This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • Students must have sufficient literacy and language English skills and may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to undertaking training to ensure they have the required skills to undertake training at this level
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to under some assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.
For additional information regarding the specific units listed please visit (Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care).

Unit Outline

You will be required to be competent in 18 units, consisting of 15 core unit and 3 elective units of competency as below.

  • at least 1 must be selected from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.



CHCORG303CElectiveParticipate effectively in the work environment
HTWHS001CoreParticipate in workplace health and safety
CHCCS400CCoreWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCPRT001CoreIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE005CoreProvide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004CorePromote and provide healthy food and drink
CHCECE002CoreEnsure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003CoreProvide care for children
CHCECE011CoreProvide experiences to support child’s play and learning
CHCECE010CoreSupport the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013CoreUse information about children to inform practice
CHCECE009CoreUse an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE007CoreDevelop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE001CoreDevelop cultural competence
HLTHIR404DCoreWork effectively with Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people
CHCECE012ElectiveSupport children to connect with their world
CHCECE006ElectiveSupport behaviour of children and young people
HLTHIR403CElectiveWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTAID004CoreProvide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Licensing/Regulatory Information

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Qualify Me we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This is exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.
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Sometimes it’s hard to understand all these figures, so why not speak to a career advisor today! We are here to help you make the right decision on your study and career prospects!

Sometimes it’s hard to understand all these figures, so why not speak to a career advisor today! We are here to help you make the right decision on your study and career prospects!

Career Outcomes

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Preschool Assistant

Study Pathways

Upon successful completion of this qualification you can undertake further study in Certificate IV in Exploring Early Childhood relevant qualifications. Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team or visiting

Can I apply?

This program is available to those with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.


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