2 year package in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cairns Vocational Course

Certificate III in early childhood education and care (CHC30113)
Diploma of early childhood education and care (CHC50113)

This package combines the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and care.

Course Duration

  • This course is delivered minimum 92 weeks.
  • Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + self-study component.
  • Overseas students are required to be enrolled in a full-time course to undertake study.
    For VET courses, a full-time course is a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
  • Course scheduled days: Monday & Tuesday (full day: 8am-4pm) and Wednesday (half day: 8am-1pm).
    It is subject to change. A timetable will be given to students during Induction.

Study Modes

  • VET courses are a “blended delivery” combining interactive/face-to-face classes, guided research, class group activities, theory research tutorial, project work & research, and independent learning with academic support resources tutorial available.
  • Academic support resources tutorial is available on the course scheduled days during school terms at CCEB.
  • One on one student support is available by appointment only.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are to be over the age of 18
  • Applicants should have reasonable computer skills including the ability to use and access to the internet
  • English Proficiency:
    IELTS 4.0-4.5
    Completion of CCEB Intermediate level
    B1 Level of CEFR – Common European Framework

Vocational Placement Requirements

Completing placement is compulsory for this course.
You are required to complete 360 hours of unpaid placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

During your course, you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. CCEB may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Applicants will be made aware of the legal obligations CCEB is under to ensure that students can only be placed when they have successfully completed the Working with Children Check (Blue Card application). Any additional fees are at students own cost.

This will be processed and only once a satisfactory response is received will participants be allowed to commence their work placement.


Tuition Fee: $15,000
Materials Fee: $400
Enrolment Fee: $300

Term payment plans available.
Please familiarise yourself with CCEB’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Intake Dates


  • 25 January
  • 19 April
  • 12 July
  • 5 October


  • 24 January
  • 18 April
  • 11 July
  • 3 October

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
  • Lead Educator in long day care, childcare centres, occasional care
  • Educational Leader
  • Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider or Coordinator
  • Out of School Hours Coordinator
  • Out of School Hours Educator
  • Preschool Assistant


All information was accurate at time of publication, however CCEB policies, tuition fees and course content are subject to change without notice. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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