assistant or early childhood educator, this qualification is ideal.

Key focus areas

Key focus areas include:

  • Supporting children’s health & safety
  • Nurturing babies and toddlers
  • Developing positive relationships with children
  • Supporting learning and development of children

What jobs does this qualify me for?

Jobs relevant to this qualification include:

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Long Day Care Educator

What does the course include?

As part of the Community Services Training Package, CHC, this qualification comprises 17 units of competency.

  • 15 core units plus
  • 2 elective units

These units must be relevant to the work outcome. This qualification does require a minimum of 160 hours of work experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course. Students will require a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) in New South Wales or Blue Card in Queensland.

Student Support

Learners will receive feedback after each assessment/assignment and the trainer/assessor will be available to discuss the feedback or provide additional assistance or direction as appropriate. Trainers/assessors are also available by email/phone for any discussion or problems that students experience during their studies.

Delivery and Duration

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway with an average duration of 18 months.

ETC provides flexible training options either online, classroom based or in the workplace. Contact us on 1800 007 400 to provide a tailored option for you.


Costs vary depending on the delivery method suited to your needs.
Contact us to find out if you are eligible for Government Assistance.

Need to know more?

For more information about this qualification, and the jobs it relates to, visit the Australian Government’s My Skills Website.

Your next move?

Call our Training Team on 1800 007 400 or fill out the Enquire Now form on this page.

What can I study next?

You can take your study further with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.

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