CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

/CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care2018-12-11T08:12:07+00:00


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is Australia’s most popular child care course, and is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian child care qualification. As an entry level qualification it is suitable for anyone wishing to work in childcare roles across Australia.

Our early childhood education and care course will teach you a range of skills designed to help you give young children the best start in life possible.  Throughout the course you will learn how to ensure children’s health and safety while in a care environment, including promoting healthy eating, how to work effectively using learning and ethical frameworks, and how to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of children in your care.

  • Developing skills to provide care for babies and young children

Entry requirements

To participate in this course, you are required to:

  • Complete and clear a Working with Children Check.
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Course requirements

To achieve a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a total of 18 units of competency must be completed, 15 core units, plus 3 elective units along with the prescribed practical placement.

Work Placement

To achieve competency in this qualification, students are required to undertake 120 hours of supervised Work Placement. To complete this requirement participants, need to work alongside a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6 years of age. It is the participant’s responsibility to arrange this however we will provide support through this.


Course Structure

To promote holistic assessment, Unique College of Technology has combined the 18 units of competency into 6 clusters. The cluster approach is used to simplify and support understanding of course content by combining related units.

Core Units:


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 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

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 work health and safety


Elective Units:


CHCECE012         Support children to connect with their world

CHCECE018         Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE022         Promote children’s agency



Units from the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are included in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. This means you can apply for credit for those units if you wish to continue on to Diploma training.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to any participant who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered in the for the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. For more information, please contact our administrative team.


Course Delivery


We offer a blended learning program, combining class based learning, self-paced study and work placement delivered across 36 weeks.


Class based learning 16 hours/ week
Self-paced study 7 hours/ week
Work Placement 120 Hours




Contact Info

Level 1, 7 Greenfield Pde Bankstown NSW 2200

Phone: 02.8075.2540