CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prepares you to work in the childcare industry. You will gain skills that you can use in a broad range of settings, including home based or centre based situations, where children from infancy to twelve years are cared for by people other than their primary caregivers. You will learn how to provide expert care for babies and children, how to work within the relevant legal and ethical frameworks and all the communication and personal skills you will need to be confident in a busy and complex workplace.


This qualification could lead to employment as a Child Care Assistant, Playgroup Supervisor, Family Day Care Worker or Child Care Worker.


This qualification enables students to pathway into Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Delivery

This program is offered as a flexible mode of delivery with 6 weekly study sessions for 1 1/2 hours each. Both campuses offer on the job, Traineeships: Duration is dependent on the student's progression through the units. 12-18 month's duration - Enrolment can occur at any stage of the year.

Entry Requirements

Pre-selection interview, Working with Children Check and a Victorian Police Check. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $40.00
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70 $40.00
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63 $40.00
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70 $40.00
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35 $40.00
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60 $40.00
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70 $40.00
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70 $40.00
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood 70 $40.00
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 40 $40.00
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice 40 $40.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $40.00
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 40 $40.00
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240 $40.00
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80 $40.00
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50 $40.00
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,011
Concession $1,578
Apprenticeship $3,514
Apprenticeship Concession $1,279
RPL Government Subsidised $1,996
RPL Concession $399
RPL Self-funded $2,994
Self-Funded $6,009

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, BG-22
2019 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based