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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education And Care
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education And Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education And Care

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  • Level:Certificate III
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Additional Work Placement requirements:

  • Are over the age of 18

  • Possess a Police check (which is required for placement).

  • Have a Working With Children Check (WWCC)

  • Have a reasonable level of fitness to complete manual and physically demanding tasks, such as bending, lifting, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Updated Vaccination Record

  • Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience

  • A valid passport

  • have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in the English Language

  • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates

English Requirements

This course is available to international students who are able to provide the requirements stated on the enrolment form:

Minimum requirements:

  • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in any band, or equivalent(refer to

Course Information

The Certificate III in Early Childcare Education and Care is delivered from our campus in Windsor, Sydney. 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 a certificate 3 in childcare at New Era Institute, students must complete a total of 180 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

For students looking for childcare courses in Sydney or regional NSW, please note that all our childcare courses are delivered from our Windsor, Sydney campus. All qualifications are recognised throughout Australia and designed for people who want to start or progress their career in childcare and early education.


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Total number of units = 17

15 core units

2 elective units

Core Units 

  • Support inclusion and diversity                       

  • Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

  • Nurture babies and toddlers

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

  • Support the holistic learning and development of children

  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • Support children to connect with the natural environment

  • Observe children to inform practice

  • Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

  • Work effectively in children’s education and care

  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units                                                                                         

  • Work with diverse people                                                                  

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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Pathway Courses


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

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Successful completion of the CHC30121 Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including Early Childhood Educator, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide and Preschool Assistant.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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