Enrolments in this course are closed. It is now superseded and within a teach out period. 
The 18 months teach out period started on the 20th of July 2021 and will end on the 20th January 2023. This means that all students enrolled in the CHC30113 and CHC50113 qualifications must have completed all of their assessments by this date.


This Certificate III is designed to develop the range of skills for an Educator to work competently and support Lead Educators in the Early Childhood industry.

Duration and Scheduling

Learning will be conducted in the training centre for 3 hours of face to face training. These sessions are held on Wednesday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. We have a campus on the Northside and Southside of Brisbane.  VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR >

There are 2 options for delivery of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Workplace delivery
  • Blended flexible options including RPL where appropriate and by application.

Both modes of learning are structured over a 1 – 2 year period, as per the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators. A minimum of 1200 hours study is required to allow for sufficient understanding and application of the required skills and knowledge.

Methods of Study

We use competency-based assessment for all assessment activities. Students prove competency with demonstrations of written knowledge and practical skills. We take timelines into consideration for practical skills and students must meet the criteria as deemed industry competent by the assessor.

Formative evidence will be assessed in the form of an Assessment Task Portfolio. The Assessment Task Portfolio uses several assessment tools to accommodate the student’s individual needs. The assessment types include:

  • Written Questioning
  • Practical Observation
  • Research Case
  • Studies Portfolio
  • Reflective Journal
  • Third Party reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

There are no academic pre-requisites. However, we require students to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at time of enrolment.


CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

* HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
NOT delivered by Building Futures Education; learners must organise and complete this unit via an external provider. A certified copy of the statement of attainment must be provided to Building Futures Education. This may incur additional costs depending on learner funding.

Elective Units

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Career Opportunities

Working within the Early Childhood Education industry with services who utilise the Montessori method. This may present as an Educator within a long day care environment, in the Family Day Care industry as an educator, or within a Montessori school setting as a teacher aide or in conjunction with teaching qualifications, as a Montessori teacher. Each sector has their own requirements and we recommend you contact your sector before enrolling.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1st January 2015, we can be prevented from issuing you with a Nationally Recognised VET Qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). In addition, we are required to include your USI in the data we submit to NCVER.


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care costs $3240.

  • all course materials

  • all assessment activities

  • support throughout your course

Upfront Payments

Students may choose to pay up to $1500 for their course upfront. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at a later in the students enrolment. Course fees are to be paid via bank transfer to Building Futures Education once an invoice is received.

Payment Plans

Building Futures Education offers payments plans to students who require it. Payment plans are individually created with the student to ensure they meet the needs of the student.

How to Apply

Step 1: Enrolment Enquiry

To let us know that you are interested in studying this course complete an Enquiry Form by clicking on Apply.  Once we have received this form and confirmed eligibility we will send you information regarding your course. You will be required to send back a confirmation that you would like to go ahead training with us.

Step 2: Complete Induction course

You will be sent a link to log into our Student Management System Axcelerate to complete our online induction course. During this induction you will be given in depth information about your course and Building Futures Education. Once this is complete you will be sent the online enrolment form.

Step 3: Commence Training

You will be enrolled into the Nationally Recognised Course you have chosen with Building Futures Education and you can commence your training.