CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Become an Early Childhood Educator

The children’s services sector is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take, where you are not only going to be sought after by employers, but changing the lives of children you care for. From working in a childcare centre to running your own Family Day Care, there will always be a job opportunity available to you.

Delivery Mode


  • In class (Face-to-face)
  • Blended 

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    Duration


    Approximately 54 weeks including school holidays — dependent on placement completion. 

    Placement


    You will need to complete a minimum of 160 hours of placement.

    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification can lead you to job roles such as:

    • Early Childhood Educator
    • Family Day Care Educator
    • Outside School Hours Assistant
    • Playgroup Supervisor

    Pathways to further study

    Graduates can continue their studies in:

    Units of Study

    CHCECE030

    Support inclusion and diversity

    CHCECE031

    Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

    CHCECE032

    Nurture babies and toddlers

    CHCECE033

    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

    CHCECE034

    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

    CHCECE035

    Support the holistic learning and development of children

    CHCECE036

    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

    CHCECE037

    Support children to connect with the natural environment

    CHCECE038

    Observe children to inform practice

    CHCECE054

    Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

    CHCECE055

    Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

    CHCECE056

    Work effectively in children’s education and care

    CHCPRT001

    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

    HLTAID012

    Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

    HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

    CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

    HLTFSE001

    Follow basic food safety practices


    VICSEG New Futures trading as New Futures Training TOID: 21203.

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply.

    We encourage individuals with disabilities to access our training.