Career Opportunities and Pathways
This Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care will give you the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and experience for the growing Childcare industry, helping you become recognised as a potential worker and future leader by Childcare employers. You'll learn to provide care for babies and toddlers, be aware of children's health and safety, provide emergency first-aid response in a childcare setting and much more.
As an educator, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously in a range of Early Childhood Education settings which may be centre based, home or community based.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care provides a pathway for further study including Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and university qualifications.
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to be employed in a variety of in-home and centre based roles. We also provide students opportunities for childcare jobs within Hessel Group or we can assist you to seek the best opportunities in the sector.
Possible career outcomes
- Early childhood educator
- Playgroup supervisor
- Family day care worker
- Outside school hours care assistant
This qualification has a total of 17 units of competency which are split up into 15 core units and 2 elective units.
Students must complete a total of 160 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service.
|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|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
If you can evidence any relevant past knowledge and/or experience, you may be able to gain recognition towards your qualification. Find out how by contacting our office on (08) 8462 0222.
Funding & Payment Options
This course is supported by the Government of South Australia. Subject to eligibility, you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $599 for this course.
To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.
Enrol and pay with your credit card on the course page.
Payment plans can be established, please contact our enrolment support team on 8462 0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the course
Our Enhance Training Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 (formerly CHC30113) course is designed to help you make a positive impact on the lives of children in a learn through play environment.
Little people are unique. Our course focuses on supporting children in achieving their developmental outcomes both as individuals and in a group situation.
This qualification will provide you with the ability to work in a range of early childhood education settings within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Standard.
Who is this course for?
If you’re energised and excited to spend time assisting children to grow and learn, this course is for you. The childcare industry is seeking passionate, enthusiastic people to fill roles. Having children of your own is by no means a prerequisite, just a drive to see kids thrive.
No matter your age, background or level of experience, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is sure to help you further your career and passions. Read more here!
In house student support
You will receive great student support throughout your studies with Enhance Training where you will have your own trainer providing support or for more individualised strategies, a learner support service (LSS) case manager will be assigned to you. LSS is an initiative of SkillsSA and the Government of South Australia and supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery, after hours support and guidance which also extends after your training is complete.
This course requires you to complete 160 hours of Vocational Placement, under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service. This can be completed while you study.
Our Traineeship and Placement Officer can work with you to determine the best business for you to complete your placement and help you to secure it. In the majority of cases placements with Enhance Training lead to employment outcomes while increasing your network of professional, industry connections.
What you will need
As a student of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will need access to the internet, email and a computer.
Students will require a Working with Children Check for work placement and we can show you how to apply during your course.
Why choose to study with Enhance Training?
We’re happy to acknowledge that there are many training organisations that offer support worker courses similar to ours, across the country. So why is Enhance Training the right choice for your career? What’s the Enhance Training difference?
We are the industry
Enhance Training is for those who want the best education for themselves and the best results for the people they get to work with. We don’t just understand the early learning and childcare industries, we are the early learning and childcare industries. Enhance Training is part of the Hessel Group, which both employs people and assists those who are seeking disability support, aged care, childcare services and allied health services.
Unlike many training providers, we are an end to end service. This means that through Enhance Training and the wider Hessel Group you learn, complete placement, become qualified, complete training and even progress to positions within our wide network of Hessel Group care services and clients.
Direct from the experts
Our teachers and trainers are IN the industry too. They have direct, recent, first-hand experience in the industry so can relate to your questions and queries about the topic and demonstrate how these scenarios may play out on the job.
Real life practice, without the pressure
We have a dedicated Skills Lab which is set up with real equipment to mimic environments you may come across on the job. This means you can practice the skills you’ve gained, in full, minimising the stress of being faced with scenarios for the first time out in the real world. We find this helps our students to gain a positive understanding of their skills, without pressure.