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Have you always wanted to work with children?

Do you have a passion for helping little people learn and grow?

Would you like a career where everyday is new and exciting and your options for employment are vast?

Why not complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and start a career in child care?

After completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 you will have the qualification necessary to be a child care assistant in a pre-school or long day care setting, or work as a family day carer or nanny.



Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 is the entry level qualification into the Children's Services industry and allows graduates to gain employment as Child Care Assistants, Family Day Carers, Nannies and Child Care Workers.

Completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 will allow graduates to gain advanced standing into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.

This course will require you to complete a total of 240 hours practical work placement. These hours will be on a volunteer basis, unless you are already employed in the child care industry, in which case you are more than welcome to use your current workplace and hours to meet the 240 hour requirement. Please note that a minimum of 120 hours must be spent working with 0-2 year olds, while the remaining 120 hours needs to be spent with 2-6 year olds. All hours must take place in an accredited and recognised education and care environment.

The course is available as a traineeship for eligible, employed applicants. To find out further information please contact us on

1300 553 774 or via this link. This funding is subsidised by the NSW Government.

We also offer this course via distance training which allows you to complete it at your own pace with the support of a trainer. When completing your course via distance our trainer will be with you every step of the way. You will have access to them via email, phone or zoom Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. For further information regarding distance training please contact us on 1300 553 774 or complete the form below.


Price: $2,000.00 (Distance Training; $275 Enrolment Fee)

Payment plans are available, Wave Learning uses an Ezidebit system.

Credit Transfer

Wave Learning is always happy to grant credit transfers for any units deemed competent on a transcript, issued by another Registered Training Organisation including TAFE. Contact us on 1300 553 774 or via this link if you would like more information.

Recognised Prior Learning/ Recognised Current Competencies

Have you worked in the child care industry for more than 5 years, do you believe you have the skills just not the qualification? Why not ask us about the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognised Current Competency (RCC) options available?

Please Note:

Fees for additional or lost textbooks: $150

Reprint of certificate and transcript: $25

Reprint of materials: $150

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