Early childhood education and care

YWCA Canberra’s Registered Training Organisation offers two qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is for people who want a career as a child care worker or who are currently working in this industry with no formal qualification.

This qualification comprises of 18 units of competency (15 core units plus 3 elective units). To complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students are required to show competence in all 18 units, plus a compulsory work placement of a minimum of 120 hours in a regulated education and care service.

  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers workers who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

This qualification comprises of 28 units of competency (23 core units plus 5 elective units). To complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students are required to show competence in all 28 units, plus a compulsory work placement of a minimum of 240 hours in a regulated education and care service.

The training teaches you to be aware of the developmental needs of children and introduces you to your roles and responsibilities in an early childhood education and care setting. You will be provided with opportunities to apply theories of child development in the workplace, and gain experience in interacting with children, families and your fellow workers through your practical placement.

Download: Early Childhood Education and Care Course Guide

Course fees

These qualifications are available to fee-for-service, government funding through Skilled Capital or User Choice as part of a traineeship.

The fees for these courses can be found in our Fees Schedule.

Ready to enrol?

To enrol in a face to face CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course you will need to attend an information sessions, dates for our next session can be found on the main Education and Training page.

Please visit our Student Information page to find out how to enrol.

For more information, please contact the YWCA Canberra Education and Training on 02 6175 9900 or email training@ywca-canberra.org.au.