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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 18 Months
    160 Hours WP
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Opportunities:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator


This online course in Early Childhood Education and Care is suitable for anyone looking to work in Child Care or a related field. The course will prepare you for a rewarding career where you will provide care and assist with the learning and development of children.

Some topics covered in this course include: providing care for children, the holistic development of children, and many more. Please find a full list of units further below.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

There is a work placement requirement for this course and students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement.

For mandatory work placement, students must have access to a regulated education and care service provider, with appropriate range of work tasks and ratios of children, AND access to a qualified supervisor. The supervisor will need to hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent.

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Job Outcomes

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Long Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Parent or Guardian approval for students under the age of 18
  • Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent
  • Access to computing and internet
  • Mandatory work placement
  • Working with Children Check


CHCECE030 – Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 – Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 – Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 – Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
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 peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 – Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 – – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012* – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBSTR401 – Promote innovation in team environments
HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices

* This course contains a core unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

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  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries, including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration.