CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program Details:

Qualification Code and Name: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Description:

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centers, family daycare, pre-schools, or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification, or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 17

• 15 core unit

• 2 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:
Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

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

Elective Units

BSBSTR401 – Promote innovation in team environments
BSBSUS411 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Entry Requirements:

No entry requirements for this qualification.


Students may continue to study and enroll in our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 and then a Bachelor of Education (Early Years and Primary) or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Career Opportunities:


Early Childhood Worker

Early Childhood Educator

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