We’re developing the next generation of childcare professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
6.5 Months
662 Hours
From $2,270

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The Certificate III in Early Childhood provides you the knowledge and skills required by child care workers across a range of early childhood education settings. Start a rewarding career in the booming child care industry as a qualified early childhood educator.

ChC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

About this course

Child care workers with a Certificate III qualification are able to implement an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the workplace, child care workers may work autonomously or under direct supervision.

Did you know that studying at Enable College can help you get further in the workplace? Find out more below.

Is this career path right for me?

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families? Do you have:

  • Reliability and flexibility?
  • The ability to be a good listener?
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative?
  • A friendly and caring approach?
  • The ability to relate to children and families from a wide variety of backgrounds?
  • A desire for a  career where you can make a difference in the lives of children
  • A creative and spontaneous nature?
  • The ability to work well as part of a team?
  • A love for being around children?

If you answered yes to the above, then this course will help you begin a rewarding career in the child care industry.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service
Courses from $2,270.

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.

Pathways in Early Childhood Education & Care

Certificate III is the launch pad for rewarding careers in the booming child care industry. This qualification unlocks many different career choices by providing you with the skills and expertise to work within a range of early childhood education settings. This course is also a stepping stone to further qualifications in child services, including Certificate IV and Diploma.


  • Child Care Assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Child care worker
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Recreation assistant
  • Nanny
  • Mobile assistant

Course Units

This course is made up of 18 units of study, divided into 15 core and 3 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

Core Units [15]
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
+ 3 ELECTIVES of choice
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Eduation and Care is offered as both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus or through our blended learning model. Through our blended learning model you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. To find out the best option for you to study aged care, call Enable College and speak with one of or course advisors today.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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