CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Queensford College (RTO 31736)


Duration: One year

115 Stage 2 Credits

Entry Requirements
Course Description

This course prepares students to work as early childhood educators in childcare centres and facilities. It is targeted at students who have a genuine interest in working with children.

In this course, students are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide education and care services to children and work within established legal and ethical frameworks. Students gain an understanding of the childcare sector and develop skills to support the physical and psychological development of children. 

Students also learn how to work in a diverse work environment and how to respond effectively to meet the needs of children and families in line with workplace requirements. 

This course is delivered by Queensford College (RTO 31736). 


Core Units
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's education and care
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Students completing this course may seek employment as early childhood educators or undertake further studies in early childhood education and care at Diploma level.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course specified in the training package; however, students must satisfy the school admission requirements and achieve satisfactory results in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

This course is delivered by Queensford College (RTO 31736) through the VET for School Students (VFSS) funding scheme. Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Supported by Government of South Australia.