Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


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Course Code:

National Course Code: CHC30113 || CRICOS Course Code: 096183E

Course Duration:

48 weeks duration of Full Time study including breaks


Batches Every Month


Level 9, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD

Mode of Delivery:

Classroom Based Face-to- Face Training & Work Placement

Assessment Methods:

Written work, projects, log book and observations

Qualification Hours:

858 Hours (Including Work Placement)

Work Placement Hours:

160 Hours (Placements will be provided by college)


This course is currently being offered for $7000* (Promotional Price)

Note: If you are an onshore international student and currently studying another course with another course provider in Melbourne/ holding another COE (Confirmation of Enrolment), you may be able to enrol in an intensive course for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care where this course is delivered intensively for 28 weeks without break. The tuition fee for this intensive course is currently being offered for $1499* (Promotional Price).

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Course Overview

Child Care Training is perfect for people who are wanting to start a career in early childhood. This course will guide you through the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children. You will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and learn how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. This qualification 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.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent
  • English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Additional Requirements:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Working with Children Check
  • A Federal Police Check (name check), no more than 6 months
  • Evidence of up-to-date vaccination as required.

To be awarded the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, competency must be achieved with total of Eighteen (18) units, consisting of:

  • Fifteen (15) Core Units
  • Three (3) Elective Units

The selected elective units will provide learners with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Core Units:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

After achieving this qualification, students may continue their studies in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Career Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out of school hour’s care and family day care.

Job roles include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

The training methodology for this training program will ensure that the course is

  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • Hands-on training/work placement
  • Access to equipment and teaching personnel
  • Student Mentoring
  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Fair

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