Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care


Childcare Training

An exciting career in Childcare is what a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can offer you. Engaging with children aged 0-6, you will learn how to educate, prepare healthy food, work with diverse cultures and provide quality care to the next generation of Australians. Starting a career in childcare, one of Australia’s fast growing industries, is as simple as enrolling in our Childcare course with h&h Accredited Training.

Learn all aspects of education and care during your course and put into practice during your onsite work placement at one of our partnering early learning centres.

This certificate can lead to roles such as:

  • Early Childhood Co-Educator
  • Assistant Educator
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor

h&h offer these courses through classroom, distance (home-based with access to one-on-one trainer support at the college), traineeship (work-based training) and Online (digital learning). You have up to 12 months to complete this course (traineeship timeframes vary, see our staff).

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Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is composed of fifteen (15) core units and three (2) elective units. These units will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and care for young children as well as provide education tailored to their needs.

Read our student testimonials to see why h&h is the preferred college to study with. 

Industry fact – “In 2017, formal or informal early childhood education and care was a usual form of care for 49% (or 2.0 million) of children aged 0-12.” (1) This trend has continued to increase

Work placement

h&h arranges the work placements for students currently studying Childcare courses at Certificate III or Diploma level. We have long standing relationships with several childcare centres and facilities, some even being run by previous h&h students, in Sydney which makes our students job ready and in high demand for employment.  These facilities are in areas close to public transport and have access to onsite parking.

Placements are generally full-time (160 hours in total) and are completed on weekdays, which not only allows students an opportunity to develop their learnt skills but an experience that could lead to gaining employment.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW.

First Aid training

As part of your qualification, you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of applying first aid in a variety of situations. This training consists of theory and practical components. The hands on delivery is one of the most popular parts of this course. First aid training is not only beneficial in childcare, but in everyday activities.

Our staff will arrange your first aid training during your course to equip you for work placement.

List of core and electives:

Core units

HLTWHS001        Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTAID012          Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCPRT025      Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCECE030       Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE034       Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE037       Support children to connect with the natural environment

CHCECE038       Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054       Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s cultures

CHCECE055       Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHCECE056       Work effectively in children’s education and care

CHCECE031       Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing

CHCECE032       Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE033        Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE035       Support the holistic learning and development of children

CHCECE036       Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

Elective units

HLTFSE001           Follow basic food safety practices

CHCPRP003         Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Complimentary Workshops and Excursions

National Australian Museum – aligned to indigenous studies

Creativity workshop

Sustainability workshop

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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.”

Cristina D'angelo

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