CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Melbourne City College Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 110430G

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Child Care Training is perfect for people who are willing to start a career in early childhood. This course will guide you through the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children. You will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and learn how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. 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.


To be awarded the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, competency must be achieved with total of Eighteen (18) units, consisting of:

  • Fifteen (15) Core Units
  • Three (3) Elective Units

The selected elective units will provide learners with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Pathways for Students

After achieving this qualification, students may continue their studies in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Mode of Delivery

Classroom Based Face-to- Face Training & Work Placement

Assessment Methods

Written tests, projects, log book and observations

Qualification Hours

858 Hours (Including Work Placement)

Work Placement Hours

160 Hours (Placements will be provided by college)

Career Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out of school hour’s care and family day care.

Job roles include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

Training Methodology

The training methodology for this training program will ensure that the course is

  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • Hands-on training/work placement
  • Access to equipment and teaching personnel
  • Student Mentoring
  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Fair

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
7,000 Per Year
Read moreTuition: 7,000 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee (Non - Refundable): 200; Materials & Services: 200
16 Jan 2023
17 Apr 2023
10 Jul 2023
48 weeks
Full time
Melbourne City College Australia
Melbourne Campus
Level 9, 120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Minimum 18 years of age

Completion of Year 11 or equivalent

English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

All applicants are required to submit a Working with Children Check and a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencement of the learners' work placement


Melbourne City College Australia
Melbourne Campus
Level 9, 120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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