CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Australian Workplace Training offers CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care via our External (E-learning) study mode.
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.
This is a entry level qualification for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector.
This qualification may provide a pathway into higher level qualifications such as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and other higher Community Services qualifications. From the Diploma qualification, the pathway can lead into a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
Occupations may include:
- Long Day Care Educator
- Family Day Care Educator
- Kindergarten Assistant
- OSHC Educator
An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.
External (E-learning) Study
External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately eighteen to twenty four months; it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home on their theory work with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance.
Students are required to attend block training for practical tasks, role plays, group activities, and demonstrations; as well as maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).
A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) will be required before work placement is commenced. It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the Working with Children Check. A current Working with Children Check is a requirement by industry.
During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement.
You will be expected to undertake a work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions.
To achieve this qualification, you must have completed a total of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units. This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.
The certificate consists of 17 units: 15 core and 2 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency
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
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
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
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Fee for Service Students: $3,825
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,325
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $554
For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.
Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check: Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee: $25 per unit
Postage of certificate: $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items: Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted
Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit
More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.