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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The qualification is designed for those who are working or intending to work within the children’s services industry.

Are you passionate about nurturing children through their vital formative years?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who are working or intending to work within the children’s services industry. It provides a useful introduction into understanding, caring for and supporting the development of young children. This qualification provides the skills needed to work as a child care assistant with a career in a family day care centre or as a nanny.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal prerequisites for this certificate. It is recommended that students are 18 years of age or older, and have a sound level in English, reading and writing skills. All interested students will complete a Pre-Training review assessment to identify if strategies need to be developed to assist the student in undertaking the qualification.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check at their own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements before commencement of practical placement.

For more information, please check the eligibility criteria here.

How this course is delivered

This qualification combines face to face facilitator led theory and practical sessions in the classroom and industry practical placement. Students will be required to undertake a practical placement to demonstrate implementing theory studied into practice.

Career Pathway

Early childhood educator

Childhood educator/assistant

Outside school hours care assistant

Playgroup supervisor

Recreation assistant

Family day care worker



Educational Pathways

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC50113)

Fees for this course

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Training services are provided to eligible individuals with Funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

Individuals with disability are encouraged to access the training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.


How students are assessed

Assessment occurs using a variety of methods to identify essential skills and knowledge acquired during the training. These methods may include:

  • Role plays
  • Observation and demonstration
  • Oral questions and answers
  • Case studies
  • Written assignments
  • Research projects and presentations
Enrolment and Further Information

Enrolments welcome at any time, classes are ongoing and individually paced. If you don’t see a date or time that suits you, contact us to explore flexible learning options!

If you’d like to chat to us, please email training@wcig.org.au or call us on 0401 949 142.


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