CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Australian Workplace Training offers CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care via three delivery modes:
In class, Externally and Online (E-Learning).
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.
This is a entry level qualification for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector.
This course looks at subjects such as effective interaction with children, ensuring children’s health and safety, providing care for children and babies, children’s activities, how to work as part of a team, and legal/ethical obligations. This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.
This qualification may provide a pathway into higher level qualifications such as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and other higher Community Services qualifications. From the Diploma qualification, the pathway can lead into a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
Occupations may include:
- Child Care Assistant
- Family Day Carer
- Playgroup supervisor
An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.
In class students will attend as per the course structure. Students will be required to attend Monday and Tuesday for in-class training. The times for classroom contact are 9.30am—3.00pm with a half hour lunch break. Please note: class attendance is not required during school holidays or on public holidays.
External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately eighteen to twenty four months; it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to attend practical training sessions, as well as a maintain monthly contact with their trainer.
A current Child-related employment screening from DCSI (within the last 24 months) will be required before work placement is commenced. It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the DCSI Screening Check . A current DCSI Screening Check is a requirement by industry.
During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.
The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units. This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.
The certificate consists of 18 units: 15 core and 3 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|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|
|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|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
Fee for Service Students:
Cost of course: $3150 for all 18 units
Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $175 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit
Work Placement T-shirt: $30
Work Placement Badge: $6
Replacement unit fee: $25 per unit
More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.
This qualification has subsidies available through WorkReady for eligible participants – eligibility and subsidy criteria apply
For more information on completing a qualification with WorkReady subsidies at AWT please visit our WorkReady information page.
WorkReady Student course fees
Student Fee – $700
Concession Student Fee – $449
The WorkReady Student fees includes the following:
– 1 workbook or e-learning unit for each Unit of Competency (released 1 at a time)
– Work Placement T-shirt & Badge
– DCSI screening checks
For information on the WorkReady Fees, concession and fee exemptions please visit our WorkReady information page.
Eligibility and Subsidy criteria apply – visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au or http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/training-learning/check-your-eligibility