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.

Course Structure

Course Duration

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.

Work Placement

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.

Course Structure

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


Assessment Method

Methods of assessment may include

  • Written assessment tasks
  • Scenarios
  • 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


Entry Requirements

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.


Career Opportunity

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Before and after school care Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Long day care / Occasional Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Out of school hours Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Educator



Government Funded

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.