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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 18 Months
    120 Hours WP

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Opportunities:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Education Assistant


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.

At the completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC30113 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
  • Education Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Preschool 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


HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
* HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

*Please note that HLTAID004 is not provided by Foundation Education. The student will be required to complete the unit outside at a cost not covered by this course. Discounted offers may be available. Please enquire to find out more.


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

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Foundation Education (RTO: 22557) is a leader in Australian online education, offering courses from a range of categories. Categories include Dental, Health, Education & Care, and many more. Foundation Education takes pride in delivering flexible education solutions for different people.