CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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About the course

Become a qualified educator in the early childhood field.

It is now mandatory for all workers in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care to have the Certificate III as a minimum qualification.

The course has been designed in consultation with industry and includes both theory and hands-on learning. Topics covered include Children’s Health and Safety, Play and Development, Physical and Emotion wellbeing, Culture and Community and First Aid.

The learning experience is enhanced with weekly sessions delivered by our experienced trainers and assessors using a variety of resources and learning activities such as, participation in Supported Play groups for hands on experience.


Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by Living & Learning Nillumbik.

You will complete placement over 2 blocks, hours and days depending on availability.

A current working with children check, and COVID vaccination is required.

We work with over 20 early childhood services across the region for student placements and professional networks.  Our relationship with these early childhood services helps us to provide training that is relevant and up-to-date, promotes best practice, and also creates employment opportunities for graduates.

Our placement model offers maximum support for our learners with a balance of theoretical learning and the practical application of your knowledge in industry. Assessors will also visit you a number of times in the workplace providing further training and assessment.

Practical Placement can also be an effective pathway into employment – over 95% of our students are offered employment before completing the course. 


Next course commences

Classes start:  Enrol now for February 2022 intake 

Course delivery: Tuesdays - Face to face delivery plus additional self-paced study hours

Workshop times: 9.15am - 3.15pm

Venue: Living & Learning Nillumbik's new RTO Training Site, 905 Main Road, Eltham 3095 

Cost: From $70.00** See Fee Schedule below under 'Related Information' or click here:(PDF, 549KB)

For more information or to book an interview, contact us on 9433 3747 or send us an enquiry using the link here.

Entry Requirements(DOCX, 83KB)

This certificate is a direct pathway into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place.

Course Information Book.(PDF, 3MB)


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Living & Learning Nillumbik acknowledges the support of Nillumbik Shire Council in providing these services. Tuition subsidies are provided through Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First program for eligible learners in Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications.

Living & Learning Nillumbik is committed to providing a positive, inclusive and supportive learning environment for everybody.  People will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, location, culture or disability in access to our programs and services, and we encourage participation by individuals with a disability.