CRICOS Code 111555H

In the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (111555H), you will develop the necessary cultural awareness and critical thinking skills to analyze and produce a wide range of discourse applicable to various careers. This program empowers you to make a positive impact in your chosen field.


The CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (111555H) is designed for educators working in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. The program equip

s educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to support children’s well-being and development within an approved learning framework. Educators employ a range of well-developed skills and judgment in accordance with established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, depending on the context.

Early childhood educators can pursue careers in long day care centers, family day care, preschools, or kindergartens.

To obtain this qualification, individuals must complete a minimum of 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia, as outlined in the Assessment Requirements of the competency units. The total hours may be allocated across multiple units of competency requiring workplace experience.

No occupational licensing, certification, or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and regulatory requirements under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011). More information can be found on their website:


The course is conducted over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of study and 12 weeks of holidays.



Start Date

Various intake and start dates are available. For more information, please contact us at +02 4608 9972.

Study Mode

The course is delivered through on-campus, face-to-face instruction, and includes practical placement.

Campus Location

Campbelltown Campus: Level 6, Suite 6.01/138 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
Kogarah Campus: Suite 1/6 Derby St, Kogarah NSW 2217
Parramatta Campus: Suite 513A, Level 5, Westfield Parramatta 2150

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include knowledge questions, projects, written reports, portfolio of work, assignments, case studies, self-assessment, observation, and role play. All assessments are conducted in adherence to the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity, and reliability) and the Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity, and currency).

Learning Outcomes:


Upon completion of the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (111555H) program, students will be able to:


  • Support children’s learning and development
  • Design, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs
  • Support the health, learning, and development of children and their families
  • Collaborate with community and external agencies
  • Provide leadership and support to other staff members
  • Manage various early childhood services
  • Ensure compliance with policies and legislation


There are no specified prerequisites for this qualification in the training package.

RTO Requirements for International students

International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into ASIA. The requirements include being at least 18 years of age and having completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. Additionally, English language competency can be demonstrated through various means, including an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, completion of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO for at least 6 months, or successful completion of an English Placement Test. Further information on student visa assessment levels can be found on the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website (

Pre-training Review(PTR)

All international learners are required to undergo a pre-training review to assess their training needs. This review includes questions about previous education or training, relevance of the course to the learner, relevant experience, and an interview conducted by the Institute’s enrollment officer. The review aims to determine suitability for the course, identify support needs, and assess possible Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities. The pre-training review is conducted using Astral pre-enrollment kit and an enrollment interview.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test(LLN)

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound numeracy skills as the course involves calculations, reading anaphylaxis plans and medication labels, as well as accessing and interpreting the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards. All learners are required to take a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test, which is mapped at ACSF level 4 and conducted by the institute. If learners do not meet the English and LLN requirements, they may be advised to undergo further Language, Literacy, and Numeracy training and English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs with another institute at their own expense before enrolling in this course.

Credit Transfer

All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation, such as a Nationally Recognized Qualification Certificate, Transcript, or Statement of Attainment, which corresponds to the same qualification code, name, unit code, and title as those included in the student application. The documentation should also indicate the date and duration of the course.

Course Structure

Unit code Unit Title Core/ Elective
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments Elective
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity Core
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing Core
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children Core
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment Core
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice Core
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures Core
CHCCEC056 Work effectively in children’s education and care Core
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care Core
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective

Possible Career Outcomes

Completing the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CRICOS Code: 111555H) will provide educators with the necessary skills and experience to pursue various roles in the early childhood education and care sector. These may include Assistant Educator in long day care, childcare centers, or occasional care, Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, Family Day Care Educator, In-Home Care Provider, Playgroup Supervisor, Nanny, or other education-based positions like tutor, education support staff, or teacher aide. Please note that the above career pathway information is aligned with the qualification description on the National Training Register (, and it does not imply any job guarantee or specific job role at the end of the course. The institute does not claim any employment outcomes or job guarantees associated with its courses as it would be misleading.

Pathways from this qualification

Upon successful completion of the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (111555H) program, participants are eligible to enroll in the CHC50121 – Diploma of Childhood Education and Care (111555H) offered by the Institute.

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