CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Overview

Course Code: CHC30121
CRICOS Code: 108908C
Training Package: CHC – Community Services
Course Duration: 52 weeks
Classroom Location: Seven Hills, NSW


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.
If you are looking for a rewarding career in the early childhood education and care sector, this course is the key to all possibilities for you.

You can apply for the recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (Credit and/or Recognition of Prior Learning). The granting of Credit or RPL may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. Please refer to our ‘International Student Handbook’ for more details.





There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. However, ANIE has some generic entry requirements for the international students that include:

  • 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment 
  • Must have completed year 12 or equivalent 
  • IELTS overall band score 5.5 or more, or equivalent accredited English language test 
  • Participation in the Course Entry Interview and LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) test, if applicable





This program is delivered face-to-face in the classroom.
Additionally, the student will complete minimum 160 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia to achieve this qualification.





This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each, that also includes minimum 160 hours of work placement component, and 12 weeks of holidays (3 weeks per term) over the whole duration.


Fifteen (15) core units and two (2) elective units are required for the award of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. ANIE has selected the elective units according to the regulatory packaging rules and guided by the job outcomes sought, local industry requirements, and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
These units are:

These units are:

Unit CodeUnit Title Core/Elective
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversityCore
CHCECE031Support children’s health, safety and wellbeingCore
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlersCore
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of childrenCore
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningCore
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environmentCore
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practiceCore
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culturesCore
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and careCore
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and careCore
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care settingCore
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safetyCore
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessElective
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceElective



CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a course suitable for international students who are seeking to enter the early childhood education and care sector. Potential employment options for the graduates are as an Educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or other higher education qualifications in early childhood education and care.



Enrolling with us is pretty straightforward. Be sure to read all course information, our ‘International Student Handbook’ and the ‘Prospectus for International Students’ (all available on the ANIE website or on-campus) to ensure that this is the right course for you, and you can meet the entry requirements. Please consult with an Education Agent if you feel the need to do so. Once you are ready, complete our ‘Enrolment Form’ and submit it to us with the required documents attached.  From there, we will review the application and contact you or your education agent if you have nominated one to act on your behalf. If you require any further information in any phase of your enrolment process, please contact us by email or phone.

Welcome aboard! Accelerate your career by enrolling with Australian National Institute of Education.

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