Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care


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  • Course Details
  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    The recently released CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the newest and most up to date qualifications in the Early Childhood Education Industry.

    This course structure caters for those students who want the convenience of working remotely whilst also being fully supported through out there studies. Statistic show that students who are not supported via remote learning suffer a very high drop out rate. The program is structured to minimise the time taken to achieve their qualification whilst not  compromising quality.

    Students may do this course as an entry pathway into the Early childhood industry. Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed to develop multi-skilled workers who are industry ready to enter the broad range of Education and care services supporting the implementation of an approved learning framework, and supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

    Our new flexible blended delivery styled course is led by industry experts and will prepare you for the requirements needed to succeed in this exciting industry. We are proud of the reputation of delivering quality graduates to the Education and care services industry. You will receive hands on training and support ensuring that you have the appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively support the development of children when you commence work in an Early Childhood Education environment.

    A mandatory component of our program is the 160 hours of practical placement, working within an actual Early Childhood environment. Our dedicated Practical Placement Coordinator will secure you a placement and support you through this process.

    The course comprises of 17 units (15 Core and 2 Elective). Successful completion of this course requires the fulfillment of all 17 units of competency. (Including the completion of the First Aid – HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting)

                                                                                                             Course Units  
    CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care CHCECE054

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


    Work effectively in children’s education and care


    Participate in workplace health and safety


    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


    Provide first aid in an education and care setting


    Observe children to inform practice


    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


    Support the holistic learning and development of children


    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


    Support children to connect with the natural environment


    Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing


    Reflect on and improve own professional practice


    Nurture babies and toddlers


    Work with diverse people


    Support inclusion and diversity

  • Dates & Times
  • Dates

    Commencing       – Weekly

    Christmas Break  – 23rd December 2022

                              – 6th January 2023

    Conclusion of Classes – 20 Delivery weeks after commencing


    ZOOM Delivery 
    Wednesdays, Thursday & Fridays

    Students are engaged in a trainer led daily two (2) hour ZOOM session (11.30am – 1.30pm) to guide them through the course and assessment work.

    Trainer LIVE support each day as individually required between 9.30am and 3.00pm.

    Students are required to complete self paced learning daily

    Classroom Workshops 

    Students are required to attend classroom workshops (Adelaide CBD) spread through out the course (usually Fridays but not every week) between 10am and 2.30pm for Assessment Demonstration purposes.

    Childcare Work Placement 

    160 hours of work placement within an approved Childcare facility is mandatory. Students will commence work placement around week ten of their individual schedule two days per week Mondays and Tuesdays. 

    Childcare Work Placement – Times
    Dependent on individual work placement requirements but usually between 7.30am and 3.30pm

  • Locations
  • Delivery Location

    ZOOM Delivery ( Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays)

    At a place of students choice but must have access to internet or data connection for ZOOM app (Computer or Phone)

    Classroom Workshops (As Scheduled)

    Level 5/ 38 Gawler Place

    Adelaide, 5000

    Public Transport

    Our central delivery location is located close to main rail platform and bus terminal making it highly accessible from most locations of Adelaide and surrounding suburbs.


    There is public paid car parking available close to training venue.

  • Enrolment
  • Admission Criteria

    Applicants seeking entry into CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course should meet the following criteria.

    • Over 16 years of age and not enrolled at school or undertaking the program through an identified pathway will.
    • Have successfully completed year 10 of secondary school or equivalent or be of mature age.
    • Be a Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or an New Zealand citizen or an eligible Visa holder living in South Australia.
    • Be able to use and respond to written language, including some unfamiliar material in a variety of contexts.
    • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
    • Must be able to produce a clear National Police Certificate when requested.
    • Produce evidence of Influenza vaccination
    • Meet special enrolment conditions as required.
    • Photo Identification.
    • There are no prerequisite units of competence.

    How to enrol

    To enrol in our course is a quick and easy process that will have you in class and studying in no time.

    Simply click on the Enrol button and complete the enrolment form electronically.
    If you would like to find out a little more about our this course simply download the Course Brochure.
    Or request further information by clicking on the Enquire Now button and completing the form and one of our course consultants will contact you shortly.
    Enquire Now
    Alternatively you can contact on our enquiry line at
    1300 854 336 Toll Free.

    Once you have submitted your enrolment form we will confirm your eligibility and associated cost of the program. Don’t worry, there is no commitment up until you commence your course.

  • Career Outcomes
  • Possible Job Outcomes

    The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is an appropriate qualification for people seeking work in Early Childhood Education and Care industry. With an increase in parents needing to return to work there is a high demand for educators in the education and care sector. This qualification is generally identified as the minimal qualification required to work in this exciting and rewarding career.

    Possible Course Pathways

    Once students have completed their qualification at the certificate III level they may decide to continue their studies in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Candidates may also like to progress to higher level qualifications within the Education and care sector and across the broader community sector.

    The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires the completion of 15 units, however students wishing to enrol in this qualification must have sucesfully completed the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

    The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early childhood Education and Care

    This is an essential  qualification for people seeking work in the early childhood education industry.

    Possible job outcomes are:

    • Childhood Educator Assistant
    • Outside School Hours Aide
    • Preschool Assistant
    • Nanny
  • Fees
  • Fee Information




    Ten (10) fortnightly payments of $59.90

    Standard Fee   



    Ten (10) fortnightly payments of $119.80


    For further information: Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria

    Interest Free flexible payment plan options are available to suit the convenience of students.

    The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

    NOTE: Fees are calculated inline with the South Australian Vocational Education And Training – Training Fee Framework.

    There are many individual factors that may vary your applicable fees. Contact AEATS for a Fee quote.

    This course has been approved for Centrelink student allowances. More information on assistance available can be found on the Centrelink website www.centrelink.gov.au. For information regarding your individual eligibility please contact Centrelink on 132490 or visit your local Customer Service Centre.

    For more information or to confirm the cost of your course contact 1300 854 336 (Toll Free).

    The following students are entitled to the concession rate inline with the JobTrainer eligibility:

    1. a) Persons holding:

    –     A Pensioner Concession Card

    –     A Veteran Affairs concession card

    –     A Health Care Card

    1. b) Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of Austudy or Abstudy. Or evidence of being unemployed.
    2. c) Persons aged between 17 – 24 years and not enrolled at secondary school.
    3. d) Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

    Proof of eligibility for concession must be provided at the time of enrolment.

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