CHC30121 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care

Kickstart your career in childcare with a Cert 3 Childcare. Learn all the essential knowledge you need to provide the appropriate care and implement the right development tools for children. Gain an understanding of effective interaction and communication methods with children of all ages including, babies, toddlers and children. Be prepared with suitable work health and safety knowledge, nutritional tips and a childcare first aid competency. Childcare workers are always needed and undoubtedly help shape the future through the development and care of children within their most influential years.

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Free Cert 3 Course in 2024 For new students*

Childcare Course Outline

Learners within this Cert 3 Childcare course will undertake their learning and assessments in a mixed mode delivery method.

These include:

  • Workplace based learning
  • Workplace Assessments & Observations
  • Knowledge questions
  • Scenario case studies
  • Projects
  • Direct observations in work environments
  • Logbook tasks
  • Employer reports

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Childcare Course Details

Course Code Course Name
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Duration Work Experience
12-24 months Required
Delivery Method Course Dates
Traineeship Rolling Intakes

Childcare Skills Gained

Throughout this course you will gain several skills including:

  • How to follow safe work practices
  • Working ethically and legally, whilst working with a diverse range of people
  • Provide emergency first aid response in an education and childcare setting
  • Provide childcare for children, babies and toddlers
  • Developing cultural competence
  • How to support the holistic development of a child
  • To develop positive and respectful practices

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+ Fee Details
Cert 3 Childcare (Traineeship) Fee Details
Concession1  $0.00 (PA)
Non-Concession $0.00 (PA)

No course fees for new students to Early Childhood Education and Care in 2024*. This training is fully subsidised by the WA and Australian Governments, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services WA formal eligibility criteria. Students not eligible for Subsidised Training will pay the full fee.

Payment Options:

  1. Fees are invoiced at the commencement of each unit of study throughout the qualification 
  2. The entire course fee can be payable upon commencement of the course 
  3. With prior approval a payment arrangement can be negotiated with the student
  4. In certain circumstances a fee waiver under severe financial hardship can be requested, however all fee waivers must be in accordance with the vet fees and charges policy. 

Other fees & charges

  • Student Resource Fees - NIL
  • Student Textbooks - NIL
  • Assessment marking/remarking - NIL
  • Campus Fees - NIL
  • Certificate Issuance - NIL

*Eligibility criteria applies
1 Persons and dependants of persons holding: A pensioner Concession Card, A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the department of Veterans’ Affairs; or A Health Care Card. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs: Job Active, Online Employment services or. ParentsNext. Persons and dependents of person in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY. Person and dependants of person in receipt of Youth Allowance. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution. Secondary school aged persons, not enrolled at school

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+ Units undertaken in this course
  • 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
  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
+ Potential Career Opportunities
Potential Job Roles

Completing this certificate III will open many doors in terms of career opportunities whether this be in an childcare centre all over Australia or working in a pre-school or before and after school care. This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed and grow in these roles.

Work Within:

  • Childcare Centres
  • Pre-Schools
  • Before and After school cares

Entry Requirements

Can dedicate the time and effort required to successfully complete the Certificate III qualification whilst undertaking full time employment. Hold suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills for completing Cert 3 level studies.

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