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643 Spencer St, 3003 West Melbourne, Vic
Phone: (130) 036-8883
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Early Childhood – Cert III

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Updated course coming in 2022.
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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Are you passionate about offering children the best opportunities for their individual development?

Our CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has been designed for entry level into the childcare industry. As an educator, you will be responsible for providing the best possible care of children within a childcare service, based on the needs of each individual child and their programs.


32 face to face sessions – 1 x 5 hour class per week



FULL FEE STUDENT $6240 Tuition Fee

*To check eligibility for funding under Skills First, click here


Material fee cost can be found here.

Please note: Any request for printed text books to be delivered to your home in Metro Melbourne will incur a $50 delivery fee. eBook’s are available to purchase and download so talk to our staff to discuss this option.

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    We will help you to succeed!

    Whether you want to work in a long day care centre or in your own home under the family day care scheme, MCFE will give you all the skills to feel confident and competent in  the workplace, learning all aspects of childcare, from providing for care to babies, toddlers and children including assisting with routines, facilitating play to planning and implementing programs that support children’s development.

    Module Overview

    Certificate MCFE Cert III ECEC

    Become certified in Certificate III in Early Childhood


    Gaining the Early Childhood Education and Care certification will assure you have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s today’s childcare profession. We employ trainers that are current in the industry, either running their own businesses or working as authorised supervisors and mentors in childcare centres, Trainers who are able to give you insight into the industry and daily demands and are current on best practice in the industry.

    I loved the course with MCFE; the materials were great, and the trainer was so understanding and helpful. I have never worked in the industry before, so it was daunting to begin with – but I was given all the skills and confidence I needed for when I started my placement.
    Louise Carson

    Got Questions?

    Practical placement is on the job training that you undertake during your course. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice the skills you are learning in the classroom in a supported manner.

    MCFE requires you to complete 120 hours in the workplace in total and your trainer will visit you in the workplace to discuss any questions you have or go over training, and to observe and assess competency in skills towards the end of your placement hours.

    The course is delivered over 32 face-to-face sessions with 1 session held each week. In addition to face-to-face classes you will be required to undertake self paced learning, which is approximately 16 hours on average per week.

    It is expected that the course could take you 12 months to complete, though this can vary from person to person.

    You can go on to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, which could lead to you being a room leader, authorised supervisor, area coordinator or manager of a child care centre.

    There is also degrees available to become an Early Childhood teacher, Kindergarten teacher or Centre Director.

    No, you don’t have to pay upfront as we have payment plans are available for you. Simply complete the payment plan form when you enrol and nominate a bank account and we can set it up for you.

    Please be aware that no certificates will be issued until fees are paid in full.

    Your first aid statement of attainment is issued within a week of competently completing the units, providing any fees have been paid in full.