Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Distance & Workshop Mode

Qualified Educator

Industry Focused

No Course Entry Requirement


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 Outcome

Completion of this course is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education sector. You will develop skills in:

  • effective interaction and communication with children
  • appropriate care for babies, toddlers & children
  • nutrition
  • first aid, health and safety
  • working legally and ethically.

After successful completion, you can choose to pathway into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education Care.

Career Opportunities

This industry-focused certificate will prepare you for a rewarding career in children’s services.

Potential job titles include:

  • early childhood educator
  • outside school hours care assistant
  • playgroup supervisor
  • recreation assistant
  • family day care worker
  • nanny
  • childhood educator/assistant.

Employment for childcare workers and out of school hours care workers is expected to grow strongly over the next five years


Course Entry Requirement

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Community Services Training Package.

Noting this, Think Academy of Business and Technology requires persons who undertakes this course to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Hold a current VIC Working with Children check.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording care routines, maintaining education and care notes, providing written feedback to parents, recording medication and nutritional information, interpreting workplace policy and procedure, reporting hazards, preparing child development sessions.

Units of Competency


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

CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
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


BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people


TABT has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:
● Multiple choice questions
● Case studies and Short Answer questions
● Observation
● Projects
● Workplace Log Book

Mode of Delivery

Classroom-based training

Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations:

Level 3, 2 Brandon Park Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Virtual Classroom (Webinar) & Distance Learning

Attending classes at the comfort of your home.

Course Duration

Students have 12 months to complete this qualification. Students would expect to spend at least 18 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:


Work Placement

– 120 hours of practical placement
– Work placement visits by the trainer.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) qualification by Think Academy of Business & Technology. If a student successfully completes the units of competency, they will receive a Statement of Attainment relating to the units completed.


 Nationally recognised Certificate and Diploma courses.