Want a rewarding career becoming an important part of children’s development and learning?
With our accredited CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you can gain the knowledge, skills and experience to be job-ready. You can learn about child development, care-giving and programming for children (birth – 5 years).

Course Overview 
Employment outcomes, practical skills, subject areas, and study modes

Employment Outcomes

• Early Childhood Educator
• Childcare Assistant
• Family Day Care Educator
• Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant
• Nanny

Practical Skills

Training is hands on, interactive and fun. The full day weekly workshops include guest speakers, field trips and work placements to practice the learnt skills

Course Information 
Delivery mode, location, study mode, start date and duration.
Delivery Mode Location Study Mode Start Date Duration
On Campus Melbourne City Campus - VIC, Sydney City Campus - NSW Full time 09/10/17, 29/01/18, 23/04/18, 16/07/18, 08/10/18 33 weeks; 25 weeks of tuition and up to 8 break weeks.
Unit of Competency 
Units of competency


Work legally and ethically


Develop cultural competence


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting *


Participate in Workplace Health and Safety


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Support behaviour of children and young people


Support children to connect with their world


Work with diverse people
Additional Information 
Additional information

Entry requirements

Overseas students need to be 18 years of age and must show proof of their English language proficiency. Minimum requirement is IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent. All students must complete a study skills assessment for basic literacy and numeracy. All student must satisfy police and working with children or working with vulnerable people checks. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may apply to have previous courses, formal qualifications, knowledge, work experience and/or life experiences assessed for credit or exemption towards this course.

Training and assessment methods

On campus training involves a combination of classroom learning, resource development, online learning, practical sessions, research and project work plus work placement in a registered education and care service. MEGT Institute utilises a range of assessment methods including a combination of skills demonstration, written reports, work samples, question and discussions and projects for the assessment of competency.

Work placement

We arrange for our Certificate III students studying on-campus to undertake work placement in a registered education and care service. This consists of 3 x 2 week blocks work placement.

Pathways from this qualification

Upon successful completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students may gain employment in the Children’s Services industry or enrol in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

* Required field.