This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

RTO ID: 3900

Course code

2021 intake dates
Rolling Intakes – Docklands

12 months

Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector and working with children complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. Placement can be organised by Gowrie Victoria and is supported by regular visits from a Gowrie Victoria trainer.

Units of competency:

Code Title  Hours
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood 70
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning 40
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice 40
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people 30
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment 40
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 40


Tuition Fees Current as at 18 November 2019 

Skills First eligible tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Non-funded tuition fee
$300.00 $60.00 $6306.00

Note: Tuition Fees quoted above are the maximum fees payable. Fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional Fees (for detailed information refer to learner handbook found on Studying with us page)

Assessment visit cancellation fee $75.00
Cluster re-enrolment fee $200.00
Certificate re-issuance fee $25.00
Transfer fee $200.00
  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate III ECEC level study.
  • Learners must obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Learners must be at least 15 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • If you are currently employed you may be eligible for a traineeship.
  • Gowrie Victoria encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Occasional Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny (In Australia and Overseas)
  • Playgroup Supervisor