CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Rosehill College prepares educators to support children’s wellbeing and development in regulated care services in Australia. Graduates may work independently or under guidance in settings such as long day care, family day care, pre-schools, or kindergartens.

Course Sector

Sector: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS Course Code: 115438C
VET National Code: CHC30121
Course Level: Certificate III
Course Language: English
Duration: 52 weeks

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students:

  • Age: Must be over 18 years
  • Language Proficiency: ACSF level 3 in reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication.

International Students:

  • Age: Must be over 18 years
  • English Proficiency: IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • Academic: Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Fees and Charges

  • Tuition Fee (Domestic Students): $AU 9,200
  • Tuition Fee (International Students): $AU 16,500
  • Materials Fee: $AU 1,500
  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 10,700 (Domestic) / $AU 18,000 (International)

Course Details

Units of Competency:

  • Core Units:
    • CHCECE030: Support inclusion and diversity
    • CHCECE031: Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing
    • CHCECE032: Nurture babies and toddlers
    • CHCECE033: Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CHCECE034: Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CHCECE035: Support the holistic learning and development of children
    • CHCECE036: Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    • CHCECE037: Support children to connect with the natural environment
    • CHCECE038: Observe children to inform practice
    • CHCECE054: Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
    • CHCECE055: Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
    • CHCECE056: Work effectively in children’s education and care
    • CHCPRT001: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • HLTAID012: Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
    • HLTWHS001: Participate in work health and safety
  • Elective Units:
    • CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
    • HLTFSE001: Follow basic food safety practices

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom-based Learning
  • Structured Self-study
  • Workplace Training

Work Component

  • Hours/Week: 20
  • Total Weeks: 9
  • Total Hours: 180

Assessment Methods

  • Written Quizzes: Test theoretical knowledge
  • Projects and Portfolios: Apply practical skills
  • Role Plays and Presentations: Simulate real-world scenarios

Course Duration

Total Duration: 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)
Weekly Commitment: 20 hours per week

Support Services

  • Academic Support: Tutoring and study groups
  • Welfare Support: Counseling services and career advice


  • Employment Opportunities: Early childhood educator roles in various care settings
  • Further Study: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121)

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Contact Information

Admissions Office:
Phone: +61 (02) 7228 0008