CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from the Community Services Training Package CHC.

For those looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career, working with children offers just that.

This qualification is regarded as the entry level education required for employment in a variety of settings such as preschools, family day care, long day care or even a child minding service in a recreation centre or gym.

 Online Study:

This option allows you to study online in your own time at your own pace. 

You will be required to complete all  theory components including your assessments for this course online with full support from the trainer.

All delivery methods are fully supported by your trainer as well as the College throughout the course.

You will have up to 12 months to complete your studies if required, this includes the mandatory minimum 160-hours of work placement.  This is arranged for you and supported by your facilitator.

Please ensure that prior to enrolling in this course you read through our Student Handbook.

Course Commences:

Wednesday 8th May 2024 

Please contact the College for  further information or to enrol. Contact the office on (02) 49841011 or email us at

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government for those who satisfy the eligibility criteria. 

For more information about Smart and Skilled funding go to the website,

Nationally Recognised Training Disability Skillset

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Tomaree Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

USI unique Student Identifier number

The USI will be available online and at no cost to you. The USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from 1st January 2015.

Why do I need a USI?

You may need to provide evidence of your academic achievements, for example when applying for a job or to undertake further study.

Everyone undertaking nationally recognised VET courses will need to have a USI to receive their statement of attainment or qualification.

Your USI must be provided to Tomaree Community College before you can receive a statement of attainment or qualification. Tomaree Community College will not be allowed to issue your certificate unless we have your USI recorded.

  • Working With Children Check – 
  • Vaccination record (if required by work placement facility)

In this course, you will learn about:

  • children’s health and safety
  • legal and ethical frameworks
  • child protection
  • child development
  • first aid in a education and care setting
  • how to do documentation and observations
  • how to create healthy food and drink for children
  • how to support children’s learning and play
  • creating and maintaining healthy relationships with children and families

At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently care for children aged 0-6 years focusing on the child’s overall health, education and development. You will be able to provide support to children and their families as needed.

Upon completion of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be able to undertake roles such as:

  • Child Care Assistant in a Child Care Centre
  • Early childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In home care Educator
  • Nanny
  • OSHC
  • 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 
  • CHCSAC009 – Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This will be discussed with your trainer and course coordinator at the commencement of your course. 

Please be advised that there is a minimum of 160hrs of work placement in a childcare  service.

The work placement is arranged by the course coordinator.

Under the new ‘Smart and Skilled’ changes, the NSW Government is targeting funding towards the skills that are needed for jobs and economic growth.

As part of these changes, the NSW Government has released the  2023 Skills List, which sets out priority areas for training. The qualifications on this list will receive government subsidies to make sure training priorities match the needs of the economy. This list includes qualifications that will attract a government subsidy in 2023 plus their prices and fees.

The Skills List  That Tomaree Community College has been approved to deliver:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
  • SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality
  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (ageing, home and community care)

To view the complete 2023 Skills List, fees and eligibility requirements visit:

Successful completion of CHC30121 will allow further study pathways into higher level qualifications such as CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • All course material will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.
  • You will need access to the internet and a computer/laptop.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care