CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program Code CHC30121
CRICOS Course Code 108955G
Status of Training Product Current
Duration 52 weeks (including term break)
Entry Requirements

Learners are required to meet the following minimum requirements:

All learners with English as a second language (ESL) must also demonstrate ONE of the following to meet minimum English Proficiency requirements: 

1. IELTS 5.0 or other English scores accepted by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) such as TOEFL ‘PBT’ 500, TOEFL ‘iBT’ 35; PTE Academic 36; Cambridge English Advance 41; OET ‘Pass’,

2. Request to sit for Qii’s Internal English Test and achieve the required scores,

3. New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 3- General.

Alternatively, learners can request to sit for Qii’s Internal Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve the following results. This also applies to all domestic students:

    • 4 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Learning
    • 3 in Numeracy.

*Any students who do not immediately meet the exact entry requirements by up to 1.0 of mark in any individual area of the test may be given additional exercises and LLN assessment material to build their skill knowledge to fill the entry requirements gap before commencing the course. 

Intake Dates Regular intakes available 
Delivery Structure and Mode of Study

The full-time delivery involves 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

To reach the 20 hours delivery requirement, each Unit of Study will have 2 days per week (14 hours) face-to-face classroom training and tutorial, and 6 hours of scheduled Course Related Information Session (CRIS).
Classes are scheduled with timetable provided to students during orientation.

In some cases, students may apply to complete up to one third of their course via distance learning. All distance learning, or ‘self-study’ Units will be timetabled to be completed alongside another face-to-face Unit and will be supported by scheduled tutorials for additional assistance should it be required.

Course fees (AUD) Tuition fee: $12,000
Enrolment fee: $250
Material fees: $850
Vocational placement:

Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. Qii will assist students to secure a vocational placement and regular visits will be conducted by a Qii trainer/assessor.

All learners must apply for Blue card prior to commencing their vocational placement. 
All learners must complete the unit HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an educaiton and care setting prior to attending work placement. This course is run on regular dates to ensure you can attend this.

Assessment Methods
  • Demonstration/Presentation
  • Oral Presentations
  • Research Projects, including group projects
  • Written tests in both short and long answer format
  • Evidence portfolios
  • Scenarios and simulated activities
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Third party reports

Course Description

This program aims to prepare students to develop knowledge and skills to work within the early childhood education settings. It is expected they use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Units of Competency


CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity 
CHCECE031 Support children's health, safety and wellbeing 
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers 
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment 
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice 
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's education and care
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
 CHCPRP003  Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

Child Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-111), Family Day Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-112), Nanny (ANZSCO-421-113), Out of School Hours Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-114), Early Childhood Educators at Child Care Centres.Career Opportunities


Upon successful completion of this program, clients may wish to take a further qualification from the CHC training package, such as CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply either directly to Queensland International Institute or via an education agent. If you have questions about your application, you can:

  • Speak to a Qii staff member; please phone +61 (7) 3194 6549 and follow the prompts.
  • Send an email to Qii at [email protected] 


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