CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 - Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care OverviewRegistered Training Organisation

This course 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 wellbeing, learning and development.  Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Throughout the course, students learn about the responsibilities involved in engaging with groups of children and individuals, how children grow and develop, and observing children to learn about their interests and needs.

As part of the CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students will be required to assist with young children’s health, safety and care needs. This will include nappy changing, toileting, maintaining clean and hygienic environments, and interactions with parents.

Student gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.  The CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.


  • Professional Nanny
  • Assistant Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Preschool Aide
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Co-Coordinator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator


  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for*; and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment; and
  • Working with Children Check and Police Clearance
  • Laptop/Personal Computer and printer
  • Access to Internet access
  • Mobile Phone
  • Your own email account
  • Diary (Preferred)


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is delivered through blended learner based training, meaning that learners can study CHC30113 while working in the early childhood sector or perhaps looking to secure employment in the industry. Learners are assigned a Trainer/Assessor who will conduct regular face to face classes. These classes, are then combined with both online components and also practical assessment that is undertaken in an actual work environment. This blended method of delivery allows our Trainer/Assessor to not only support the learner through their learning but assess them to determine their level of competency in each unit. Please note there are different levels of support for each program.


The duration depends on the learner’s previous learning, employment status and experience, but the qualification typically takes between 24 and 40 weeks to complete. The course in total is 1247 hours . (Total volume of learning hours) (this includes 120 hours work placement)


CHC30113 is offered as a fee for service, apprenticeship or via the Higher Level Skills program.  A Government Subsidy is available to Queensland residents via various funding models. Eligibility criteria apply.


The fees associated with these delivery styles depend on the student’s previous qualifications, and/or eligibility for government funding.

SUBSIDISED FUNDING PRICE (Eligibility applies):  $395

RETAIL PRICE (fee for service):  $3,800
PAYMENT PLANS: (Request): From $35 per week


Do you have a lifetime of experience, but no formal qualification?

Are you concerned about having to spend valuable time on a course just to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?

At Educare, we can guide you through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Our friendly, experienced staff will work with you to collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue to applicants RPL documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years, either through Educare or obtained through another training facility or organisation. This will be followed with an interview process and practical skills assessment; if required. To apply for RPL or Credit Transfer (CT), please contact Student Services for more information on (07) 3394 8445 or eMail Us.


Nominal Hours: 838
Volume of Learning: 1 year
Work placement (Supervised Practice in the workplace): 120 hours

  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • 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
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
  • CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

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