Finding a career that you know you'll love in today's world is tough. But with our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you can take away from the rat race and get to know your love for children even more. Enrol today into our nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Enrollments start every month at our Melbourne CBD Training Centre.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 26 weeks
  • Accreditation: Nationally accredited - CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Training location: Northcote Training Center, First Floor, 192 High Street, Northcote, Victoria 3070.
  • Enrolment fee: $250 eligibility criteria applies
  • Material fee$85 - Text book

Easy to Manage 

Flexibly manage your work, family and study commitments with our minimal one-day per week study load. 

Recognised Training

This course is nationally recognised as CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care . 

Intakes Open Now

This child care course offers regular monthly intakes. Enrol today and start in less than four weeks.

Government Funded

This course is funded through the Skills for Victoria program. Eligible students will only need to pay $250 to complete the course. Read on to learn more. 

Call us today on 03 9654 3000 who will advise you on the best course of study and payment options.

Current Intakes

There are currently no courses available. For more information, please contact us.


Northcote Training Centre
Level 1, 192 High Street
Northcote, Victoria 3070
Phone: 1300 659 557
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Trainer Profiles

Rathi Damodaran holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from The Kensington College and University, United Kingdom. She was born in Malaysia and migrated to Australia in 2007. Between 2008 and 2011, Rathi has obtained a long list of qualifications, including her Certificate III in Children’s Services (2008), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104) (2008) and a Diplo...
I have had approximately 25 years in the early childhood industry. Within this period I have worn many hats ranging from kindergarten assistant to early childhood service director. I am currently working part time as an early childhood teacher in a preschool setting and training in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am hoping to embark on a post graduate study in ear...

Course Outline

Training Structure & Course Session Days

Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education is delivered over 26 weeks with a one day per week commitment to study. 

  • 26 weeks in total
  • One day per week

The actual day of each week that your training will be held on differs depending on the intake session you choose. To find out more, download the course timetable for your preferred intake session.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education - Units of Competency

During your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with CSTA you will complete the following nationally accredited units of competency:

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007  Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCPRT001 Ientify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment 
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support Children to connect with their world



Career Paths

Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you for a career in child care. No matter where you are in Australia, this course will be recognised and your in-demand skills will be sought after in positions such as:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Educator
  • Mobile assistant
  • Childhood educator assistant

Work Placement

When completing your Certificate III with CSTA you will be required to complete mandatory work placement experience as part of your qualification. This experience is invaluable as it gives you the opportunity to meet prospective employers whilst seeing the reality of an child care facility.

Need Help?

Learn more about our child care courses on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our team to speak to a career expert today.


USI: The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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Course Cost

Government Funded

Skills For Victoria funding applies to this child care course. Skills for Victoria is a Government subsidised training program which allows for eligible students to participate in structured trainin programs at a dramatically smaller fee.

Through Skills for Victoria funding this child care course costs $250.00 or $135.00 with a valid concession card.

Am I Eligible?

To check if you're eligible to complete this course under the Skills for Victoria program, contact our training team today or visit our eligibility info page.

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