Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Hader Institute of Education
  • Awarded by

    Hader Institute of Education (RTO: 45162)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Child Care Worker | Early Childhood Teacher | Child Care Coordinator | Early Learning Coordinator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you enjoy working with young children and wish to develop a career based on working in an educational environment, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Hader Institute of Education could be perfect for you.

    This program is designed to equip individuals for roles in Early Childhood Education and Care within Australia's regulated services. The primary emphasis is on fostering children's well-being and supporting their development within approved learning frameworks. Participants will develop a range of advanced skills and insights, demonstrating discretion and judgment while adhering to established policies and procedures. This course is suitable for individuals aspiring to pursue careers in settings such as Early Learning Centres, Family Day Care, Preschools, or Kindergartens.

    Theoretical component of the course is conducted online, with 160 hours of work experience to be completed in an approved early childcare institution before completion of the course.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course is only for Australian citizens or Permanent Residents. It is not government funded and not a free TAFE course.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal entry requirements for this online qualification, however you must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Be capable of completing 160 hours of work placement in a registered Early Childhood Education and Care Service.
    • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
    • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
    • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
    • Have a valid Working with Children Check/Blue Card (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement).
    • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement).
    • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the online application and during the enrolment interview.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Hader Institute of Education, you may study the following subjects:

    Core Units

    • 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 the 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


    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practices
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

    ** HLTAID0012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting is not delivered by Hader Institute of Education. Learners are required to complete at another provider and present certificate for credit transfer prior to course completion.

  • Why Hader Institute of Education?

    Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162) are leading online educators providing training services to individuals who want to pursue a career in Mental Health, Youth work, Community Services, Alcohol and other Drugs and Counselling programs.

    Courses are offered online and can be accessed anywhere in Australia through your home computer.

    Hader Institute of Education's online trainer & assessors are qualified, dedicated professionals who have current industry experience and qualifications in a range of industries. Their industry experience is continually up to date by participating in professional development activities, therefore giving learners the best practical industry experience.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Hader Institute of Education. You will have all the skills and knowledge you need to start working in one of many early childhood education roles available in kindergartens, pre-schools  and early childhood education centres across Australia.


  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Early Childhood Education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Early Childhood Teacher, Primary Teacher, Child Care Coordinator, Early Learning Coordinator, Kindergarten Teacher, Professional Development Educator, Child and Family Services Manager, Community Worker, Family Day Care Educator, Mobile Service Educator, Occasional Care Educator.

  • Let's talk price

    Please enquire for full course costs.

    Hader Institute of Education offers you an option of paying up-front, or you can take advantage of interest-free payment plans starting from as little as $53 per week.

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