Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) from Foundation Education, equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. This course equips you to work across a range of age groups by providing care for babies, toddlers and children under direct supervision.

As a graduate in Early Childhood Education and Care, you can work as a Child Care Assistant, Education Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide or Pre-School Assistant. Many early childcare positions offer flexibility in shifts and hours, allowing you to find a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle.  If you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to quality education, there is great career development potential for you. You can work your way up into a teaching position, or pursue further study and gain the qualification needed to work in a leadership position.

Work Placement

This course also requires a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a registered childcare facility, supervised by a qualified staff member able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement.

There are also a number of statutory checks required by workplaces, such as a Working with Children Check. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements. Your work placement will need to be completed in Australia, and you will be responsible for the costs of any travel, accommodation, statutory checks or other requirements related to your work placement.

CHC30113 Foundation Education Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, Certificate

  • Study mode

    Online

  • Payment options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 18 months

  • Start date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the 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.