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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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|