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


  • Course Code CHC30113
  • Duration 38 weeks (34 weeks of study, 4 weeks of holidays)

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 this course is only offered to local students.

**All WAIFS courses are be offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

  • 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 admissions@waifs.wa.edu.au.

  • Domestic Fees

    Tuition Fee: $3660.00

    Material Fee: $500.00

    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.

    *** This course is eligible for funding. Please refer to Future Skills WA.