CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development within an approved learning framework.

Graduate from this qualification may work in a range of early childhood settings within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Depending on the settings of the Childcare Centre these graduates may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Upon successful completion of all allocated units within this qualification the learners will be awarded the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

If the learners decide to leave the course without completing they will still receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit/s they have successfully completed.

This qualification is delivered by Training Specialists Australia (RTO ID: 21811).


Upon successful completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care learners may pursue further study in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

This qualification may provide career pathways or job outcomes to work as a:

  • Childhood Education Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Aide or
  • Preschool Assistant

Course Content

Below is a list of units that will make up the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

In order to successfully complete the full qualification, the learner must complete 15 core and 3 elective, altogether 12 units, in this qualification. The chosen elective units will lead to the proposed career pathways or job outcomes of this qualification.

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting * Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people Elective
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective


* We do not deliver the unit of competency HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting, learners must obtain this unit of competency through an external party and provide a copy of their Statement of Attainment and Transcript as evidence. Once we have received a copy of the Statement of Attainment and Transcript we will provide a credit transfer for this unit of competency.

Recognition for Prior Learning

If a learner has previous knowledge and skills gained through work experience and/or formal or informal education and training they may apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at the time of enrolment.

We also offer opportunities for Credit Transfers. If a learner has previously completed same or similar units linked with this qualification they may apply for Credit Transfer/s at the time of enrolment.

The learner may contact the RTOs for more information on the processes of applying for the RPL and Credit Transfer.

Both RPL and Credit Transfer may reduce the duration of completing the qualification which will be determined by a qualified Trainer and Assessor of the RTO.

Scheduling and Location

All our training are pre-scheduled and delivered in a specific workplace or suitable pre-determined location.

The training for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care follows a structured Delivery and Assessment Plan (DAP) where the trainer, the training location, duration and the delivery and assessment sessions are clearly identified.  The DAP will be provided to all learners prior to or at the time of enrolment.


This qualification may be completed in 12 months on a full-time basis. It may take 24 months to complete if this qualification is studied part-time.

The qualifications durations may be shortened due to a number of factors such as, Credit Transfers, recognition of Prior Learning and previous demonstrated skills and knowledge. This process will be determined by a qualified Trainer and Assessor of the RTO on a case-by case basis.

Entry and Assessment Requirements

There is no entry requirement to enrol in this course. Learners may have to undertake a simple Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test during the enrolment process to establish the individuals LLN skills and suitability into the course. Please refer to Welfare and Support below.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

Learners will be required to successfully complete all allocated assessments to be awarded this qualification. The assessments may include written questions, interviews, observations-at-work, role-plays, scenario analyses and others. Learners are also expected to participate in all scheduled classes, observations and assessment sessions.

Delivery Modes

This course will be mainly delivered at our client’s work places which are Health and Safety assured. The course may also be delivered for fee-for-service clients in suitably equipped venue.  The modes of delivery may include:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Group work, and
  • Observation of workplace practices and participation in practical work

Welfare and Support

If a learner has any disability issue in normally attending this course we can make reasonable adjustments in the delivery and assessment of this qualification. This will be done on a case-by-case basis.

Our RTOs will be able to organise Language and Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support when required. We will also assist learners in using assistive or new technologies when required or refer them to the appropriate support services needed such as interpreter or ready and writing assistance services.

Course Fee and Payments

The course fee will be $3,500

All materials and equipment required for this training will be provided by the RTO and/or the clients workplace and the learners are not required to buy any materials or equipment for this training. No other expenses are involved in this training expect the fees indicated above.

Fees may vary according to a learner’s background and eligibility. Final fees will be sent to the learners after the enrolment process is completed.