CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

The Early Childhood Education and Care course at Rosehill College prepares students to support and foster the development and wellbeing of young children. This program covers creating inclusive, safe, and engaging learning environments, promoting children’s health and safety, and developing educational programs. Students will learn to build positive relationships, support holistic development, and understand diversity and inclusion.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive curriculum with core and elective units
  • Practical placements for real-world experience
  • Focus on legal and ethical requirements

Career outcomes include roles such as Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Provider, and Preschool Assistant. Graduates can also advance to the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care for further career opportunities. This course is perfect for those passionate about making a positive impact on children’s lives.

Course Sector

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

Entry Requirements

All students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.

Domestic Students

  • Must have sufficient language, literacy, and numeracy skills as tested through a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment.
  • Students need to achieve ACSF level 3 for reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication to enter the course.

International Students

  • Must have an IELTS score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test at IELTS level 6.0.
  • Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Fees and Charges

International Students

  • Tuition Fee: $AU 16,500
  • Materials Fee: $AU 1,500
  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 18,000

Domestic Students

  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 9,200
  • Materials Fee: $AU 1,500
  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 10,700 assessment method

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

Assessment Methods

  • Regular Assessments: Weekly tests
  • Comprehensive Tests: At the end of each 10-week block
  • Trainer Assessments: Continuous reviews

Delivery Mode

The course is delivered through a blended learning approach, combining:

  • Online Learning: Access to interactive online resources and virtual classrooms.
  • Face-to-Face Classes: On-campus sessions with experienced trainers.
  • Practical Placements: Hands-on experience in early childhood education settings.

Course Duration

Total Duration: 52 weeks

Work Component

The course includes a significant practical component, providing students with hands-on experience in early childhood education settings. Students are required to complete 240 hours of work placement, ensuring they can apply theoretical knowledge in real-world environments, developing the skills necessary for effective practice in early childhood education and care.

Support Services

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


Employment Pathways

Potential employment options are as an educator in an early childhood education and care setting.

Further Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Policies and Procedures

Contact Information

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