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Course Duration / Location

52 Weeks (40 weeks study and 12 weeks holiday) Sydney Campus

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CRICOS Course Code: 112988H

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 180 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 1)

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

The Training Package does not specify any entry requirements for this qualification.

Canberra College of Management and Technology (hereafter CCMT) has its own following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed Australian Year-12 or equivalent school studies.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 in overall grade or equivalent in other English tests* (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Participate in a course entry interview to demonstrate their suitability for the course.
  • Participate in LLN Test conducted by CCMT.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • Students who have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • citizens and passport holders of one of the following English‑speaking countries: UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • students who have successfully completed in Australia in the English language either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or 50% of the units at a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, in the two years before applying for the student visa.

 *Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that Canberra College of Management and Technology can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in overall grade.

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks in total. Of these, 31 weeks will be spent for training & assessment, 9 weeks for Work Placement and 12 weeks for term breaks. These 40 weeks of training, assessment and work placement will be spread over 5 terms. There will be 3 weeks of holidays after the end of each term (except term 5). There will be no term break after the last term.

Fifteen (15) core units and Two (2) elective units totaling Seventeen (17) units are required to pass for the award of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The costs for this course are as follows:

Application Processing Fee$250 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Tuition fees:AUD $15,000
Materials Fees:AUD $300
Total Course Fee:AUD $15,550

The study materials are provided to students by CCMT and are included in total course fees.

This qualification will be delivered 14 hours face to face per week in the campus and 6 hours online per week. To achieve this qualification from Canberra College of Management and Technology (hereafter CCMT), the students must have completed at least 180 hours of work placement in a compliant childcare centre. All students have to obtain Working With Children Check certificate and First Aid unit before work placement

  • Target groups for the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are international students who are:

    • Seeking to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Care sector
    • Seeking to enter a new sector.
    • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

    CCMT expects that a student will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts in English within a variety of contexts. S/he will be able to use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts and will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics.

Students may approach to higher studies in the similar filed after completion of this Certificate. Potential employment options are as a Childcare Worker, and relevant designations Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of higher education qualifications in Community Services sector e.g. Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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 workplace health and safety

Elective units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective

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