CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Love Working with Toddlers? Become a Qualified Kindergarten Assistant or Family Day Care Educator

Launch a career in early childhood care with the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Gain essential skills for nurturing and educating young children.

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Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 18 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 200 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Educator in a Centre-Based Service
  • Family Day Care Educator 
  • Kindergarten Assistant 
  • Mobile Early Childhood Service Educator 
  • Occasional Care Educator at an Early Childhood Service
  • Operator of a Family Day Care Service

Course Fees Include

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 200 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

About The Course

Shape Young Minds: Begin Your Journey in Early Childhood Education

Have you always been fond of children and find joy and fulfilment in caring for and nurturing them? Do where you can work with toddlers and children and contribute to their brighter future? If you’re looking to transform your passion for childcare and education, but don’t know where you can acquire the necessary skills and experience to get into the industry, the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has got you covered.

This comprehensive nationally recognised certificate course delves deep into the essentials of early childhood education. You'll explore units on fostering children's holistic development and well-being, understanding child psychology, and implementing inclusive practices for diversity. Learn the intricacies of health and safety in childcare, including first aid and emergency response. Delve into effective communication techniques with children and families, and understand the legal and ethical frameworks guiding the profession. This course also includes practical units on designing and implementing educational programs, managing behaviour, and supporting children with additional needs.

Upon completion of this course, a world of opportunities where you will gain the confidence to pursue roles such as family day care educator, kindergarten assistant, centre-based service educator, mobile early childhood service educator, family day care service operator and more.

Are you ready to embark on this rewarding path? Enquire now and take the first step towards a career that fills both your heart and your future with joy.


"Easy to apply, the communication was great whenever I needed help and the content was relevant to my future career. Easy payment plans available, which helped me a lot." - Michelle