Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  1. Home
  2. Course
  3. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
NOTICE – This course is only open to individuals who hold permanent Australian residency or citizenship. It is NOT available to those on Student Visas.

Learn the skills and knowledge to pursue a fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education

Course Overview

Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed for individuals who want to make a positive and meaningful impact in a child’s life.This course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to care for children in various age groups. You will learn how to select healthy food and drinks, implement approved learning frameworks, and provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to work in early childhood education environments that comply with National Quality Standards and Education and Care Services National Regulations.
Brand Logo

About NIET

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for government funding?
Please use the Eligibility Checker
What other costs do I need to pay?
The course payment covers all textbooks, handouts, assessments and resources – there are no other costs. Other training organisations may offer lower fees, but check to see if you are require you to pay other costs. Our payment is one fee, that includes everything.
How many days does the classroom based course go for?
It is two days a week, from 9am to 3pm. There is one-on-one support available after each class for those who need it, from 3pm to 5pm
I cannot attend classes two days a week, can I complete the course another way?
We offer Flexible Delivery for the many of our courses. Flexible Delivery allows you to learn from home or your workplace, at times that are suitable for you. Flexible Delivery gives you timelines that you must complete each unit by, so that you stay on track. We provide you with all the materials needed for the course and there is a pre-record webinar for every subject you can watch. You also have a teacher you can contact for support. All courses can be completed using Flexible Delivery, except for the CHC41015 Certificate IV in Celebrancy, and the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.
Do I have to complete Practical Placement?
Practical placement gives you a chance to learn in the workplace, so that you can put the skills and knowledge learnt in class to use. Placement is a mandatory part of the course, and must be completed in full. We have a range of organisations that take students for placement, so we can support you in finding a placement employer. Some students like to find their own organisation to complete placement with.


“NIET helped me find my placement. They found me a very good company to work for.”
Play Video
“NIET helped me find my placement. They found me a very good company to work for.”
Play Video
Jane Doe
Jane Doe