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

Next intake dates

Wednesday 17 April
Thursday 18 July
Tuesday 3 September

Gowrie @ the Harbour
Level 1, 1 Seafarer Lane
Docklands VIC 3008

12 – 14 months

Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) need to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. To successfully complete the course requirements you will need access to children in the age group 0 – 23 months. This includes specifically two children between the age of 0 – 11 months and two children between the age of 12 – 23 months. Please be aware if you work in a kinder setting with children 3 and over you will be required to complete placement elsewhere to meet the age requirements of the course. Placement can be organised by Gowrie Victoria and is supported by regular visits from a Gowrie Victoria trainer.

Units of competency:

Code Title  Hours
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 80
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care 60
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing 160
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care 65
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers 108
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments 40
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 100
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice 40
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children 100
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning 75
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment 50
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity 63
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures 55
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting 22


Tuition Fees Current as at 1 January 2022

Skills First eligible tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Non-funded tuition fee
$300.00 $60.00 $8,105.50

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 17 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