CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


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50 weeks (46 tuition weeks and up to 4 weeks holidays)

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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – Your Gateway to a Career in Childcare

If you have a passion for helping children learn and grow and are looking to establish a rewarding career, then the childcare sector could be for you. As an industry with a growing demand for early learning educators and carers, it’s a pathway that ensures career longevity, variation and satisfaction.
If you love working with children and are seeking an opportunity for both personal and professional development, Yorke Institute’s CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Have a Positive Influence on Childhood Learning and Education

If you’re patient, enthusiastic, active and kind, then you have (almost) everything you need to start your career in childcare. With a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Yorke Institute, you’ll be job-ready and prepared to start your career in early learning with the skills you need to make a positive influence on children’s developmental outcomes.
Job outcomes can include:
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Nanny/Babysitter
  • Daycare Supervisor
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Play Group Facilitator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Creche Career
Yorke Institute’s CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who are looking to support the early years of children’s learning and cognitive development. Students will be taught the fundamentals of facilitating young children and their individual learning needs and behaviours while also gaining the knowledge and skills needed to provide expert care to children in daycare, preschool, kindergarten and other early learning settings.

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Career Pathway

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Career Pathway from completing CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Become a Childcare Worker, Au Pair, Nanny, Babysitter, Family Day Care Worker, Childcare Assistant or Playgroup Supervisor

A Work/Life Balance Like No Other

When working in childcare, no day is ever the same. Childcare and early education offer the stability many seek with plenty of added fun. While there is certainly a routine involved, there is nothing monotonous about working in childcare as educators and carers experience a healthy work/life balance that is equally rewarding and challenging.
We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on your current commitments to study for the future, which is why our career-ready childcare course provides excellent flexibility for students. Yorke Institute offers weekend and evening classes in order to accommodate those with current work commitments and families.

Industry Connections

Yorke Institute’s ongoing commitment to the VET training and delivery space has forged strong industry links in the early learning and childcare sectors across Sydney.
The childcare sector is continually expanding and the need for skilled workers is growing. As a government-funded course, the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a great choice for those wanting to start a new career working with children while filling in skills shortages in the workforce.

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Top-Tier Training

Here at Yorke Institute, our future childhood educators and carers are trained by expert practitioners and provided with real-world experience so that they are job-ready upon completion and given the foundations they need should they choose to proceed with higher education at university.
We provide students with practical knowledge and hands-on learning in a simulated early childhood environment to prepare them for their job placements. Ongoing support is offered to students to help them achieve their career aspirations and become confident, compassionate and skilled members of the workforce.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to:
  • Care for young children of all ages and understand their specific learning and behavioural needs
  • Work autonomously without direct supervision and demonstrate a person-centred approach
  • Encourage curiosity, creativity and compassion through play-based learning and activities
  • Supervise and engage in the activities of a group of children
  • Positively interact with all children, nurturing their confidence and self-esteem
  • Ensure a clean and healthy environment
  • Support the physical and mental health and safety of children
  • Plan for children with additional needs
  • Network and manage family partnerships
  • Administer first aid
The CHC30121 childcare course is the first step toward a challenging and rewarding career working with children in the following environments:
  • Childcare centres
  • Playgroups
  • Creche
  • Pre-school
  • Kindergartens
  • Before and after school care programs
  • At-home care
Yorke Institute prides itself on being a fair and inclusive learning environment for all; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Course Details:

Course Overview

National Code and Title
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Practical Delivery Sites
Domestic and International Students
  • Sydney Campus: 70-72 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • Dandenong Campus: 124 Princes Hwy, Dandenong, VIC 3175, Australia
Duration of program
50 weeks (including 46 tuition weeks with up to 4 weeks of holidays)
Learning and assessment
50 weeks is broken into time for training, learning and assessment activities. This includes:
  • Class sessions of approx. 6 hours for the first week and 13 hours per week
  • Homework of approximately 11 hours per week x 40 weeks
  • Work Placement approx. 8 hours per week x 15 weeks work placement and holidays) totaling 120 hours
Entry Requirement
Yorke requires the following evidence for admission into this program
  • 18 years old and above
  • Completion of Year 10 education or an appropriate Certificate II or III level qualification which demonstrates the student’s readiness for entry to AQF Level 3 or Pre-Training review with a Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.*Definitions and Meanings refer to LLN
Delivery Mode
Blended with online learning and face to face for practical tasks in a simulated environment.
Traineeship programs are conducted online and at work sites for practical tasks.
There is also self-study and completion of a 160 hours work placement at an approved workplace.

Program Units

The Certificate III Early Childhood Education and care requires the completion of 17 Units ( including 15 core and 2 elective units). Yorke Institute has pre-selected the following electives that students will complete. In addition, to achieve this qualification you MUST complete at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Unit Description
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
Nurture babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use and approved learning framework to guide practice
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 practice
Meet legal and ethical obligations 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
Work with diverse people
Attend to daily functions in home-based childcare
Program Units 18 units (15 Core units and 3 elective units)
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


If I have completed the Certificate III course, will I be able to complete the Diploma in a shorter period of time?

Yes, there are many units in Certificate III that cross over to the Diploma courses therefore you will be entitled to credit transfer for those units.

What are the requirements for placement?

Placement is an exciting opportunity for students to apply their practical and theoretical knowledge learnt in class in a real work environment. But it’s important for students to be fully prepared and respect the placement provider’s policies and the needs of residents. Prior to commencing your placement, you would be required to demonstrate competency in units that cover WHS, communication, working in diverse environment etc. Police check and Work with Children(WWC) must be provided to your trainer before you commence your placement

Will I get help in finding placements?

Yorke is committed to finding you a placement with our own partner providers so you can finish your course in good time. However, if you have a preference to work with a particular childcare centre, you must provide us with the details of the supervisor or centre manager so that our Course Coordinator can contact them to secure your placements. Should this be your preference, we would encourage you to start contacting your preferred provider and providing us with the details as soon as you commence your course as placement spots are taken up very quickly.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites.

Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority whose role is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery. The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out minimum qualification requirements for educators working in children’s education and care services. ACECQA lists the approved qualification for Certificate III level. From 1 January 2014 in all state and territories, for birth to pre-school ages, 50% of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in the service must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification.

Childcare Course

Are you ready to kickstart your career in childcare? Start making a positive impact on childrens’ learning journey by contacting Yorke Institute to discuss the next steps and see where our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can take you.

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Course Content

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