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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the qualification

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students are must be atleast 18 years of age
  • To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute

Vocational or Educational Outcomes

After successful completion, you will be qualified Early Childhood Educator.
You can to apply for a range of career opportunities including:

  • Early Childhood Educator,
  • Nanny,
  • Family Day Care Educator.
  • Childcare Worker

Students can also choose further study options,including CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Angel Institute.

Course Duration

The program duration is typically 12 months. Students should also set aside 6 hours per week for self study time.

Delivery and Assessment

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered in a real time virtual classroom environment. Assessment method includes Written Questions, Observations and Portfolios. Practical workplacement forms part of the course.

Course and Material Fees

Tuition Fees for Full Fee-paying Students: $6496
Tuition Fees for Government Funded Students*: $0

*Eligibility Criteria Applies for skills first funding. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals. Please refer to the link below more information about Government Funding


Classes are conducted online through real time virtual classroom.

Practical workplacement

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant child care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level.. Students must also have a valid Working with Children Check.

Course Structure

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 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
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity


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