Gain a solid grounding in the industry through our CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and progress to our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to boost your career prospects with two nationally accredited qualifications.

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

Employment Outcomes

  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Certified Supervisor
  • Childhood Educator
  • Educational Leader
  • Nanny

Practical Skills

By graduating the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be competent in working within the National Quality Standards. You will be able to facilitate play and stimulate child development in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework.

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care aims to provide you with essential management and leadership skills including programming and planning, working with family, the community and your team.

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, 27/04/20 115 weeks; 90 weeks of tuition and up to 25 break weeks. Students will attend at least two days per week face-to-face classes as well as engaging in some online learning.
Unit of Competency 
Units of competency


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


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


Work legally and ethically


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


Use information about children to inform practice


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children


Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Maintain workplace health and safety


Facilitate compliance in an education and care service


Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood


Nurture creativity in children


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


Promote children's agency


Analyse information to inform learning


Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development


Support children to connect with their world


Support behaviour of children and young people


Work with diverse people


Analyse and present research information


Develop teams and individuals


Lead the work team


Develop and implement policy
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. Students must complete a study skills assessment for basic literacy and numeracy. 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. Please contact us for more information. 

Training and assessment methods

On campus 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. MEGT Institute utilises 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

We arrange for our students studying on campus to undertake vocational placement in a registered education and care service. Vocational placement for both our day and evening program consists of: 3 days per week in 20 vocational placement weeks over the duration of the course. Total 60 days and 480 hours. NB: There are no classes during vocational placement weeks. During vocational placement students will be supported daily by a designated supervisor and will be facilitated and assessed by a MEGT trainer trainers/ assessors (visits will be organised for each block of placement).

* Required field.