Australian Learning Group

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian Learning Group

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095785J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


As the entry-level qualification for the Early Childhood industry, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides students with a great foundation for a fulfilling career path.

Graduates will have extensive professional knowledge as well as the practical skills necessary to become a successful educator in either a centre-based service or in family day care as well as the opportunity to continue their studies with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our focus on practical learning makes sure our graduates are job-ready and our students love coming to class.

Interactive class activities, role plays and discussions will make sure you will be well prepared by the time you start your practical placement, where you can gain valuable on the job experience even before you graduate.

Job Outcomes

  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny

The program outcomes for this course are:

Workers qualified at a Certificate III level are primarily employed child care educators in an Early Learning Centre or Occasional Day centers in a supervisory role or as a Nanny.

A study pathway to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

Units of Competency

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care is made up of 18 units of competencies, which are made up of 15 core and 3 elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title

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

CHCECE006 Support behavior of children and young people

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 2,190 per term
Start date: 24 January 2022
19 April 2022
11 July 2022
Duration: 9 months
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

Level 4, 243 Edward Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
  • The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over as students under this age will not find work in approved child care centres in most states of Australia.

IELTS - 5.5 (with no individual band under 5.0); TOEFL Internet Based - 46; Cambridge English - CAE 162; PTE Academic - 42; OET - B.


Australian Learning Group
Sydney Campus
Level 1, 333 Kent Street Sydney New South Wales 2000