CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course description

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is for students seeking roles in a range of early childhood education settings, working within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students gain a range of knowledge and skills including caring for children, developing relationships with babies and toddlers, keeping children safe as well as supporting children’s play and learning.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace

Work placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.


Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.


You have a passion for the study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Childcare Assistant$960 weekly pay
Nanny$960 weekly pay
Early Childhood Educator$1,050 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Kindergarten Teacher$1,150 weekly pay
Early Childhood Teacher$1,150 weekly pay
Childcare Centre Manager$1,350 weekly pay


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Develop cultural competence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures.

Ensure the health and safety of children

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.

Provide care for children

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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These course providers offer the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:

Foundation Education
Kirana Colleges
Practical Outcomes
Distance / Online
North Regional TAFE
Distance / On Campus
Selmar Institute of Education
Distance / Online
Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training
On Campus
South West Training Services
Online / On Campus
MSA Training and Professional Development
Online / On Campus
Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies
Distance / Online
Online / On Campus
Training Unlimited
Online / On Campus
Australian Technical and Management College
Online / On Campus
Future Academy
On Campus
Venture Education
Australian Employment and Training Services
On Campus
Apex Training Institute
Online / On Campus
Phillips Institute
On Campus
Melbourne College of Further Education
On Campus
Kool Kids Training College
First Door
Australian Health and Science Institute
On Campus
Melbourne City College Australia
On Campus
Propel Institute
Distance / On Campus
Global Business College of Australia
On Campus
Education Training & Employment Australia
On Campus