CHC30113: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Would you love to work with children and build a rewarding career in child care?

Early Education and Care is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Quality carers and educators are highly sought after, which means increased career opportunities for those who dream of working with children. The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with a great introduction to children's services and the skills required to start a career as an Early Childhood Educator. 

This Nationally Recognised Course is designed to give you valuable knowledge and skills when it comes to supporting children's wellbeing, education and development, and working within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and Quality Standards. 

What can I do with a Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care? 

Upon completion of the Certificate, you will be an Early Childhood Educator. This means you could gain employment as a Early Childhood Educator, Child Care Assistant, Family Day Carer or Nanny.  

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Use an approved framework to guide practice
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Work with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Support the holistic development of children
  • Work within legal and ethical frameworks

What are my study options?

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is offered by Blended learning (online distance with Workplacement) and Employment based which includes Traineeships.

Atkinson Child Care College's traineeships are entirely work-based focused and individually tailored to assist and support you through the duration of your qualification. Contact us for more information on undertaking a traineeship today.  

Will I need to do workplace training?

Workplace training is a mandatory requirement for this course. Atkinson Child Care College will arrange all aspects of your placement and ensure you receive valuable on-the-job experience within a quality Centre.

What does the course cost? 

Atkinson Child Care College prides itself on offering affordable education and training. We have access to Smart and Skilled funding for NSW residents and payment options (from $95 per fortnight) which are available to eligible students. click here for more information.

How long will it take to complete the course? 

Our Blended learning study mode enables you to complete the course at your own pace. The Certificate III is usually a 12 month program that can be adapted to meet your individual learning needs.

Will my course be recognised?

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a Nationally Recognised Training program. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Atkinson Child Care College only use Nationally Recognised Training Packages endorsed by National Skills Standards Council (NSSC). This is your guarantee that your course is accredited and recognised nationally.

When can I start?

You can commence studying online or by distance at any time. Click here to apply now. 

What is recognition of prior learning (RPL) and how will it apply?

RPL is the acknowledgement of skills obtained through work experience, life experience, formal training and informal training. At Atkinson Child Care College, we understand that learning takes place in a variety of settings and are able to assess specific competencies based on the existing skills you have. This is offered to all students and is particularly valuable to those with current or prior experience in Children's Services. 

How can I find out more about the course?

For more information call 4942 2300 or email