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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Your career in childcare begins with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care!

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Certificate 3 in Childcare

  1. Do you enjoy working with children?
  2. Do you have a caring and teaching nature?
  3. Do you wish to make a difference in a young person’s development?

Then childcare is for you!

Enter the dynamic and ever-growing childcare sector with the industry minimum that’s required: the Certificate III in Childcare.

The Certificate III prepares you for a rewarding career in the in-demand childcare industry.

During this course and through your placement, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Provide care to children and supervise them during play, sleeping, and eating
  2. Facilitate leisure, games, activities, and learning
  3. Enable and encourage them to achieve developmental outcomes

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered face to face in the classroom, online or blended learning with simulated childcare environments, and through work placement.

Following completion of this course, students may choose to advance their studies with the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Certificate 3 in childcare work placement

As part of your Certificate III qualification, you’ll be required to complete 160 hours of work placement in a registered childcare facility.

Work placement is organised for you to be completed at one of Academia’s industry partners that we organise and manage for you. During placement, you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you have learnt in the classroom!

Academia has a strong industry connections; currently, we are partnered with more than 70 childcare facilities.

Career Pathways

Those who obtain their Certificate III In Childcare can enter the dynamic industry and thrive in roles such as:

  1. Childcare educator
  2. Family day care educator
  3. Nanny
  4. Educational support staff
  5. Teacher aide


After the successful completion of CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you can entry to:

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. This course will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice skills that they have learnt in classroom through placement at a registered Childcare Facility.
  2. This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placements.

Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Melbourne

As the childcare industry continues to grow, it needs passionate, caring people like you to support children during their most influential years!

Want to enjoy a fulfilling career in childcare? It all starts with the right qualification. The Certificate 3 in Early Childhood in Melbourne is the industry minimum, so let's get you on your way to a brilliant new career with Academia.

Cert 3 Childcare Brisbane

From supporting children with their daily routines through to teaching fundamental social and physical skills, the role of a childcare educator cannot be undermined!

Get ready to start a fulfilling career caring for the most important little people in our lives with Academia's Cert 3 in Childcare course in Brisbane.

Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Code: CHC30121
Course Name: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code: 108146G
CRICOS Duration: 52 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes 160 hours practical placement in a childcare centre.

Units of competency

Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
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
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