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

Dedicating your life to helping children develop skills, improve their wellbeing and become competent learners must be one of the most rewarding vocations out there!

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Nepean Industry Edge Training (NIET) is a great first step to take towards a career in early childhood education. The course will help you acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of working with young children in early childhood settings. 

This qualification covers topics including children’s health and safety, learning frameworks, working with babies, and more. Put your classroom knowledge into action with 160 hours of practical placement. 

Through a fun, dynamic, flexible and supportive learning environment, you will develop the confidence you need to succeed and embark a rewarding career.

The course can be completed by attending classes at NIET's Frankston campus (two days per week over 49 weeks), or flexible delivery (self-paced, approximately 5 hours per week over 12-18 months).

Government funding available: this course is subsidised through Victorian Government's Skills First program, and eligible students can have a large portion of their fees covered through the program. Please enquire to see if you qualify.

CHC30121 Nepean Industry Edge Training
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Nepean Industry Edge Training (RTO: 22214)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment PlanVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    2 days a week for 38 weeks

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


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.