Our CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you the skills required to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with educators and colleagues, as well as to support the wellbeing, health and safety of all children. You will learn to work as an effective team member who provides quality education in a range of classroom or community environments.

Upon successful completion of our course, you will hold the ability to help children learn and inspire them to become confident and involved learners. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education is the minimum qualification required to work in the childcare industry and can serve as your first step towards a rewarding career in childcare services.

Nationally Recognised


Practical Placement

Minimum of 120 hours that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)

Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Blended
Course Duration

12 months

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to complete an online language, literacy and numeracy test along with a pre-training review to assess suitability of the course and to determine any learning support needs.

Career Opportunities
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Director
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Nanny
Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited in 2019, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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Unit Code Unit Name
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
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development