Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to plan activities in a learn through play environment.

Learn how to support children in achieving their developmental outcomes 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. Allowing you to learn how to implement an approved learning framework to support children’s well being, learning and development.

You will gain the knowledge required to design and implement a curriculum within an approved learning framework as set by current regulatory bodies.

Your Student Support

Receive great student support throughout your studies. We help you find placements with the support of our great industry partners. You will also have your own trainer/learner support service case manager assigned to you, which supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery and even after hours support.

To find out more about how we support you during your studies, click here.

How Do I Enrol?

There are only 4 easy steps to enrol into this course, click here to find out what they are.

Download our free Course Guide here. Alternatively call our office on 8462 0222 to talk one of our Course Advisors who can assist you, or contact us by clicking the enquire button.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) Assessment.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

This Certificate III will give you the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge and experience for the growing Childcare industry, helping you become recognised as a potential worker by Childcare employers. You'll learn to provide care for babies and toddlers, be aware of children's health and safety concerns, 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 or home based.

Certificate III provides a pathway for further study, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Successful completion of this course 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, if eligible. Giving you greater chances of being employed if you study with us.

To find out more how we provide great employment opportunities click here.

Possible Jobs
  • Centre Based Educator
  • Certificate III Centre Worker
  • Crèche Worker
  • In-home Care Educator
  • Nanny

This course has a total of 18 course units which are split up into 15 core units and 3 electives.

Students must complete a total of 120 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service.

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aborginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holisitic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

In some cases, prior learning an experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on 8462 0222.

Funded Program

This course is supported by the Government of South Australia, if you're eligible for it. Meaning you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $500 for this course. Once you do that the course will be completely paid for.

To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.

Payment Options

You can pay your course fees by quarter or half installments.

For example, if the course itself costs $500, you may pay $125 in four payments, or $250 in two payments at a negotiable time.

If these payments options do not work for you we can always negotiate something appropriate for your circumstances.

Funding is Available for this Course

Find out if you are eligible for government subsidised funding towards your qualification


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