CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Setting

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.

Career Opportunities: Early Childhood Educator, Occasional Care Educator, Family Day Care Educator, Nanny (in Australia and Overseas), Playgroup Supervisor.

Course Code: CHC30113

Enrolments for 2021 now open! All 2021 classes for each qualification will start on the 11th January. Please contact the college for further information - 1300 885 508 or email us on:

Course Duration: 12 months.

Mode of delivery: Full-time using a combination of online learning, classroom-based training and work experience (practicum placement).

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom

Practicum placement: Students who are not employed in the early childhood sector and working with children must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a current Working with Children check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: There are 18 units of competency in this qualification, consisting of 15 Core Units and 3 Electives.

Core Units

CHCECE001- Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
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 work health and safety
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

Elective Units

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate III ECEC level study.
  • Learners must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWWC) prior to enrolment, or hold a current one.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook