Early Childhood Education and Care Options

Early Childhood Education and Care

Today’s little people are set to change the world tomorrow in ways we can’t ever imagine so having a role in shaping these precious young minds is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling forms of employment available.
The first five years of a child’s life are vital to their physical, social and cognitive development. These early stages build the foundations that will mould them into the person they’ll become.
To ensure you’re able to confidently start your career as an early childhood professional, you will receive an ideal balance of both theory and practical learning; gaining hands-on practical experience by undertaking vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Fast facts

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • To ensure quality care and education standards, it is a mandatory requirement for all childcare professionals working in early childhood to hold or be actively working towards a qualification
  • Work in a growing industry – currently there are more than 4000 jobs available in South East Queensland alone
  • Start Dates – Courses start each month
  • Delivery Mode – On Campus (Brisbane and Sydney), Distance*, online*, or workplace based* (* Domestic students only)
"I want to become a professional early child care educator who can confidently lead children to explore their world. "
Lee-Han Chen Early Childhood Education and Care
"I always feel happy and complete when I put a smile on someone’s face."
Justin Anyaoku Disability
"Practical placement allowed me to put my vocational skills into practice."
Emily Fuller Disability
"Keeping a balance with my studies and my personal life has been an easier experience than I expected, because I’m enjoying the content, study doesn’t feel like a chore or feel like it is overwhelming me. "
Karen Jones Community Services
"The experience that I have gained, and the knowledge and training that I have received from Charlton Brown has been outstanding "
Samantha O'Dwyer Community Services

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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The ideal starting point to a rewarding and fulfilling career in teaching and caring for young minds, this comprehensive six-month qualification is now a mandatory requirement for all childcare professionals working in early childhood.

By learning the essential skillsets you’ll need to provide high quality care to babies, toddlers and young children, graduates start their careers in a variety of roles such as a Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide or as a Preschool Assistant.

CHCH50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

To take a leading role in guiding the learning experiences and shaping the growth environments that are vital to young children’s development, this qualification teaches the specialised knowledge and skill sets you’ll need for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

With units that cover key knowledge areas such as the frameworks and legislation that underpin early childhood education as well as creating safe environments for children, graduates find themselves in a variety of senior roles such as Childhood Education Managers and Outside School Hours Coordinators. This qualification is 22 months in duration.

A rewarding career

Just as no two children are the same, no two days will be the same in your new career in early childhood education and care. Every day you’ll have the opportunity to craft experiences that enable them to learn while they play while role modelling positive communication techniques for these impressionable young minds, setting them up for a bright future. In Australia an additional 50,000 qualified educators are required in the next five years to meet the rising demands of the sector.

Funding options

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee is a Queensland Government subsidy that supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. Higher Level Skills is a Queensland Government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access training in selected Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications. Among other eligibility criteria, students must not hold a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification.
  • VET Student Loans assistance is a loan from the Commonwealth to provide eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications.  The loan will remain as a personal debt obligation until it is repaid to the Commonwealth. VET Student Loans are subject to eligibility and entry criteria.
  • Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment or take advantage of our flexible interest free payment plans
  • Contact our Enrolments Team to find out if you’re eligible for any funding or loan programs.

Why Charlton Brown


Payment support options available


Real world learning


Specialist care training provider for more than 30 years


Industry recognition


Critical skills training & real employment outcomes

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