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
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice70
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children63
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks35
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting20
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence70
CHCECE003Provide care for children70
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers60
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children70
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood70
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning40
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice40
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people30
BSBINN301Promote innovation in a team environment40
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world40


Tuition Fees Current as at 18 November 2019 

Skills First eligible tuition feeSkills First concession tuition feeNon-funded tuition fee

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