CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship (User Choice)


Within 24 months


Face to Face/Online/Print-based distance learning


*Textbook Fees Apply


Co-Contribution Fees Apply.

To be eligible to receive subsidised training under the User Choice program you must:

  • Be employed in an approved traineeship
  • Have entered a training contract for a qualification funded by the government
  • Have selected a training provider that is a Skills Assure Supplier (SAS) such as MiHaven Training

As this qualification includes on the job training you will need to obtain a Working with Children Blue Card. If your Blue Card application receives a negative notice, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. You may also need to provide a First Aid Certificate, Federal Police Check and/or relevant vaccination records.

MiHaven Training is pre-approved by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) to be a Skills Assure Supplier (SAS) to deliver subsidised training and assessment services under the User Choice program. The delivery of this qualification is through a Traineeship, which provides a pathway for new and existing workers. Eligibility criteria applies and further information can be found at

To achieve this qualification; CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, seventeen (17) units must be completed including fifteen (15) core and two (2) elective units.

Core Units

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting*
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety


Elective Units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk


HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting*

MiHaven Training (RTO #40928) has a Third-Party Agreement in place with First Aid Academy (RTO #40920) First Aid Academy conducts training and assessment services on MiHaven Training’s behalf. Upon completion, you will be issued with a National Accredited Statement of Attainment by MiHaven Training.

The Student Co-Contribution Fee under the User Choice program is dependent on the elective units chosen. Fees are paid at a rate of $1.60 per nominal hour, per unit of competency. This fee may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or a third party, which must be indicated at time of enrolment. The above is an example unit selection. Elective units can be customised to suit outcomes.

*Textbook Fees apply; however, this will be an additional Employer Cost that is agreed to upfront before training commences. Students are not responsible in covering this cost. Refer to our Schedule of Fees


Full-time: The lodgement of a second training contract where one of the training contracts is full-time will be reviewed by the Department to determine if each of the parties to each training contract can meet their obligations. There must be a clear separation between the training and employment requirements for each training contract and must not be replicated through the one occupation only.

Part-time: Minimum of 15 hours per week over each 4 week period throughout duration of apprenticeship/traineeship.

School-based: 7.5 hours per week of paid employment. This may be averaged over a 3 month period. Over the period of a year, the employer must provide at a minimum the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days) of paid employment. For a school-based trainee to be eligible to complete in this traineeship they must have met the minimum paid employment requirement as outlined below:

– 24 month full time nominal completion duration – 100 days minimum (750 hours)

Note: Each school-based traineeship has minimum paid employment requirements that are unique to the traineeship. Please refer to each traineeship in QTIS for further information.

Limits have been imposed on the amount of institutional training which may be delivered to school-based apprentices, based on the nominal term of a full time training contract. This restriction does not apply to school-based traineeships.

  • Assistant Educator in long day care, childcare centres, occasional care
  • Assistant Educator in a kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Nanny
  • Other education-based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as a tutor, education support staff or as a teacher aide.

On completion of this qualification, students can work towards the following Higher Level Skills:

  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you are a new enrolling student, undertaking Nationally recognised training, you will need a USI number to receive your Qualification/Statement of Attainment. If you do not have a USI you will not be able to receive a qualification. To create a USI account, go to the website:

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