CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Local Students ONLY)

  • Course Code CHC30113
  • Duration 52 Weeks (48 weeks of study, 4 weeks of holidays)
  • Location Perth Campus
  • Timetable Monday and Tuesday (9.00am - 4.00pm) & Work Placement Blocks
  • Self Directed Study 4-6 hours
  • Next Intake Date Monthly

Course Outline

The environment that a child grows up in can influence the person that they become. In our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, we aim to teach our students the necessary skills needed to provide a nurturing and safe environment for children. This course will prepare you with the essential knowledge needed to ensure the health and safety of children, develop cultural competence, create and strengthen positive relationships with children, as well as being able to foster the holistic development and wellbeing of a child in early childhood.

WAIFS has also partnered with childcare centres in and around Perth to ensure that throughout our students study, they are able to put theory to practice by being immersed in a real life working environment.

*Please note all WAIFS courses are also offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

** This course will be delivered and assessed via classroom delivery, distance learning and online assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of Year 10 (or equivalent).

    IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent).

  • Work-based Placement

    All students of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care undertake a minimum of 240 hours of work-based training (subject to student having at least 80% attendance),  linked with a number of units of competency in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care program. Students will undertake work-based training placements in child care settings and work alongside qualified professionals. Students are supervised during these placements by WAIFS trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

    Students must ensure that the following (if applicable) are completed prior to commencement of work based training:

    1. 1. Police Clearances (International and Australian Federal)
    2. 2. Working with Children Check
    3. 3. Health Checks
    4. 4. Immunisation etc. (if applicable) are completed and original documents are sighted by the host employer in advance of commencement of the work base training placement.
  • Pathways/Articulation

    After achieving a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may undertake our Diploma of Early Childhood Education. You may also be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification.

    For more detailed information about this course, please contact

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $3650.00

    Material Fee: $350.00

    Uniform Fee: $100.00

    A one off $230.00 Enrolment Fee is applicable to process the Application.

    *Course fees may change. This is usually annually on 1 July and typically no more than 4%.

    **Fees on this document are quoted in AUS Dollars.

    Indicative Domestic Fees – Government Funded

    This course is eligible for funding and you may be eligible for a government subsidized study place.

    Current indicative fees are listed on WAIFS Domestic Funded Course Info & Indicative Fees Sheet.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. 

    Traineeship duration may differ.

    Please refer to Jobs and Skills WA to find out more about the funding and associated delivery.