Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (108495H)

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 daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at 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.


No pathway

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Child Care worker
Course Structure
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity Core
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing Core
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers Core
CHECEC033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHECEC034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children Core
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment Core
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice Core
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture Core
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care Core
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective



  • TERM 1-2/01/2023-31/12/2023
  • TERM 1 Mid-6/02/2023-4/02/2024
  • TERM 2-3/04/2023-31/03/2024
  • TERM 2 Mid-1/05/2023-5/05/2024
  • TERM 3-3/07/2023-1/07/2024
  • TERM 3 Mid-7/08/2023-5/08/2024
  • TERM 4-2/10/2023-30/09/2024
  • TERM 4 Mid-6/11/2023-4/11/2024


  • TERM 1-01/01/2024-30/12/2024
  • TERM 1 Mid-05/02/2024-03/02/2025
  • TERM 2-01/04/2024-31/03/2025
  • ERM 2 Mid-06/05/2024-05/05/2025
  • TERM 3-01/07/2024-31/05/2025
  • TERM 3 Mid-05/08/2024-04/08/2025
  • ERM 4-30/09/2024-06/10/2025
  • TERM 4 Mid-04/11/2024-03/11/2025
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