The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a 6/12 months course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, through a Traineeship or Work-based, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to work in the childcare industry:


Care and nurturing: babies, toddlers and children


Legal minimum requirement to gain employment through the ACECQA approved early childhood services


Work with family and community


First aid



Childcare and Early Childhood Education facilities are experiencing a skills shortage which means there is high demand for qualified workers. So, if you have ever dreamed of working in childcare or Early Childhood Education, now is the perfect time to take the leap and study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and provide education and care to children in a range of services. You can help plan and deliver educational programs that focus on supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.

This nationally recognised qualification is the legal minimum requirement you need as a childcare worker. You will learn how to care for children and nurture their development from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry.

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you for a future career in an early childhood setting, helping educators to provide a healthy, safe and caring environment for children.


The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of a range of practical tasks and in order to meet workplace experience and job role expectations, students should be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to meet duty of care obligations. You will need to have the ability to respond appropriately to children’s needs, remain calm in high stress situations and to interact and communicate appropriately where difficulty or danger arises.

Students should also have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with physical demands such as standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching.

It is expected that applicants for entry to this programme will:

  • A minimum of year 12 or (Australian equivalent) is mandatory or Achieve an Exit Level 3 or above score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in Reading and Numeracy, which will show that they have the capability to be successful in the course.


You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. Section 120 of the Education and Care National Regulations 2011 requires the approved provider of a centre-based service must ensure that any educator at the service who is under 18 years of age:

  • does not work alone at the service; and
  • is always adequately supervised by an educator who has attained the age of 18 years.

National Criminal History Check / Working with Vulnerable People Check

Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child related work (this includes work placement). For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to or


    The certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 26 weeks/6months or 52 weeks/12 months face to face which includes 18 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved childhood centre partners and arrangements will supported by the college.

    The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the early childhood education and care industry and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support to children.


    Core Units
    Code Title
    CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE003 Provide care for children
    CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting
    CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
    CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    Elective Units
    Code Title

    Organise personal work priorities and development

    Work with diverse people
    Support children to connect with their world


    Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


    A person with this level qualification will be able to:

    Assist in long day care or occasional care centre

    Carer in a school-age care service

    Carer in a family day care scheme

    Take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning

    Take limited responsibility for the output of others.

    Suitable Career outcomes may include;


    Early Childhood Educator

    Family Day Care Educator

    Outside School Hours Educator


    Traineeship Eligibility: You must already be employed to enrol as a trainee with Educare College. Speak to your employer about choosing Educare College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

    Cost: Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

    Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
    Information regarding costs will be outlined on the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee at time of induction.

    Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee – for students residing in Queensland

    Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee , a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government. Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this qualification is available to eligible students through Educare College.

    Fee for Service: Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.



    At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

    • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

    • Independent learning/simulated sessions

    • Group based workshops and discussions


    You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.


    Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

    Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an approved childcare centre organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

    An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

    Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 8pm). Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

    Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

    Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) . It is recommended potential students have all their vaccinations up to date, this includes; Varicella. Adults who have not had the Varicella — chickenpox — vaccination will need to get it prior to working in child care. Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Tetanus and Diphtheria. Influenza and Hepatitis.


    Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

    • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
    • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
    • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
    • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
    • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment



    Without the hardwork, much effort of our very supportive and active trainor, no other than Miss Sallie Abell… we will not be here my classmates who had come along with us, sharing our laughter, knowledge and enjoying our class…more power to ALL and the rest of EDUCARE COLLEGE staffs..and everyone..


    Educare Student 2017

    Thank you lisa dolby for your hard work and commitment you put in to help me achieve my goal if it wasn’t for you i wouldn’t be where i am today your such a lovely person always goes out of your way to help people im soooo thankful and i recommend you to any body who wants a trainer im going to miss our cheeky class talks lol but you the most once again thank you.


    Educare Student 2017