Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Career Outcomes

    Early Childhood Teacher | Early Learning Coordinator | Early Childhood Educator | Child Care Assistant | 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

    Get the qualification you need to work in child care, with the nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to implement learning frameworks, and support children's development and wellbeing.

    You'll also learn how to use an approved learning framework to guide practice, and how to work across a range of age groups by providing nurturing care for babies, toddlers and children under direct supervision.

    Work Placement

    This course requires a minimum of 160 hours of work placement in a registered childcare facility, supervised by a qualified staff member able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. 



  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students' skills and capabilities to undertake this training will be assessed and suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

    Work Placement Requirements
    Students must apply for their Working with Children check at the start of the course.

    For mandatory work placement (160 hours), students must have access to a regulated education and care service provider AND access to a qualified supervisor (a person who has a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent).

    If needed, Foundation Education will assist you to organise a work placement location of your choice.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.


  • Subject Breakdown

    In this course, the subjects you may study include:

    • 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
    • BSBSTR401 - Promote innovation in team environments
    • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices

    * Please note that unit HLTAID012 – Provide first aid must be completed through an external provider. Foundation Education has an agreement with Red Cross Australia for students to receive a discount for training.

  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyle. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drives the quality of graduates across each industry, with our partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). With more than 30 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:
    Flexible Online Study – Courses that don’t require a practical placement are delivered 100% online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or completing your study in as little as six months.
    Dedicated Student Support – Our industry experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. You can use them as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone.
    Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
    Foundation Education RTO# 22557

    Foundation Education provides a dedicated student support team throughout your studies. Whether it is access to experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors or general Support Officers, we will support you from enrolment right through to graduation. You can use our team as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone at no extra cost.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education.

    With this qualification, you will gain job-ready skills to start your career in early child care with the practical experience and foundational knowledge to give you an employment advantage.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in education support could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Teacher’s Aide, Teaching Assistant, Education Assistant.

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

    Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

    Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save hundreds of dollars on your course fees

    Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

    Please note this course does not qualify assisted government funding.

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