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

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

Employment Outcomes

Completion of this qualification may lead to: 

• 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. Practical skills are developed through workshops including simulated pratice, skills demonstrations, guest presenters from child care industry, field trips and vocational placements where you 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 15/07/19, 07/10/19, 03/02/20, 27/04/20 39 weeks; 30 weeks of tuition and up to 9 break weeks; 2-3 days per weeks in class or vocational placement.
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 * This unit is delivered by a specialist first aid training provider on our behalf.


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 complete a pre-training assessment to gauge individual learner requirements. All students 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

Training involves a combination of classroom learning, resource development, online learning, practical sessions, research and project work plus vocational placement in a registered education and care service. We utilise a range of assessment methods including demonstration/direct observation of the student at vocational placement, written reports, training records, written tests, work samples, questions and discussions and projects. Students will need to be marked satisfactory in all assessments to successfully pass the course.

Vocational placement

This course includes a compulsory 192 hours of vocational placement (8 hours per day excluding breaks). We arrange each student's vocational placement with a registered education and care service provider. Students complete vocational placement assessments faciliated by their trainer.

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.


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