Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code 107221J

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Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 52 weeks including 12 weeks of holidays (International Students)

  • Students: International & Local

  • (International Students)
    Tuition Fee: $8,200
    Material Fee: $450

  • Funding: Government Funding Available (Local Students)

  • Course Code: 107221J

  • Intakes:
    2023: 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 8 May, 5 June, 10 July, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 11 Dec

About Course

Course Duration

For International Students
This course is delivered over 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + Self-study component. This course includes Work Based Training of 12 weeks @ 24 hours per week (total=288 hours).

For Local Students
This course is delivered over 28 weeks (this course includes no holidays^). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + Self-study component. This course includes Work Based Training of 5 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=190 hours)

Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

^ Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
  • Simulated Work Experience (in the Stanley College Crèche)
  • Work-Based Training

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

  • 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
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Work Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training are organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students.

Students undertaking this course must be able to obtain the following, to complete the Work-Based Training component of this course*:

  • Current Working with Children Checkˆ
  • National Police Clearance*

ˆRequired to complete the work-based training component of the course

*Please note – To be employed in the Early Childhood Education industry, a National Police Clearance is not required. However, some Work-Based Training employers may require that you obtain one prior to commencing your Work-Based Training.

> completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Entry Requirements


  • Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent

English Proficiency
Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.0
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 58
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 36
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET Pass Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 490
  • TOEIC 500

Course Prerequisite Requirements

No prerequisite entry requirements exist for this course.


For International Students

Tuition Fee: $8,200
Material Fee: $450*

For Local Students

Tuition Fee: $2,800

Easy payment plans available.
*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:

  • Concession Course Fee^: $509.76
  • Non-Concession Course Fee^: $1,720.44

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here

^Student Tuition Fees – The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Prices quoted are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2022.

Intake Dates


  • 9 Jan
  • 6 Feb
  • 6 March
  • 3 April
  • 8 May
  • 5 June
  • 10 July
  • 7 Aug
  • 4 Sep
  • 9 Oct
  • 6 Nov
  • 11 Dec

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Long Day Care Educator
  • OSHC Educator

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Government Funding

For Local Students
Local students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
course, students may pursue a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
at Stanley College or other CRICOS registered training organisations.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.