Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code: 110949JCourse Code: CHC30121

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.

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Pathway from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or a range of Diploma level qualifications within the CHC Community Services Training Package, or other Training Packages.

Course duration and fees

The total duration will be 52 weeks including the breaks.

See: Academic Calendar & Fees for detailed information.

Qualification sturcture

  1. Course Units
    HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
    CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
    CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
    CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
    CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
    CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCSAC009 Support the holistic development of children in school age care
    CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
    CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that individuals should:

  • Be 18 years or older; and
  • Have completed Year 11 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.
  • International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • A working with children check is required for work placement and for gaining employment.

Jobs Roles

  • Early Childhood Educator

  • Family day care educator

  • Preschool assistant

  • Nanny or in home care educator

Mode of Course Delivery

67% Face-to-face + 33% Online + 170 hours of mandatory work placement

Work Placement

Students are required to participate in a minimum of 170-hour practical placement within an accredited early childhood education and care service.

Students are responsible for finding their own work placement however BBI has agreements with different Childcare centres which students may contact if they can’t find their own.


The Class timetable may differ from the actual(face-to-face) class timetable. The nature of student support and engagement may also vary during this online delivery period.

Please contact the college if you have any enquiries regarding the mode of delivery and the timetable

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