What will I learn?

Course Overview

Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

Student will learn the importance of being responsive caregivers while respecting diversity, identity and the rights of children. Vocational placements provide students with the opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills as they engage with children. Students are offered a balance between theoretical and practical experience. Our curriculum is current, responsive to the changes in this industry and is designed to provide you with the needed hands-on experience to develop the expertise you need to work with children.

What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 18

15 core units
3 elective units

Mandatory Units

  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • 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 workplace health and safety

Suggested Elective Units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • CHCECE015 Attend to daily functions in home based child care
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school aged care
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • SRCCRO008B Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment

Career Pathways

This qualification may provide employment opportunities in a center-cased care, out of school hour care etc. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification:

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Outside School Carer
  • Assistant Educator in child care centers
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Qualified Nanny



Study options

Full Time (51 weeks, this includes term breaks)

Tuition fees
A$10,000.00 (5,35,332) per year
Start date

September 2021, January 2022, April 2022


InTech Institute of Technology

Brisbane Campus,

21 Parkview Street,



4064, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age

Additional requirements

Students must have the following before commencing work placement

A current Working with Children Check– Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child related work (this includes work placement).

National Police Check

Most qualifications require successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent overseas/ Australian qualifications. Applicants who do not meet these academic prerequisites but have relevant work experience may apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or TOEFL PBT score of 530 or TOEFL CBT score of 197 or TOEFL;
  • IBT overall score 71 ( No band less than 70) or equivalent