Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care
Course Code: CHC30121 | CRICOS Code: 111821F


Children Services

Delivery Mode



56 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: CHC30121 | CRICOS Code: 111821F


The course, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, gives a deeper insight to the role of Educators in Early Childhood Education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Their main focus is to support children’s well-being and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators generally use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgement when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They work independently or under the guidance of others, though in certain circumstances the guidance provided may not be on-site.

Usually, Early Childhood Educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration : 56 Weeks

Tuition Fee: $AUD 18,000

Material Fee:$AUD 2,500

Total Fee:$AUD 20,500

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
21st August, 2023 29th January, 2024
09th October, 2023 04th March, 2024
13th November 2023 22th April, 2024
27th May, 2024
15th July, 2024
19th August, 2024
07th October, 2024
11th November 2024
Entry Requirement
The following are the admission requirements:- Eligibility Criteria: – Here’s your check list to check your eligibility: –
  • The candidate must complete 18yrs of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Potential candidates may be asked to undertake an LLN Assessment / Enrolment Interview prior to acceptance.
  • The candidate needs to ensure that they have completed anyone of the following:Australian Year 12 or an equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • The candidates need to secure the English level of IELTLS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent such as.,
  • IELTS Requirements-
    • The candidates need to secure the English level of IELTLS 6.0 overall, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent such as.,
    • IBT 60
    • PTE Academic 50
    • CAE 169
    • OET C
    • Duolingo 95
    • General English Advanced*
    • MOI Certificate
    • Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • The candidate must have the ability to undertake a work placement at a regulated child care centre.
*General English Upper Intermediate is generally considered to be between 5-5.5 IELTS.

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work-based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

A candidate is only entitled for the Certificate, once they have successfully completed all units of the course – CHC30121-CERTIFICATE III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

On the other hand, candidates who have done a partial completion of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment, for the units they are deemed competent.

It is mandatory to complete work placement hours to be eligible for attainment of this qualification.

Career Pathway
On completion of this course the candidate is opened to opportunities to seek employment as: –
  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Home-based Care Worker
Vocational Placement

This qualification requires that the learner completes a total of at least 160 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Essential Information


ISMT College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. At the same time, accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment, awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements.

We also consider and grant Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process wherein candidates’ skills and knowledge that has been gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training will be formally recognised.

ISMT College will discuss with the candidate the process and options for RPL, during the entry process and interview stage. The suitability of the candidate is often determined on how much experience one had in certain area, their work history and previous training. If RPL is determined that as a candidate you have a possibility. Then you will be provided with a kit, that will guide you in working through each unit, to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


It has been made mandatory for all students studying VET coursed in Australia to use a USI. The USI is available online & free of cost to the student. The USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed.

The candidate is required to visit the official USI website: –

https://www.usi.gov.au/students/international-offshore for more information.

Note: –

A USI can only be created after you have arrived in Australia and information on how to do this will be included in your orientation.


ISMT College ensures all candidates that relevant resources are available. So that, the candidates may settle in well, smoothly transit life in new place & achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our dedicated staff puts in their efforts to assist in how to seek help with the local welfare and guidance services.


ISMT College provides orientation to assist students through culturally appropriate program. Candidates are requested to refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.ismt.edu.au. Candidates will only be permitted to attend classes after they have completed the orientation session for the enrolled course.

Pathway From Qualification

After completing this course, the candidates may continue their education into CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Units Of Competency
The CHC30121 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care requires the completion of the following 17 Units (including 15 core and 2 electives).
Core Units
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
Electives Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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