Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Brisbane

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

As of 2014, all childhood educators that work within the childcare sector must obtain a certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. It is the best place to start caring for infants and toddlers as well as grasping general concepts of understanding, supporting and encouraging young mind development. The course is very fulfilling and educational with an uplifting classroom culture.

This course has online components and face-to-face learning. We believe this form of education is the most effective and will ultimately have the best results for the students at completion. A certificate III qualification will allow you to work as a nanny, family day carer or childcare assistant. You will be required to do two days per week theory within our campus and one day per week or 8 hours of practical experience within a childcare centre.

Study with employment opportunities

YES. Study with us and we will provide employment opportunities through our Family Day Care (services provided from home) associates. (conditions apply)

Career opportunities

With this qualification, you may be able to work as:

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny
  • Childcare Worker
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Outside School Care Hours Assistant

Course entry requirements

Successful completion of a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment

Main entry requirements

  • Suitable English skills
  • Reside in WA
  • Able to obtain clearance

Course details

How long is the course?

This course has a practical placement requirement of 120 Hours. The course is self-paced and can take up to 12 months to complete all requirements.

Study methods

  • Class based with independent learning tasks
  • Correspondence

Course fees

  • $1500 (First aid fee not included)
  • Payment options available to suit your financial situation

Course Units


CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECEO12 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
CHCECE015 Attend to daily functions in home based care
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

CERTIFICATE III – Course Structure

22 WEEKS FACE TO FACE 2 Days 264
8 Hrs/Wk Practical in a Childcare Centre Wk 4-13 80
16 Hrs/Wk Practical in a Childcare Centre Wk14-21 128