Kirana Colleges

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121Kirana Colleges (RTO 91428)
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Why study this course

  • Prepare to work as an Educator in any licensed centre-based service such as long daycare, preschool, kindergarten or family daycare
  • Build the skills and knowledge needed to care for children, nurture their development, and make sure their environment is safe and supportive
  • Use this course as a pathway to a higher-level course

This course is only available to Australian citizens or residents.

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Roles related to this course: Early Childhood Educator, Assistant Educator, Childcare Educator, Childcare Assistant, and 3 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. 

In order to meet work placement and job role expectations, you should be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to perform practical tasks and meet duty of care obligations.

You must be above the age of 16 to enrol. If you are under the age of 18, you will need the permission of a parent or guardian.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Provide care for toddlers and babies
  • Provide care for children
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Support children to connect with their world
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Enquire with Kirana Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Kirana Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Kirana Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 160 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a child care service that caters for children aged between 0 and 6, and will need to be completed with babies aged between 0 and 2.

Enquire with Kirana Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study with Kirana Colleges you will:

  • Learn from teachers who are experts in their industry and who care about your course progress
  • Have access to an easy-to-use online portal where you'll find all your course materials including video tutorials
  • Benefit from a Student Assistance Program that provides free counselling services
  • Receive help when looking for a work placement, including assistance with applications and finding locations in your area

Find out more about this course

Kirana Colleges

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCHC30121

You may wish to discuss the following with Kirana Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Kirana Colleges.

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCHC30121

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