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What will I learn?

Gain the skills you need to provide quality education to children

If you love working with children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in home, centre, or school-based environments, but many students go on to study higher level courses before gaining employment.

You’ll learn practical skills in areas such as first aid, work health and safety (WHS) processes, effective interaction with children, nutritional food provision, childhood development, sustainable practices, appropriate care for babies and children up to 12 years, and responding to young people at risk.

Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which can be delivered in a variety of ways to fit in with your work or lifestyle.

This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment in roles such as kindergarten assistant, school aged-care assistant, nanny, family day care carer or early childhood educator assistant. The course can be completed full time over six months.

Once complete, you can extend your skills by studying Chisholm’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

Unit code Unit Description
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

Career pathways

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Possible job outcome

  • family day care carer
  • school aged care assistant
  • early childhood education assistant
  • nanny
  • occasional care coordinator
  • nanny
  • family day care coordinator
  • early childhood centre educator



Study options

Full Time (39 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$6,750.00 (US$ 5,014) per year
Tuition fee (GST exempt) AUD $6,750 plus AUD $420 (material and student services fees).
Start date

Expected April, July 2022


Chisholm Institute

Dandenong Campus,

121 Stud Road,



3175, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (39 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$6,750.00 (US$ 5,014) per year
Tuition fee (GST exempt) AUD $6,750 plus AUD $420 (material and student services fees).
Start date

Expected April, July 2022


Berwick Campus

25 Kangan Drive,



3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Australian Year 11 or overseas equivalent, Police and Working with Children checks (obtained in Australia), Telephone interview required.

IELTS (academic) - 5.5

TOEFL (internet based) - 46

PTE (academic) - 42

Cambridge Advanced CAE - 47

Occupational English Test OET - Pass

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.