CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Become a Certified
Child Care Assistant
Quickly, Easily and Affordably

Study CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care,
from the comfort of your own home.

  • Affordable Weekly Payment Plan
  • Online + Minimum of 160 Hours Work Placement

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Weekly Payment Options

Course Details


CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Up to 18 months


Online + Minimum of 160 hours of practical work placement required.

Start Date

Start Anytime

Special Conditions for this Course

Mandatory work placement includes 160 hours of practical work placement with a qualified supervisor (i.e. a person who holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent). Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements. They will be assisted in organising a work placement location of their choosing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previous experience and skills in education but no formal qualifications you can consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and get credit towards this course.

Work Placement

This course also includes 160 hours of work placement, at the choice of the student, with support and assistance provided if needed.


This course Includes quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, and workplace projects.

Payment Options

Upfront Payment or an affordable weekly payment plan catered to your budget.

Course Accreditation

Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification


Foundation Education (RTO 22557)


Kick-start Your Childcare Career as an Education Assistant

Do you have a passion for working with children? Start your career in childcare with the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This nationally recognised course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

During the course you will learn how to work across a range of age groups by providing care for babies, toddlers and children and depending on the setting, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously. After finishing the course, you can work your way up into a teaching position, or pursue further study to gain the qualification needed to work in a leadership position.

Affordable Payment Plan Available
Want to study this course, but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care comes with an affordable weekly payment plan option.

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Foundation Education

Since 1999, Foundation Education has been steadily developing their course offerings and building an expert team of management, administration, support and educational staff with their partner company, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

They are a Registered Training Organisation in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. They provide excellence in Vocational Education and Training and have an established partnership network that drives the quality of graduates across each industry.

  1. CHCECE030  Support inclusion and diversity
  2. CHCECE031   Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  3. CHCECE032   Nurture babies and toddlers
  4. CHCECE033   Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  5. CHCECE034   Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  6. CHCECE035   Support the holistic learning and development of children
  7. CHCECE036   Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  8. CHCECE037   Support children to connect with the natural environment
  9. CHCECE038   Observe children to inform practice
  10. CHCECE054   Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  11. CHCECE055   Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  12. CHCECE056   Work effectively in children’s education and care
  13. CHCPRT001   Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  14. *HLTAID012      Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  15. HLTWHS001   Participate in workplace health and safety
  16. BSBSTR401   Promote innovation in team environments
  17. HLTFSE001    Follow basic food safety practices


* This course contains a core unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

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