Childcare traineeships & apprenticeships

Get your qualification in early childhood education and care while you work

Earn while you learn with a childcare traineeship

Childcare traineeships and apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get your nationally recognised qualification in childcare while earning money and gaining real-world skills. A formal qualification in childcare can open the doors to greater employment opportunities in early childhood education and help you build an amazing career that you love.

You can study a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care or a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Amazing Education & Training as a full-time, part-time or school-based trainee or apprentice.

Childcare traineeships and apprenticeships offer:

On-the-job training

Real-world experience

Self-paced online coursework

Valuable relationships with employers

Nationally recognised qualifications

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Get qualified in childcare fee-free

Our childcare courses are included in the Queensland Government’s Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s Program. That means if you’re under 25 and eligible, you can study your Certificate III or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with no out-of-pocket costs.

Not only can you earn as you learn with a childcare traineeship or apprenticeship, you can also graduate debt-free! This is perfect for students finishing high school or who would like to get their qualifications in childcare as a school-based trainee.

What can I study?

CHC30121 Certificate
III in Early Childhood
Education & Care

With a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you can play a vital role in shaping young children’s lives and fostering their love of learning.

You will gain the skills required to interact with children, create safe and healthy environments, respond to children’s daily care requirements as well as their social, emotional, and developmental needs. You will also assist educators in setting up and implementing programs and care routines for children.

Qualification: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Nationally recognised course: Yes and ACECQA approved

Total units: 17 units (15 core and 2 elective)

Course duration: 12-18 months

Delivery method: Online plus 160 hours of workplace training

CHC50121 Diploma
of Early Childhood
Education & Care

With a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can progress to a managerial role in childcare and influence the learning and development of children at the most important stage of their lives.

You will learn how to manage staff who look after children, create a safe working environment, promote inclusive policies, and coordinate the workplace. You will also learn how to design, evaluate and implement programs and care routines for young children.

Qualification: CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Nationally recognised course: Yes and ACECQA approved

Total units: 15 units (12 core and 3 elective)

Course duration: 12-24 months

Delivery method: Online plus 280 hours of workplace training

Expert trainer support

Your path to a rewarding career in childcare with Amazing is backed by highly qualified educators, who will support you every step of your learning journey and beyond.

You’ll have unlimited access to 1-on-1 consultations with our trainers, who will connect with you via video conferencing tools like Zoom, deliver personalised feedback to your written coursework, and visit you regularly at your workplace.

At Amazing, we are uniquely positioned to guide your education and professional development in childcare; we’ve even owned and managed childcare centres of our own.

Flexible, online learning

As part of your childcare traineeship or apprenticeship, you can study your qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care at your own pace.

We offer interactive online learning through an easy-to-use platform, which you can access from anywhere, any time. Course materials are concise and easy to understand to keep you engaged and motivated to learn.

CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Core Units

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

    Electives

    • HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

    * Hours attached - at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

  • Career Opportunities

    • Early childhood educator
    • Family day care worker
    • Playground supervisor
    • Nanny
  • Delivery Mode

    • Self-paced online learning
    • 160 hours of workplace training
  • Course Duration

    • 12-18 months
  • How to Apply

CHC50121

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Core Units

    • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
    • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
    • CHCECE042* Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
    • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
    • CHCECE048* Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
    • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
    • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
    • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
    • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

    Electives

    • CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
    • BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
    • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

    * Hours attached - at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

  • Career Opportunities

    • Early childhood educator
    • Educational leader
    • Child development or support worker
    • Mobile and occasional care coordinator
    • Family day care coordinator
    • Nominated supervisor
    • Director
    • Area manager
  • Delivery Mode

    • Self-paced online learning
    • 280 hours of workplace training
  • Course Duration

    • 12-24 months
  • How to Apply

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