Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC only)

If you love working with young children in an educational setting, and would like to turn this love into a rewarding career, then this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be the ideal qualification to get you started.

This course offers a comprehensive program that will ensure that you gain all the essential skills and knowledge to start working and performing confidently in the childcare sector. It covers a range of crucial topics, including child development, safety and nutrition, and communication with parents and caregivers.

With a focus on hands-on experience and practical training, graduates of this course are well-equipped to enter the workforce as confident and competent early childhood education professionals. The course features 160 hours of practical work placement at an approved children's service which will give you the practical experience you need to hit the ground running in any childcare role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for this government funding.

CHC30121 Melbourne College of Further Education
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Melbourne College for Further Education (RTO: 21340)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    12 months on average

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


  • 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.