National Provider Code No. 51259 | CRICOS Code 02543G

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

(Direct entry)(CRICOS Course Code: 108150M)

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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.

AQF stands for Australian Qualification Framework while KIC stands for Kingston International College.

Description Amount
Application $250.00
Commitment $1,000.00
Tuition $7,800.00
Resource $450.00
Total course amount $9,500.00
  • All fees advertised are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

52 weeks (40 academic weeks + 12 weeks of study breaks)
Mandatory scheduled classes: 2 days weekly.
Academic support day: 1 day weekly, on Fridays.
20 hours academic contact weekly.

  • Year 10 or equivalent and
  • Must meet IELTS 6.0, PTE 50, TOEFL 64, CEA 169, OET B overall test result or equivalent and
  • KIC’s Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital (LLND) test.
UNIT NO UNIT CODE UNIT TITLE UNIT PREREQUISITE/S
Units marked with an *asterisk have one or more prerequisites.
UNIT DURATION
(Weeks)
15 CORE UNITS
1 CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
2 CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
(Work based training session of at least 160 hours in a 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
3 CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
(Work based training session of at least 160 hours in a 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
4 CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
(Work based training session of at least 160 hours in a 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
5 CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
6 CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
(Work based training session of at least 160 hours in a 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
7 CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
(Work based training session of at least 160 hours in a 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
8 CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
9 CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
10 CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 2.5
11 CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care Nil 2
12 CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 3
13 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
(This unit will be partly delivered /Assessed in a specific 3rd party venue)
Nil 3
14 HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
(This unit will be delivered by a 3rd party provider)
Nil 2
15 HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Nil 1
2 ELECTIVE UNITS (2 Elective units selected from listed training.gov.au CHC30121 package)
16 BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments Nil 2
17 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Nil 2
Academic weeks 40 weeks
Course study breaks 12 weeks
Total course duration for 17 units of competency 52 weeks
YEAR 2024

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2024 (T1), 12 weeks 22 Jan 2024 to 31 Mar 2024 (10 weeks) 1 Apr 2024 to 14 Apr 2024 (2 weeks)
Apr 2024 (T2), 13 weeks 15 Apr 2024 to 23 June 2024 (10 weeks) 24 June 2024 to 14 July 2024 (3 weeks)
July 2024 (T3), 12 weeks 15 July 2024 to 22 Sep 2024 (10 weeks) 23 Sep 2024 to 6 Oct 2024 (2 weeks)
Sep 2024 (T4), 15 weeks 7 Oct 2024 to 15 Dec 2024 (10 weeks) 16 Dec 2024 to 19 Jan 2025 (5 weeks)

YEAR 2025

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2025 (T1), 12 weeks 20 Jan 2025 to 30 Mar 2025 (10 weeks) 31 Mar 2025 to 13 Apr 2025 (2 weeks)
Apr 2025 (T2), 13 weeks 14 Apr 2025 to 22 June 2025 (10 weeks) 23 June 2025 to 13 July 2025 (3 weeks)
July 2025 (T3), 12 weeks 14 July 2025 to 21 Sep 2025 (10 weeks) 22 Sep 2025 to 5 Oct 2025 (2 weeks)
Sep 2025 (T4), 15 weeks 6 Oct 2025 to 14 Dec 2025 (10 weeks) 15 Dec 2025 to 18 Jan 2026 (5 weeks)

YEAR 2026

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2026 (T1), 12 weeks 19 Jan 2026 to 29 Mar 2026 (10 weeks) 30 Mar 2026 to 12 Apr 2026 (2 weeks)
Apr 2026 (T2), 13 weeks 13 Apr 2026 to 21 June 2026 (10 weeks) 22 June 2026 to 12 July 2026 (3 weeks)
July 2026 (T3), 12 weeks 13 July 2026 to 20 Sep 2026 (10 weeks) 21 Sep 2026 to 4 Oct 2026 (2 weeks)
Sep 2026 (T4), 15 weeks 5 Oct 2026 to 13 Dec 2026 (10 weeks) 14 Dec 2026 to 17 Jan 2027 (5 weeks)

YEAR 2027

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2027 (T1), 12 weeks 18 Jan 2027 to 28 Mar 2027 (10 weeks) 29 Mar 2027 to 11 Apr 2027 (2 weeks)
Apr 2027 (T2), 13 weeks 12 Apr 2027 to 20 June 2027 (10 weeks) 21 June 2027 to 11 July 2027 (3 weeks)
July 2027 (T3), 12 weeks 12 July 2027 to 19 Sep 2027 (10 weeks) 20 Sep 2027 to 3 Oct 2027 (2 weeks)
Sep 2027 (T4), 15 weeks 4 Oct 2027 to 12 Dec 2027 (10 weeks) 13 Dec 2027 to 16 Jan 2028 (5 weeks)

YEAR 2028

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2028 (T1), 12 weeks 17 Jan 2028 to 26 Mar 2028 (10 weeks) 27 Mar 2028 to 9 Apr 2028 (2 weeks)
Apr 2028 (T2), 13 weeks 10 Apr 2028 to 18 June 2028 (10 weeks) 19 June 2028 to 9 July 2028 (3 weeks)
July 2028 (T3), 12 weeks 10 July 2028 to 17 Sep 2028 (10 weeks) 18 Sep 2028 to 1 Oct 2028 (2 weeks)
Sep 2028 (T4), 15 weeks 2 Oct 2028 to 10 Dec 2028 (10 weeks) 11 Dec 2028 to 14 Jan 2029 (5 weeks)

YEAR 2029

STUDY TERMS (T) ACADEMIC DATES STUDY BREAKS
Jan 2029 (T1), 12 weeks 15 Jan 2029 to 25 Mar 2029 (10 weeks) 26 Mar 2029 to 8 Apr 2029 (2 weeks)
Apr 2029 (T2), 13 weeks 9 Apr 2029 to 17 June 2029 (10 weeks) 18 June 2029 to 8 July 2029 (3 weeks)
July 2029 (T3), 12 weeks 9 July 2029 to 16 Sep 2029 (10 weeks) 17 Sep 2029 to 30 Sep 2029 (2 weeks)
Sep 2029 (T4), 15 weeks 1 Oct 2029 to 9 Dec 2029 (10 weeks) 10 Dec 2029 to 13 Jan 2030 (5 weeks)