The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a range of child care settings with children ranging from new-borns to school age. The course is focused on ensuring that educators in Children’s Services relate to children in a positive and professional way. Certificate III gives you the initial qualification you now need to work in the Child Care industry. Many of the core units, can go towards the Diploma if you plan to do further studies after your Certificate III.

  • Industry approved training material
  • Government funding may be available for eligible participants
  • Get experience in a real facility
  • Support to find employment
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– QLD Blue Card
The majority of employers will require you to present a QLD Blue Card before they agree to Host you for Vocational Placement. We will submit the application on your behalf.
Vocational Placement
As part of your course you will need to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This gives you the opportunity to put the theory into practice, and experience what a career in Child Care actually looks like. During Vocational Placement we ensure you are supported and taught by experienced team members who work with us to ensure you succeed.

Once you have received your Blue Card you can being your Vocational Placement while you are undertaking your theory components.

We arrange placement for you! We factor in your location, transport issues, availability and MATCH you with an employer who will Host you for your Placement. This is your chance to SHINE, show them how professional you are and your Host will help you kick start your career.

Course Content
The course units are selected with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Certificate III course includes 18 units of which 15 are core units. The remaining 3 are selected to ensure you get a positive response from potential employers.

For a complete outline of units & delivery options. Please contact Care College.

Upcoming courses
Certificate III and Diploma - Early Childhood Courses
Brisbane CBD - Contact us to find a start date in your area

Course Structure and Fees
Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced, study group or classroom. The duration will vary dependant on the delivery style and training plan negotiated for each student.
Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependant on eligibility for government funding, whether the individual holds a concession card. Fee for Service participants can access payment plans.

Please contact us for information about fees and which course structure will best suit you.

Phone: 1300 889 564.


CHC30113 programs delivered in partnership with Horizon2 RTO #40932


Qualifications recognised Australia-wide
Classroom and study group delivery
Police checks
First Aid Certificates
Vocational placement arranged for you

Training Terms and Conditions – Horizon2 RTO# 40932