Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Individuals will gain the necessary skills to supervise activities and provide care for children, facilitate their learning, leisure and play; that allow them to make the most of their potential. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Course Fee:

Australian: $2,835

Entry Requirements:

Entrance requirements vary between providers


18 units: 15 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Develop cultural competence; Ensure the health and safety of children; Provide care for children; Promote and provide healthy food and drinks; Provide care for babies and toddlers; plus more. Electives: Support behaviour of children and young people; Comply with family day care administration requirements; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Promote innovation in a team environment; Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment; plus more.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Shailer Park No info No Online 1 year
Shailer Park No info No 1 year
Shailer Park No info No Full time 1 year
Shailer Park No info No 1 year
Shailer Park No info No Part time 2 years
Established in 2002, the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies is a Registered Training Organisation dedicated and committed to providing the highest possible learning experience in the pursuit of professional excellence in the early childhood vocation. One of their key objectives is to improve the early childhood qualifications profile by offering VET qualifications at Certificate III, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. The Institute understands the importance and demands of working in the field and appreciate the juggle of studying and dedication to many early childhood roles. All their students are in the hands of Training Officers who understand and have lived the nature and culture of the early childhood community.

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