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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care for Registered Primary and Secondary Teachers

Become an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT), change your career and step into early childhood education with a qualification from the C&K College.  From 1 January 2022 until the end of 2023, a person who holds ALL of the following will be recognised as equivalent to an early childhood teacher:

  • a primary or secondary teaching qualification
  • teacher registration in Australia (called ‘accreditation’ in New South Wales)
  • an ACECQA approved certificate III level (or higher) early childhood education and care qualification.

This combination of qualifications will continue to be recognised under this provision if obtained before the end of 2023.

What is the C&K College difference?

  • Your own trainer/mentor, who works with you until your studies are complete
  • One-on-one assessment session to arrange Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Individualised learning program based on your needs
  • Organised Vocational Placement
  • Attend group sessions (online or on campus)
  • Textbook included
  • Learn about C&K, keep informed about job opportunities 
  • Self-paced: take the fast track, or slow it down
    (Course only on offer until 31 December 2023)

Number of Units

  • 17 Units (total number of units to study is dependent on RPL)
  • All units are calculated at a fixed rate
  • RPL costs are the same as regular unit costs
  • 160 hours of Vocational Placement in a regulated early childhood setting for birth to five year old children.  
  • Find out more information on the Course Fact Sheet.

Formal Entry Requirements

  • Positive exemption card/Blue Card
  • You need to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • You must have access to a computer with internet, MS Office, PDF reader software and a scanner or mobile with camera capabilities.

2023 Student Fees

Student Fee Type

Per Course

Per Unit

Regular Cost $4,080 $255
Job Trainer Fund may apply - limited places $0 $0

Payment Options

Fees are payable:

  • up-front through three separate payments as you progress through your course
  • via a payment plan (weekly, fortnightly, monthly)

Funding Information

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. Read more

Fee for Service

Fees for self-funded students. The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available. 

Further Information


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