Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Children's Services
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 6-8 months
Part Time: 1 year
Course Cost
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Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Traineeship; Full Time

Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Email: w.foord@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0616
Email: F.deHaan@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

The course combines face-to-face and flexible practical classes with work placement to build your confidence and skills in working with children.

You will also learn how to provide children with a safe and healthy environment and work with children who have additional needs.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Childcare Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age or over as of course commencement date with a general interest in the Children Services field. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.

Opportunities For Further Study

For graduates of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care who continue into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and successfully complete it, there may be articulation into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies at Federation University that specialise in Early Childhood Studies.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

Yes. Depending on pre-requisite requirements.

Course Times

15 core units and 3 elective units

Unit Code Core Unit Name
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

3 Electives to be allocated