Course Information

Qualification Name: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Qualification Code: CHC30121
CRICOS Code: 113932E
Course Duration: 52 Weeks
Study Mode: Face to face, online and blended 
Tuition Fee: $12,575.00

Course Description

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. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolling into the program individuals are informed of admissions and prerequisite criteria they must meet to be able to study this program. This information includes that an individual:
  • Must be minimum 18 years old.
  • Complete a Formal LLN test All prospective students are required to attend an interview with the relevant Trainer or Student Support Officer and the outcomes of this review are recorded on the Pre-Training Review form. Students must demonstrate adequate core skills of being able to learn, read, write, research, use technology, work in teams and count as these skills are embedded in the study of this program.
  • Must supply IIBIT with a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.

Delivery Locations


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Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9269 0077


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Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000