Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

Do you want to work in Early Childhood Education and Care? This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.




Distance Learning
& Face-to-Face


12 months​

Course Breakdown

Core Units


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Develop cultural competence


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Work legally and ethically


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


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


Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units


Organise personal work priorities and development


Support behaviour of children and young people


Support children to connect with their world

Career Outcomes

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, prior to commencing this course, students will participate in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. Students who can provide evidence of completing an Australian Certificate III or higher-level qualification will not need to do the test.

All students must be willing to participate in mandatory work placement of a minimum of 120 hours and this will require a working with children clearance.

Students will seek their own work placements and clear guidance will be provided.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can apply for RPL if you have the knowledge and skills gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you feel that you may qualify for RPL, please contact our office for further information about the process to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.

Course Fees


(this includes $400.00 non-refundable enrolment fee)

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbook/s relevant to this qualification. Payment plans are available.


  • Course learning and assessment material (excluding textbook/s)
  • Coffee and tea
  • Certification upon successful completion

Payment Plans

Alana Kaye believes that everyone should have access to quality education, which is why we have a range of payment options to choose from.

Up-front Payment

Alana Kaye does not accept any more than $1,400 up front prior to commencement of the course. This includes the $400 nonrefundable enrolment fee. You can pay the remainder in instalments during course progression. We accept payments via VISA, MasterCard or bank deposit. The Qualification will not be awarded until all payments are received.

Resources Required

Students must participate in work placement to be able to complete the assessment tasks in a regulated education and care service. Students are required to have access to a computer (or use Alana Kaye’s computer lab) to complete assessment tasks. Alana Kaye are conscious of the environment and where possible, provide resources and assessments in an electronic format. Please bring a laptop to workshops to complete assessment tasks.

Distance learning students must have access to a computer, internet and Skype.