Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you are a kind and motivated person, passionate about looking after and educating young children, who needs the formal skills and work experience to succeed in the industry, this course could be for you!

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education is delivered through a mix of online learning and practical work placement, which will provide you with strong employment opportunities in just 3 years.

You'll learn how to:

  • Support children with play-based learning
  • Coach and supervise other Educators
  • Manage Centre operations and admin tasks
  • Use and apply an approved curriculum for learning

The course will take up to to 18 months for the Certificate III and up to 18 months for the Diploma.


Assessments will include a range of quizzes, knowledge questions and case studies. Students will also need to undertake workplace projects and observations and will be required to submit video evidence of their learnings. 

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

CHC30121, CHC50121 Foundation Education
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 36 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.