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CHC30121 | CRICOS: 114912A

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration

12 Months

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class and Online)


To Be Announced

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning portal

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

Embark on a rewarding journey in the nurturing field of early childhood education with our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course. At South Sydney College, we provide comprehensive training tailored to prepare you for a fulfilling career in childcare and education.

This course provides the foundational knowledge and practical skills to become a qualified childcare educator. You’ll learn to provide safe, nurturing, and stimulating environments for infants, toddlers, and young children.

Note: This qualification will be delivered by South Sydney College as a third-party provider, on behalf of our RTO partner Invicta College (RTO #41495, CRICOS Provider Code # 04074E)

  • Child development: Understand the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children from birth to school age.
  • Effective care: Develop skills in providing sensitive care for children’s hygiene, nutrition, and well-being.
  • Play-based learning: Design and implement engaging learning activities that foster creativity, exploration, and development through play.
  • Communication and relationships: Build strong relationships with children, families, and colleagues through effective communication practices.
  • Safety and first aid: Ensure a safe environment by learning emergency procedures, first aid, and risk management strategies.
  • Following regulations: Understand the legal and ethical frameworks that govern early childhood education and care.


This course is ideal for:

• Individuals passionate about working with young children.
• Those seeking a rewarding career in early childhood education.
• People looking to make a positive impact on children’s lives.

Course Structure- CRICOS |114912A (Core)
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity (Core)
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing (Core)
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers (Core)
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (Core)
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (Core)
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children (Core)
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (Core)
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment (Core)
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice (Core)
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures (Core)

CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care (Core)
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care (Core)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Core)
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (Core)
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety (Core)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Elective)
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Elective)

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 qualification* (Department of Home Affairs may require country-specific higher education requirement for approved visa for study in Australia application assessment).
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
 1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

 2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

 3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

 4Occupational English TestOET•  A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


 You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  •  You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • You have completed at least 5 years study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.
  • Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

To Be Announced

Surry Hills City Campus

Unit: 403, Level: 4
410 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010,
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866


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We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

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