CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Educare Training Institute

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

At Educare College, we are highly passionate in ensuring that children in early childhood education programs are supported by the best Educators who provide them with the needed care and education during their critical formative years. Children need to experience quality teaching and learning in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. To succeed as an Early Childhood Educator, you need to participate in training that provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to nurture the development of children from 0-5 years of age.

We want you to complete your studies feeling confident in your ability to start you career in the childcare industry. Our Trainers/Assessors have industry experience as early childcare workers and Centre Directors. Our training facility resembles a typical early childcare classroom, where you can learn to facilitate play-based learning.

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The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum qualification required for employment within the childcare industry. This course contains 18 units (15 core and 3 electives) and covers the following themes;

  • Providing Care for Children
  • Self-Management and Risk
  • Legislation and Diversity
  • First Aid


The course duration typically takes between 6 to 12 months (depending on the student’s previous learning, experience, and employment status) with a total of 1058 nominal hours (inclusive of 120 work placement hours).

Entry Requirements

You must have;

  • Completed at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent


Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for

  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Working with Children Check and Police Clearance – Blue Card
  • A good level of physical fitness

Delivery Method

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is delivered through a blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/or online study. Students will be assigned a Trainer/Assessor who will conduct regular face-to-face classes. These classes are then combined with both online components and practical assessments that are undertaken in an actual work environment. This blended method delivery allows our Trainer/Assessor to not only support the student through their learning but assess them to determine their level of competency in each unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer (CT)

Have a lifetime of experience but no formal qualification? Concerned about spending valuable time on a course to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?

Our friendly staff will guide you through the RPL/CT process and collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue applicants RPL/CT documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years, either through Educare College or another training organisation. An interview process and practical skills assessment will then be conducted if required.

To apply for RPL or CT, contact Student Services for more information on 07 3114 3458 or email us at

Student Resources

  • Karen Kearns Textbook (Purchasable through Educare College or individually)
  • Laptop/Personal Computer and Internet Access (For research purposes)
  • Diary (preferred)
Core Units
Code 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 Others
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
Elective Units
Code Title
CHCECE012 Support Children to Connect with Their World
BSBWOR301 Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development
CHCPRP003 Reflect Personal Work Priorities and Development

The fees associated with this course depend on the student’s previous qualification, and/or eligibility for Queensland government funding.

  • Subsidised Funding Price: $395
  • Retail Price (Fee for Service): $3,800

**If you have any difficulties with the fees payment, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about payment plans**

Additional Fees

Karen Kearns Textbook


  • Birth to Big School + The Big Picture – $135
  • Framework + Business – $150

Individual Textbooks

  • Birth to Big School – $76
  • The Big Picture – $76
  • Framework – $90
  • Business – $76

Study Pathways:

  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Other Diploma Level Qualifications within the CHC Training Package

Career Pathways:

  • Early Childhood Educator/Assistant in
    • Long Day Care, Family Day Care, Outside School Hours Care
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Professional Nanny