Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

Future-proof your career and work with children while you learn foundational skills and complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with the Affinity Learning Academy team and preferred Registered Training Organisation provider.

A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge you need to succeed. 
We know that our people are much more than childcare workers. At Affinity, we celebrate the passion and creativity you bring to your role, and the difference you will make in the lives of young children. Through the award-winning Affinity Learning Academy and preferred Registered Training Organisation providers, you can pursue your studies while working with children full time in one of our centres. 

Ready to begin your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care? Get in touch today and take the next step in your childcare career. 
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed so you are able to experience all of the core topics of Early Childhood Education and Care. By the end of this course you will be able to develop various skill sets such as Cultural Connection, Children's Health and Safety, Extending Learning through play and more. Please contact us for any additional questions regarding the qualification and we will put you in contact with our preferred Registered Training Organisation provider. 
Course Code: CHC30113
Program Delivery:
  • Karen Kearns materials
  • Industry Graduates online learning platform
  • Monthly development coaching sessions
  • Written, verbal and observation assessments
  • Practical workplace application of learning
Course Duration: 12-24 months
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Why study with the Affinity Learning Academy?

100% Funded Program
Customised Support
Nationally-Recognised Qualification

Certificate III Early Childhood FAQ

How long does it take to complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with Affinity Learning Academy?
This qualification is self-paced, allowing students to complete it at a pace that aligns with their learning style and lifestyle. It is typically completed in 12-24 months. 
What are the course fees to study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?
The course fees for this program are 100% funded by Affinity Education for staff members. 
What jobs can you get with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?

Students who successfully complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will have a range of career prospects, including:  

  • Assistant Early Childhood Educator  

  • Family Day Care Educator  

  • School Aged Care Educator  

  • In-Home Care Educator  

  • Playgroup Supervisor  

  • Nanny  

Students who successfully complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are also eligible to apply to complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 

What are the entry requirements for this qualification?
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
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Affinity Education FAQ

What career growth is available with Affinity Education?
At Affinity Education, our team of early childhood professionals are committed to the education and development of the children in their care. In turn, we support our staff with personalised career pathways. Whether you want to become a Centre Manager, Quality Advisor, or something else, our award-winning People & Culture team will support you each step of the way.

How do I apply for a job with Affinity Education?
We are always looking for people who are living the team spirit! Discover our current opportunities or get in touch with our People & Culture team today for a confidential career discussion. 
What benefits does Affinity Education offer employees?

We are proud to offer an extensive program of employee benefits. Some of these include: 

  • Personalised career development opportunities 

  • Opportunity to study an early childhood qualification through the Affinity Learning Academy  

  • Scholarship opportunities to study a bachelor's degree in early childhood education 

  • Staff discount program for Affinity Education centres 

  • Dedicated Centre Support Office to help you reach your business, compliance and educational goals 

  • A generous employee referral program 

  • Supplied uniforms 

  • Recognition program and annual Centre Manager conference