CHC30121 Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

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. Supporting children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete a total of at 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service.


Imagine stepping into a realm where you can craft magical moments. 🎩🌟

Your stage? A regulated children’s education and care service. 🌏

Unleash your hidden magic with our Early Childhood Certificate III course


  • Champion Wellbeing: You’re guiding little hearts, developing happiness and health. 🤗❤️
  • Spark Potential:  ignite, curiosity, creativity, and growth. 🚀🌱
  • Approved Learning Frameworks: Artistically, weave knowledge into play, and play into wisdom. 🎨📚
  • Nurturing tomorrow’s Bright Minds with well-honed skills
Number of units

17 in total – 15 Core and 2 Elective



Up to 12 Months from the date of commencement


Delivery method

Online self-paced learning (except for First Aid)


·         Each unit of work is accompanied by pre-recorded webinars to guide through each of the assessments

·         Weekly Online tutorial sessions with your highly experienced Trainer scheduled every Monday and Wednesday.

·         Additional Trainer support will be available via email & phone where required by the student.


Course has direct observation requirements for some units which will be directly observed to be signed off.  This is in addition to supervisor/third party observation for other requirements.


NOTE: The first Aid unit will be delivered face to face in north Brisbane.  Participants will need to make their own way for this one day training for HLTAID012    Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


Please note no tutorials for the first week of every school holidays (QLD) and a 3 week shut down over Xmas.

Tutorials /Assistance
  • Weekly online sessions – Monday and Wednesday 1pm – 2.30pm (QLD Time)
  • One on one online sessions for trainer support available Mondays and Wednesday as required.
  • Email and phone support available as required.
Location Online delivery in the Greater Brisbane area only (Brisbane / North Brisbane / Caboolture), as some units will require direct observation of the trainer.
Pre-requisites None

Student requirements



Must be 16 years of age to enrol


Students must attain a Working with Children Card (volunteer or paid) within the first 6 weeks of enrolment.

Work experience

160 practical hours of work experience are required in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Work experience placements will be organised periodically throughout the enrolment.



You will need access to a computer and reliable Wi-Fi for the duration of your course. Students must have access to Microsoft Suite including (Word).


Course information material is written and includes some numerical calculations. If you do not hold a Year 12 pass or Certificate level lll qualification Worklinks will provide you with a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolment in the course to assess your ability and any support that may be required including reasonable adjustments where necessary.



Option 1 Option 3
Pay upfront 12 monthly payments

1 payment of $1499 (includes enrolment fee)


Total $1499


SALE: First 10 participants $990.00


12 payments of $112 over 12 month (plus $299 enrolment fee)


Total: $1,643

This option saves up to $144 on the monthly payment plans! This option provides the best flexible payment options



The total course fee of $1643 must be paid before certification.



Core units:


Support inclusion and diversity


Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing


Nurture babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Support the holistic learning and development of children


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Support children to connect with the natural environment


Observe children to inform practice


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


Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care


Work effectively in children’s education and care


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


Participate in workplace health and safety


Elective units:


Reflect on and improve own professional practice 


Work with diverse people