Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III

National Code: CHC30113

Course information

About the course

Course Number: CHC30113-01V02

Are you a positive, friendly, independent and responsible person who has a genuine affinity with children?

A childhood educator role may be perfect for you. Our Certificate III Early Education and Care qualification will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. It will also provide you with the minimum entry requirements to work in the childcare industry.

If you choose North Coast TAFE as your stepping stone toward a rewarding career in childcare, you will receive support, flexible delivery arrangements AND your mandatory work placement will be organised for you. 

Learn from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry and gain the skills to work in a growing industry with great career opportunities.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway, including a school based traineeship.

Work Placement

A minimum of 120 hours of work placement is required to be completed in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years.
Your work placement will be arranged for you in your geographic area, however if you currently work in a regulated childcare setting you may perform these hours in your workplace.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Course study options
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Counselling and career services
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On-Campus Learning - Study at our place for all or some of your course and access the on-campus TAFE experience.


Distance Learning

On the Job / In the community


North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.

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