Early Childhood

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Upcoming Courses:

  • Date: 1 March 2021 – 6 December2021

(If 120 hours of work placement hours aren’t achieved during this training period, students will have the opportunity to continue the work placement to complete the remaining hours)

  • Days: Mondays
  • Times: 9.00am to 3.00pm

(Except for first aid training which is 9.00am to 4.30pm and during on the job training and work placement)

  • Venue: Young Parents Hub, 2A Amy Close, Wyong, NSW 2259


If you are passionate about encouraging children’s education through engagement and learning the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is for you.

You will be provided with the skills and knowledge necessary to play a vital role in paving the way for a child’s future education.

This entry level qualification is for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector or for anyone who has been working in the industry for some time who wishes to formally recognise their knowledge and skills.

This qualification is seen as the minimum qualification required for work in the sector according to current industry regulatory requirements.

You will learn how to provide quality care for children.  The program will provide you with the confidence to allow you to assist with children’s learning and development outcomes through the facilitation of leisure, play and routine activities.  In addition, you will be given the skills and knowledge needed to promote health and safety and adhere to ethical and legal frameworks, whilst developing positive and respectful relationships with children and connecting with their world.

Practical application of skills and knowledge in a regulated education and care service is required for successful completion of this qualification.

Possible job outcomes for graduates include early childhood educator, family day care worker, childhood educator, nanny, mobile assistant, childhood educator assistant.


The 18 units of study that comprise the qualification include:

  • 15 core unit plus
  • 3 elective units

For a list of units available for selection please click here.

In order to successfully complete the program students must have access to a regulated education and care setting catering for children aged 0-6 years to undertake 120 hours of mandatory work placement. During work placement students are required to work across different age groups of children. The approximate allocation is 40% (0-2 years of age) and 60% (2-6 years of age).


There are no formal entry requirements however it is recommended that all applicants have sound computer, language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Applicants must have the physical capacity to meet the demands of working with infant to school aged children.

A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for completion of this qualification. People working with children (including trainees and students undertaking a work placement) must have a WWCC clearance number prior to attending a service. Further information is available at https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check


Study Pathways; Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress their studies to CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


Study modes for this qualification include:

Classroom based learning – A structured training program delivered via classroom based sessions. Classroom based learning allows students to participate in group activities, group learning and group discussion.

Employment based traineeship – An employment based traineeship allows for delivery on the job with a Trainer and Assessor conducting workplace monitoring and assessment. Duration – 12 months full time (part time traineeships also available). Eligibility criteria applies.

Please note, HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is delivered by Vital First Aid (RTO ID 90531) https://www.vitalfirstaid.com.au/ under an approved Smart and Skilled subcontract arrangement (approval number TMO_0002022_564).

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