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Certificate III

in Early Childhood

Education and Care

Our very popular CHC30121 – Certificate III in 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, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate improved workplace communication skills and working in a team;

  • Identify safe work practices and implement approved learning frameworks; and

  • Understand health, care and development of babies, toddlers and children.


Successful completion of the CHC30121 – Certificate in III Early Childhood Education and Care, may lead to employment opportunities, such as:

  • Early Childhood Teacher;

  • Family Day Care Educator; or

  • Child Care Attendant.

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, prior to enrolment students are required to provide their Working with Children's Check clearance number, National Police Check clearance certificate; Unique Student Identifier and photo identification. Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. All requirements are subject to change at any time as per amendments to the Public Health Orders.



We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.


Students must complete a total of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Learners will receive information regarding work-placement arrangements before they enrol.



This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by Work Savvy Training may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete the course in a shorter period of time. The duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment



Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face and Online, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.


Units of Competency

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit


This qualification consist of 17 units of competence. Please call Work Savvy Training
for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

  • CHCECE030 - Support inclusion and diversity (C)

  • CHCECE031 - Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing (C)

  • CHCECE032 - Nurture babies and toddlers (C)

  • CHCECE033 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (C)

  • CHCECE034 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (C)

  • CHCECE035 - Support the holistic learning and development of children (C)

  • CHCECE036 - Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (C)

  • CHCECE037 - Support children to connect with the natural environment (C)

  • CHCECE038 - Observe children to inform practice (C)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (E)

  • CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures (C)

  • CHCECE055 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care (C)

  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care (C)

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (C)

  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (C)

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (C)

  • BSBSTR401  Promote innovation in a team (E)

Fees & Charges.


This course is available on a fee-for-service basis:

  • $4,500

  • 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.

  • 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: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates.


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