Want to work in the Early Childhood Education & Care industry?

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care

Achieve your dream of working with children!

Take your first steps into the world of early childhood and a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

• Care for babies and children to ensure their health and safety

• Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences

• Use an approved learning framework, support holistic developments through play and learning and MORE…

Completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip your with:

• A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirements to work as an Early Childhood Educator

• A First Aid certificate


HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyC20
CHCECE031Support children’s health, safety and wellbeingC160
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC40
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and careC60
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environmentC50
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlersC108
CGCECE030Support inclusion and diversityC63
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care settingC22
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of childrenC100
CHCECE034Use and approved learning framework to guide practiceC80
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningC75
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practiceC40
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenC100
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culturesC55
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleE40
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practicesE30
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and careC65

To complete the certificate, students must complete all of the above units.


FULL TIME: This program is delivered over 18 months. Classes are 1 day per week from 9.00am – 4.00pm

Upon course completion, students can move into the workforce or can look at furthering their qualifications through a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care or other areas of related study.


TOTAL PAYABLE$8732 $1917.80$721.16
Student Tuition Cost Per Hour$7.50$1.35$0.27
nominal Course Hours110811081108
Government ContributionN/A$7.50$11.76 
Payable HoursN/A11081108
Total Government Funding Contribution – 1108 HoursN/A$8310$13,030.08

Course & Fee Terms and Conditions
Fees are current as of May 2023
The delivery mode for all courses at Foundation Learning Centre is via face-to-face and a mix of flexible remote or online learning unless listed otherwise. Face-to-face is delivered onsite at Casey Campus: Malcolm Court, Narre Warren. Student tuition and materials fees as published are subject to change given an individuals circumstances at enrolment. To be eligible for a concession amount, a valid concession card must be produced at the time of enrolment.
*Approximate Government contribution to Foundation Learning Centre per eligible funded student per contract hour.


Please call 03 9704 7388 or email:

Melinda Brown