Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualifies you to perform an entry-level role in Early Childhood Education workplaces. This is the minimum qualification to work in the industry, in roles that may include job titles like, Early Childhood Co-Educator, Assistant Educator, Early Childhood Assistant or Trained Early Childhood Educator.

Students who undergo Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will gain the skills and knowledge to work in an entry-level position in childcare workplaces, as well as acquire the foundations for a long and successful career in this constantly expanding industry.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has both theoretical and practical components. The Certificate is made up of 18 units that can be completed at our campus in Granville, NSW, over 26 weeks, or completed using distance learning over 12 months.

h&h is also working to support all our qualifications with online study options. Our traineeships – where you earn while you learn – are also popular, with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care traineeship taking between 12 and 24 months.

h&h Accredited Training offers weekday and weekend classes classroom study options. Smart & Skilled Funding is available for eligible students. The college offers easy weekly or fortnightly payment plans if you are not eligible for government funding. We will also recognise any prior learning and transfer credits from other studies, if eligible.

  • Identifying and responding to children and young people at risk
  • Ensuring the health and safety of children
  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and young children
  • Mandatory 120 hours work placement
  • Developing cultural competence
  • Providing First Aid in education and childcare setting

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“Sunnyside Early Learning Centre has been using h&h for a few years now for our traineeships and we are very happy with the service provided. We would definitely recommend h&h, not only for our trainees, but for all of our staff.”


Director, Sunnyside Early Learning Centre
“My teacher had vast knowledge in this field and was incredibly supportive of all her students. She worked hard alongside us to help us achieve our goals. I highly recommend this college.”

Suman Deep

Former student, Certificate III CHC30113 and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

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