CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – for International Students

Domestic Students
International Students
Online training is available for this course.
Entry Requirements

ALACC policy requires:
• The Learner must be 18 years or over
• Have satisfactorily completed Year11 or equivalent.
• Demonstrate proficiency in English literacy and numeracy skill that meets industry requirements as a part of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course. Refer to ALACC policy on English Language Proficiency.
• A Pre-training Review is conducted with the Learner to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels, any disability that may affect your learning and to ascertain support that may be required during your study period.


This qualification is delivered over 1108 hours, including 160 hours of practical placement. Participants enrolled in this course will have up to 56 weeks (including 20 hrs/per week of studying and excluding the end of year holiday and term breaks) to complete the course requirements.

The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced timeframe.

Delivery Format

This qualification will be delivered using a blended delivery mode with a combination of classroom-based delivery, online learning and other student participation methods. This will include classroom sessions, online learning, skills training, assisted self-directed study, assessments, assessment assistance and professional practice experience to build on participant’s knowledge and skills on-the-job.  A 160-hour Practical placement is a mandatory requirement for satisfactory completion of this qualification. Educators will be available to provide the necessary support.

Training Delivery / Instructional

Methods of delivery are designed to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge as outlined in the individual units of competency. To ensure effectiveness, training programs combine a mixture of classroom presentation and student participation.

These will include class group discussions, student participation in skills and practice training, scenarios and projects, use of student learner guides, audio visual aids and technology as learning tools to further build student performance knowledge.

A variety of presentation types including eLearning resources are available for classroom-style delivery. Such methods are well suited to present fundamental and theoretical knowledge.

To ensure the effectiveness of the training sessions and to encourage student participation class sizes will be up to 5 to 25 students. These restrictions will maximise trainer/student interaction on training materials. Trainee feedback and student evaluations will be considered in modifying and improving training.

This Training and Assessment Strategy ensures that students have adequate time to learn the topics, and opportunities for reinforcement, and complete/submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.

Delivery Location

189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072.

Student Support

An orientation session will be provided to students prior to commencing their study. ALACC offers student support services as per ALACC student support policy and helps with both academic and non-academic matters as applicable.

Work Placements

Work placements are organised by the College, however, if the individual is current place of work accepts the student or the student find a work placement close to their place of residences. However, the College will assess the appropriateness of the work placement

Work placement Agreements with individual Providers is compulsory before the work placement is accepted by ALACC and that the student has provided all the relevant documentation required. To achieve this qualification, the learner must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

To achieve this qualification, the learner must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

Employment Job Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification will enable students to gain employment in any of the following field in any children services sectors

Few examples of occupational titles may include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) Assistant
  • Kinder garden Assistant
  • Pre-School Educator
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Nanny
  • In-Home Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
Career Pathway

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to other courses conducted by ALACC as below

You may be interested to combine other qualifications:
We offer the opportunity to combine the Qualification with another Qualification. By taking advance of common and imported units, you can complete 2 qualifications for less.

  • Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • Diploma Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership Management
Qualification Description

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.

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Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written assignments, projects, written reports, online workshop attendance and simulated workplace assessments.

All assessments will be undertaken in accordance with the ALACC Assessment policy. Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Individual Unit outlines also contain assessment information. As this is a competency-based qualification, assessment continues throughout until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

Refer to the Evidence Gathering Techniques below for required assessment methods.

Note: Details on planning and conducting the assessment along with Assessor and Student Instructions are outlined in the individual Unit Assessment Resource/ Student Learning and Assessment Record Book.

'Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer CT)

Credit Transfer ALACC recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation in Australia. Students may request total credit for a whole unit or qualification based on study in an identical unit or qualification at another institution. Suitable documentation such as a Statement of Attainment/ Transcript of results must be provided when applying for Credit Transfer. Applications can be made for Credit Transfer (CT) via online form from ALACC website or Student Portal.

The detailed explanation of Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) could be found in Course Credits Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) | ALACC Health College Australia.

Other Releveant Information

Other relevant information available for students enrolling in the course.

  • Information on ALACC Website:
    • Student Prospectus on ALACC website
    • Policies and Procedures on ALACC website
    • Forms on Student website
    • Library services
    • Student Counselling
  • Information on Student Learning Management – Moodle once fees are paid
    • Orientation will be provided when student comments
    • Course Handbook (course outlines, details about each unit and assessments)
    • Learning resources and assessments
    • Access to Moodle
    • Timetable, Training Plan and other notices for students
  • Work placements
    • The College arranges for placements, however if a student finds placements close to their residence or currently work in the same field then a Workplace Agreement will be provided to the Provider of the Workplace/Organisation.
    • Application for Placements will need to be made.
    • Relevant documentation to be provided (Work with Children Check, Immunisation, evidence COVID Booster, Placement Book 2, good class attendance and assessments to completed for units undertaken).
Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

Support inclusion and diversity
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
Nurture babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practices
Support the holistic learning and development of children
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
Support children to connect with the natural environment
Observe children to inform practices
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
Meet legal and ethical obligation in children’s education and care
Work effectively in children’s education and care
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

Work with diverse people
Comply with family day care administration

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care requires successful completion of 17 units comprised of five (15) core units and five (2) Elective Units

Enquire about this course

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Off Shore
International Fee
Applying For Student Visa
AUD 10,500.00
Fees: AUD 10,000.00
Registration Fee: AUD 300.00
Materials: AUD 200.00

Additional Costs

Uniform: AUD 40.00

*Indicative fees - subject to change with the CPI rise

On Shore
International Fee
Not Applying For Student Visa-Temporary Visa Holders
AUD 5,150.00
Fees: AUD 4,650.00
Registration Fee: AUD 300.00
Materials: AUD 200.00

Additional Costs

Uniform: AUD 40.00

*Indicative fees - subject to change with the CPI rise

**evidence of current visa required prior to enrolment

Please note that any Overseas student in Australia on student visa is only allowed to study with CRICOS registered provider, such as our college.  If you are already studying another course, please contact our friendly staff to understand your options.

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