Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC30113

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care via two delivery modes.
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:     (*may vary depending on jurisdiction and legislation)

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Out of School Hours Care Assistant*
  • Family Day Carer
  • Recreation Assistant*
  • Nanny
  • 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.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve 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 block training sessions, as well as a 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. 

Course Structure:

The certificate consists of 18 units: 15 core and 3 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core units:

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

Elective units:

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Unit Cost:                               $150 per unit             Total of $2700 for all 18 units
Recognition Prior Learning:     $150 per unit
Credit Transfer:                      $25   per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.