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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.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of 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.

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

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:



52 weeks (40 Weeks study + 12 weeks holidays) this includes 240 hours of practical placement in regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility.




Start Date

Various intake and start dates are available. Call on +02 4608 9972 for more information


Study Mode

On Campus, face to face delivery and 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: Suit 513A, Level 5, Westfeild parramatta 2150


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include: Knowledge questions, Projects, Written reports, Portfolio of work, Assignment, Case Study, Self-assessment, Observation and Role Play.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

What you will achieve

By the end of this qualification 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
• work with community and external agencies
• provide leadership and support to other staff
• manage a variety of early childhood services
• ensure compliance with policies and legislation.


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification specified in the training package.


RTO Requirements for International students

International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into ASIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test
  • *Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website (

Pre-training Review(PTR)

All international learners will be required to undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, relevant experience and interview conducted by Institute’s enrolment officer using Astral pre-enrolment kit and enrolment interview. Interview also aims to identify suitability of the course, any support needs and possible RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) opportunities.
Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course. date/duration of the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test(LLN)

Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, read anaphylaxis plans, medication labels and to access and interpret the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards.
All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test (LLN robot test is used) mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by institute.
If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, they will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training and English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs with another institute (as ASIA does NOT offer ELICOS) at their own expense before they enroll into this course.

Credit Transfer

All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript and/or a Statement of Attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course.

Course Structure

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

Possible Career Outcomes

Completing the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will enable Educators to work at a senior level and provide the core skills and experience they need to pursue a large range of roles in the early childhood education and care sector such as:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care, childcare centres and/or occasional care
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Nanny
  • Other education-based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as a tutor, education support staff or teacher aide

Note: Above career pathway information is in line with the qualification description on National Training Register (, it doesn’t imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. Institute doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.

Pathways from this qualification

After successful completion of the program, participants are eligible to enroll into CHC50121 – Diploma of Childhood Education and Care offered by the Institute.

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