Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. They support implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Qualification Requirements

In order to successfully complete CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must complete 18 units, comprising of 15 core units and 3 elective units.

For details of the program carefully designed by National Institute of Training please download the course brochure.


This qualification is delivered over an 30-34 week period.


2 days per week, face to face classroom delivery or 5 days on practical placement.

Entry Requirements

Valid working with Children Check (WWC) for practical placement. Discussions will be undertaken with students to ensure suitability.

Work Placement

As part of the course students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours work placement for certain units of competency in a licensed and registered early childhood service. We will work closely with you to plan and prepare this placement which will include arranging a workplace, undertaking a working with children’s check.


Concession Rate: $737.20 Non-Concession: $2,470.00

*The Student Tuition Fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services or resource fees.

For detailed information on course fees and how they are handled (e.g. refunds, payment options and cooling off periods), please see P-033 Fees Charges and Refunds Policy and Procedure.