CHC30121 Certificate III in

Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in child care industry.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

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:

Course Modules

1.      HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

2.      HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

3.      CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

4.      CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity

5.      CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

6.      CHCECE032 Provide care for babies and toddlers

7.      CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

8.      CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

9.      CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children

10.  CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

11.  CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment

12.  CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice

13.  CHCECE054 Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures

14.  CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

15.  CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care

16. CHCECE039 Comply with family day care administration requirements

17. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

TABT has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:

  1. Multiple choice questions
  2. Case studies and Short Answer questions
  3. Workplace scenarios
  4. Observation
Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification by TABT. If a student successfully completes the units of competency, they will receive a Statement of Attainment relating to the units completed.

Course Details

Students have 12 months to complete this qualification. Students would expect to spend at least 16 study hours per week. During this period students shall be reading, conducting research, performing assessments and managing feedback.

It is expected that on average, students will have the following study load to complete this course:

160 hours of practical placement 

Work placement visits by the trainer.

Face-to-Face or Distance Learning (Webinar)

Course Requirements


  • ⭐️ Be aged 18 years or over.
  • ⭐️ Hold a current VIC Working with Children check.
  • ⭐️ Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Course Fees & Funding

If you reside in Victoria and hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent residency, or New Zealand citizenship, you may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Governments Funding for this course.

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