Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Get the qualification you need to work in early childhood education, with the nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to implement learning frameworks, and support children's development and wellbeing.

You'll also learn how to use an approved learning framework to guide practice, and how to work across a range of age groups by providing nurturing care for babies, toddlers and children under direct supervision.

Work Placement

This course requires a minimum of 160 hours of work placement in a registered childcare facility, supervised by a qualified staff member able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. 

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.


CHC30121 Foundation Education
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 18 months

  • Start date

    Anytime – start today!

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.