Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Creating safe, happy, and healthy environments and cultures that encourage and nurture young minds to grow.
About the qualification
Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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.
Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, students should be able to:
demonstrate improved communication skills and working in a team
identify safe work practices and implement approved learning frameworks
perform the health, care and development of babies, toddlers and children.
Students will be required to complete 160 hours in a workplace approved by Work Savvy.
Successful completion of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may lead to employment opportunities, including:
Family Day Care Educator
Out-of-School Hours Care Assistant.
Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.
This qualification can be completed up to thirty-six months, dependent on the student's experience, Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Apply for CT or RPL during enrolment.
This course may be delivered through face-to-face, online, or work-based training. We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:
observation in a simulated workplace.
Units of Competency
This qualification consists of 17 units of competency, as shown below. Please call Work Savvy for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.
(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit
Support inclusion and diversity (C)
Support children's health, safety and wellbeing (C)
Nurture babies and toddlers (C)
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (C)
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (C)
Support the holistic learning and development of children (C)
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning (C)
Support children to connect with the natural environment (C)
Observe children to inform practice (C)
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures (C)
Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care (C)
Work effectively in children's education and care (C)
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (C)
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (C)
Participate in workplace health and safety (C)
Promote innovation in team environments (E)
Work with diverse people (E)
The following will be required for the enrolment process:
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
verifiable identification documents
completion of the LLN assessment.
Please visit www.usi.gov.au to create your USI.
This training program includes a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
New South Wales Work Placement requirements:
National Police Check clearance certificate
NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC)
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Current vaccination records may be required.
Applications for these clearances are made on an individual basis directly to the relevant government department. Application fees may apply.
Students will require access to appropriate technology and internet if the materials are delivered online.
This nationally recognised qualification is delivered and assessed by Work Savvy Pty Ltd, RTO ID 91778, ABN 20 132 057 384. This training will deliver skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with a disability.
This course is available on a fee-for-service basis at $9,500 per student. Should you require an RPL assessment, please contact us for fees and arrangements.
Deferment Fee (administration charges): $50
Replacement of Testamur/statement of attainment/Qualification Certificate: $50
Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit): $150
RPL assessment: Contact us for a quote
Please note: course fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates.
Work Savvy does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student's fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.