Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: http://www.acecqa.gov.au

Possible Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Educator

Delivery Mode

Mixed Mode Delivery – Institution Based, Face to Face + Mandatory Work Placement

Duration/Volume of Learning

This program is a full-time course completed over a period of 6 months. A student may take up to 12 months to complete the course. The AQF Volume of Learning for a Certificate III Qualification is 1200-1400 hours.

Please refer to details of the program on the following pages including our timetable and details about classes, work placement, assessment time and self – study.


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world


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