CHC30113  Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification will provide you with the basic skills needed to assist in caring for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. 


You will learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk. As part of this qualification, you will undertake a supervised work placement (minimum of 120 hours) where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.


Be a part of a child's growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting with a qualification in children's services. You will work closely with children aged 0-12 years from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

Our Trainers with their specialized expertise will prepare you for the work placement in the child care industry for the practical experience.

CRICOS code: 088262F


Course Duration

Total Course Duration of 52 weeks include:

  • Face-to-face sessions in the classroom

  • Work Placement

  • Study Break


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent

  • Overseas student must have a minimum overall band of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.


You will need

Positive attitude, caring nature, good work ethic and an interest to work with a team within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.


Before undertaking work placement, students will be assisted to obtain Working With Children Check.          


Career Opportunities

  • Before and after school care assistant

  • Pre-school teacher’s assistant

  • Family day care worker

  • Childhood Educator Assistant

  • Long day care/Occasional care



The units of competency are assessed using any of the following methods:

  • Theory Tasks

  • Workplace Tasks / Projects

  • Observation


After Successful Completion of

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students can pursue the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


Units of Competencies

There are 18 units in total - 15 core units plus 3 elective units must be completed for this qualification.


Core units

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

  • CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • HLTAID004   Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

  • 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


Elective units

  • BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

  • CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people