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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Practical Outcomes (RTO 21857)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Family Day Care Educator | Nanny | Early Childhood Educator | Playgroup Supervisor | View all

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This course meets 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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113), offered by Practical Outcomes, provides students with an entry-level qualification to work as an educator in early childhood care.

Throughout the course, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary for working with young children in education, playgroup and day care environments. You'll learn the legal, ethical, health and safety requirements of providing care for babies, toddlers and young children, and you'll discover ways to develop positive relationships and provide experiences to support play and learning.

This course is delivered through workplace/distance training mode. A qualified trainer will provide you with individual training and assessment in your workplace, as well as providing phone and email support. You'll also be allocated a workplace coach, and you'll be assessed through short answer questions, projects, workplace tasks and observations in the workplace.


There are no eligibility requirements for this course.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
  • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
Practical Outcomes Do you love working with children? Want a rewarding career? Help educate and guide the children of the future when you undertake an early childhood certificate or diploma course led by Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education.

Train with Practical Outcomes and get the valuable skills and knowledge you need to provide the right care and education for young children.
I loved learning with Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education. The support from my teacher was amazing and I learned so much with the flexible learning options and being able to study in the classroom and at work in a practical placement environment.” – Former student, Belinda Arscott.

When you study with Practical Outcomes you’ll be getting all the right support to ensure a positive learning journey. Get equipped with the right skills and advice to lay the foundation for a prosperous career working with young children.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) from Practical Outcomes.

Graduates will be equipped to pursue positions as educators in a variety of early childhood environments, including education groups, playgroups, family day care centres and individual care settings.

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • School Age Educator

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Practical Outcomes offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Skills First Funding - 2017 (VIC State Government Subsidised Funding) is available for eligible students
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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