Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC30121

Institute of Health and Nursing Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03386G

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children\u2019s education and care services in Australia. They support children\u2019s 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.To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children\u2019s 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 occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children\u2019s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.


  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Promote innovation in team environments
  • Support inclusion and diversity
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work with diverse people
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • Nurture babies and toddlers
  • Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • Attend to daily functions in home-based child care
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • Observe children to inform practice
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Follow basic food safety practices
  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Comply with family day care administration requirements

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
HCI - Parramatta International: $8,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 1200 hours
  • Flexible Delivery : 1200 hours
HCI - Perth International: $8,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 1200 hours
  • Flexible Delivery : 1200 hours
IHNA M-4 International: $8,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 1200 hours
  • Flexible Delivery : 1200 days

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