CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously. The qualification addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.
Qualification will be delivered for 52 weeks. Face to face delivery will take place once a week (7.5 hours each day). Students will generally need to spend 12 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.
Learners must complete minimum total of 120 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service. If you are currently working within the Early Childhood sector, your experience may count towards your placement.
To be awarded the qualification of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Students must successfully complete a total of Eighteen (18) units of competency, consisting of:
- Fifteen (15) Core Units, and;
- Three (3) Elective Units, of which:
- At least one (1) must be selected from the elective units listed below
- Up to two (2) units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome
Methods of assessment may include
- Written assessment tasks
- Workplace Activities
- Class Activities
- Workplace Observation
- Third party feedback
Units of Competency
Total number of units = 18
- 15 core units
- 3 elective units
All electives contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Units of Competency
The learner is required to achieve competency in Eighteen (18) units in order to complete the course and be awarded this qualification.
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health & safety of children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Provide and promote healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationship with children|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE013||Information about children to inform practice|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Island safety|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practices|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
This course has been designed with the target client being a new worker in the child care sector. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment. Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.
Participants MUST have a police clearance and working with children check.
Students will gain the benefit of experience throughout their course with an integrated work placement component (a minimum of 120 hours) that:
- Strengthens experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
- Develops practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
- Provides exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment or through simulation.
- Before and after school care Assistant
- Family Day Care Educator
- Long day care / Occasional Care Educator
- Out of school hours Care Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Recreation Educator
Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding under Skills First Program.
The tuition fee is $0 for students who are eligible for government funding. Please refer to Eligibility Check page to make sure you are eligible for the government subsidised program.
The tuition fee for full-fee paying students is $5,500. Full-fee paying students can contact us to find current cost and payment plan. To view the payment plans online, please visit the Payment Plan section.