CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Information
Course Name Certificate III in Early Childhood Education (CHC30113)
Duration (Part Time) N/A
Duration (Full Time) 48 Weeks
2019 Course Fees 9,700
Intake Dates TBC
University ATMC VET Programs
Campus Melbourne
Faculty Early Childhood

Program Outline

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia or equivalent in student’s country of origin
  • 18 years of age or above
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Applicants with no formal qualification and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant industry may also be considered. 

Additional Requirement: Participants must undertake National Police and Working with Children checks before commencing work placement. 


After completing CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Mode of Study and Assessment Methods

Mode of study includes classroom based training sessions based on theory classes and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities in a simulated work environment and work placement. Assessment methods include written test, observation, logbook and project.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Course Contents/ Units of Competency 


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

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

HLTWHS001   Participate in workplace health and safety


CHCDIV001     Work with diverse people

CHCECE006    Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCECE012    Support children to connect with their world