Certificate III Early Childhood, Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30113
Domain: VET
Timetable: Semester 1 and 2
Length of Course: 2 Years

Unit Information

Studied over the course of two years, this qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education setting who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Students who enjoy working with young children and helping others would be well suited to this course. The course will give students the skills to communicate and work collaboratively with educators and colleagues, as well as to support the holistic wellbeing, health and safety of all children. Students will master the skills needed to help children become confident and involved learners. Both theory and practical components are included. The course will train students to navigate and comply with all the current legal and industry related requirements, policies and procedures. Students will become adept at supporting planned education programs in early childhood settings, as well as assisting with the organisation of classrooms and community education centres.

Particular course requirements:

Students will be required to complete activities outside of class times. Specifically, there is a compulsory workplace learning component within this course, where students gain experience from local early learning centres, and meet the workplace learning hours quota.

Core Units:
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE001 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
CHCPRT001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world

Pathway Information



Students undertaking this course may wish to consider tertiary studies in:

  • Education
  • Education Support

This course suits direct workforce entry into the following:

  • Daycare Worker
  • Education Assistant

Additional Information

Estimated Charges: $250