Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship)

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship)

Do you want to work in Child Care? This certificate course will teach you how to best support the emotional, physical, social and psychological development of infants from birth until eight years in a childcare environment.

Job prospects

+ Early Childhood Educator

+ Family Daycare Educator

+ Nanny

+ Playgroup Supervisor

+ Out of School Hours (OOSH) Care Educator


+ Duration: 12-24 months

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

This qualification is delivered as a Traineeship. It is also available as classroom delivery.

  • National Code: CHC30121

  • Units: 15 core + 2 electives

  • Location: Level 9, 250 Collins St – City Campus or 1/13 Watton Street, Werribee

  • Duration: 12-14 months in the work place (full-time employment) 

  • Delivery Mode: Workplace

  • Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations.

  • Prior experience: if you have previously worked or studied in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer

  • Workplacement Uniform T’Shirt: Cost is $30

Traineeship: $0 (promotional fee) (Concession: $40)^

Full Fee: $6,428

Textbooks: $110


Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges.  For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding, to eligible candidates.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.

  • Early Childhood Educator

  • Family Day Care Educator

  • Nanny

  • Playgroup Supervisor

  • Out of School Hours Care Educator

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.

Education/Core Skills
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course. Refer to MCIE’s website for details.


Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.


Special Needs
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.


Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.


Prior Experience
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions.

Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or MCIE’s website for more information.

Candidates are required to provide evidence of the following for work placement:

  • Working with Children Check

Core Units

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 

CHCECE031 Support children’s physical health, safety and wellbeing 

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting 

CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children 

CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 

CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers 

CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice 

CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 

CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning 

CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment 

CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures 

CHCCECO56 Work effectively in children’s education and care 

CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care 

Elective Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 

BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities and development 

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

Start a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the MCIE Werribee Campus. Situated in the heart of the Melbourne suburb Werribee, the MCIE campus is located at the end of Watton Street, near the local Woolworths and Bunnings stores. Just 32km south of the city CBD, the Werribee campus is a three-minute walk from public transport services, including the Werribee train station and Duncans Road bus stop. The campus is also accessible by car, but do keep in mind that street parking is limited in the area.

Werribee Campus Map

Study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the MCIE Melbourne CBD Campus. Just an 8-minute walk to the stunning Alexandra Gardens – The perfect place to study or relax after a class. Getting to the Melbourne CBD campus is even easier with the Flinders Street Railway Station just 5 minutes down the block.

Melbourne City Campus Map

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