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Working in early childhood is life-changing. This rewarding career offers you everyday opportunities to make a real difference and be a positive influence in shaping young lives. It is also a great time to start a career in early childhood with the sector expanding rapidly. People with the right qualifications are in demand.

This entry level Certificate III qualification reflects the role expectation of Educators in a range of settings including Long Day Care, School Aged Care, Family Day Care and Kindergartens who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. At this level Educators support the social, emotional, physical and educational development of infants and young children. They facilitate play, learning and ensure the health and safety of young people.


  • 12 months maximum duration
  • 18 Units
  • 45 minutes scheduled mentoring with Trainer each fortnight
  • 12 hours per Unit of directed home studies
  • 4 hours per Unit of research
  • To achieve this qualification you will also complete at least 120 hours of work placement arranged by ACE. Practical placement will be achieved at the conclusion of the course when it is safe to do so.


CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a pathway to CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Education (Primary Education), and Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education).

Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study and/or may contribute towards study credits. Go here for your Education career pathway map and begin.

Select the ACE location closest to you from the tabs below to explore course start dates and download detailed course information. The course fee is determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place.

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This course is nationally recoginsed training

Available in Burleigh Waters, Lismore, Southport. see below for details

NSW Fees
Subsidised Fees
First Qualification
Second Qualification
Non-subsidised Fees
Full Fee
Queensland Fees
Co-Contribution Fee
$216 ($12 per unit)
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
$180 ($10 per unit)
Full Fee

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Location: Lismore
Start Dates: 2 November 2020, 7 December 2020, 1 February 2021, 1 March 2021
Fee eligibility: Explore options
Duration: 12 months
Training mode: Online
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