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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121-Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    880 Hours
  • Full Fee

    2,500 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery


You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months

Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

The importance of early childhood care and education in Australia is evident. Not only do these programs provide children with a strong foundation, but they also have a positive impact on the economy. Pursue Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to upskill your role as an educator if you are working in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. The course will help you with an overall development in areas like:

  • Support children’s wellbeing and development.
  • An approved learning framework
  • Advanced guidelines on recent policies and procedures undertaken by the Australian government in schools and preschools.

After successfully completing the course, you will acquire the following skills:

  • Competency
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Nationally accredited course certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Online

There is a huge requirement for educators in early childhood education and care in Australia in the coming years.

How much does a Child care educators make in Australia

$60,000 / Annual

Based on 2 salaries

The average child care educators salary in Australia is $60,000

Source: au.talent.com)

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

*Fully online IHNA Online curriculum * Can be completed in as little as 3 months

Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.

Career Opportunity

After the successful completion of the course the candidates may gain employment as Early childhood educators in various places such as:

  • Day care centres
  • Family day care
  • Pre-schools
  • kindergartens

“A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career”

What will I study?

  • CHCECE055

    Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education & care

  • CHCECE056

    Work effectively in children’s education & care

  • CHCECE032

    Nurture babies and toddlers

  • CHCECE037

    Support children to connect with the natural environment

  • CHCECE038

    Observe children to inform practice

  • HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

  • CHCECE054

    Encourage understanding of aboriginal torres strait islander peoples cultures

  • CHCPRT001

    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • CHCECE030

    Support inclusion & diversity

  • CHCECE031

    Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

  • 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

  • HLTAID012

    Provide emergency response in an education and care setting

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • CHCPRP003

    Reflect and improve own professional practice

Course Module

Successful completion of this course requires you to complete a total 17 Units –

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units

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IHNA Online Admission requirements

There is no formal entry requirements for this course, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.

Applicants are required to be 16+ years old and above.

Successful completion of an ACSF test with demonstrated competence as per IHNA Online LLN requirements (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is also essential for students to possess basic computer skills.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Additional Requirements

We have listed down a few additional requirements for professional experience placement check below:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • Working with children check.
  • Applicable immunization certification like COVID-19 Certificate – IHNA Online highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunization.


There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

Pathways to this Course Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Diploma of Early childhood Education and Care
  • Diploma of School Aged Children and Care

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.

Evidence required

Among the other evidence, we require a list of:

  • A statement of attainment or testamur and transcript is required
  • If it is possible to access the students’ USI transcript with their permission; to obtain evidence of completed national recognized training.
  • Applicants for credit transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified award or statement of attainment, and submit the application to the course coordinator.
  • The course coordinator will further check the submitted award or statement of attainment and grant credit transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another registered training organization.
  • The student and the course coordinator must sign the completed credit transfer record.
  • Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any credit transfer granted.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

To become an early childhood educator the starting requirement will be to complete a 4-years Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or similar Course from a recognised institution. On the other hand, you also have a choice to complete a 2 to 3 years Diploma or certificate course of Early Childhood Education. For more details you can check @


You learn a plethora of concepts and skills in a certified childhood educator course some of the skills include

  • Developing curriculum and study material
  • Teaching healthy and safety habits in a proper manner
  • Using principles of child psychology
  • Human overall development
  • Helping young children with language development who has difficulty in speaking

Though there are no fixed numbers but the average educators in Australia is paid around $60,000 per year

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