Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

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This is an essential qualification for anyone seeking employment in Child Care. This course will meet the requirements of workers who use organisational policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and care for children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their development outcomes.


Job roles and titles may vary across the industry however possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Day Care Supervisor
  • Child Care worker
  • Educator




The guideline for duration is 6 months – 2 years depending on your chosen study option. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.


  • Mixed
  • Face to face
  • Online


Students are required to undertake 120 hours or 6 weeks of student work placement during the course.


It is important that you inform and advise College of English Education and Training Australia prior to enrolment about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education. This ensures the College can provide the appropriate structure and student support throughout the course.

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit (between 11-13 units) into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career. This will shorten the duration of your Diploma course and also reduce the fees.


please contact the college administration for more information

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 18

15 core units

3 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

 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

Elective Units






Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood