CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Start your career in Early Childhood Education and Care with a Certificate III, the minimum requirement for employment in the Early Childhood Education sector.

Working with children brings something new and different every day. Research tells us that the early years are the most important for a child’s growth and development. If you make a difference in a child’s early years then you make a difference for life.

Successful completion of this course requires 120 hours of work placement.


Childhood educators:

  • Provides care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, and educational centres by:
    • assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children’s education and recreational activities
    • managing children’s behaviour and guiding children’s social development
    • preparing and conducting activities for children
    • entertaining children by reading and playing games
    • supervising children in recreational activities
    • supervising the daily routine of children
    • supervising the hygiene of children

Units included in this Qualification:

Core Units:

HLTWHS001        Participate  in  work  health and  safety

CHCLEG001         Work legally and  ethically

CHCPRT001         Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCECE002         Ensure the health and safety of  children

CHCECE004         Promote  and  provide  healthy  food.

CHCECE003         Provide  care  for  children.

CHCECE005        Provide  care  for  babies  and toddlers

CHCECE011         Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE010         Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE009        Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE013         Use  information about children to inform practice

CHCECE007        Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCDIV002        Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001        Develop  cultural  competence

HLTAID004         Provide  an  emergency  first  aid response in an education and care setting

Elective Units:

 BSBWOR301       Organise personal work priorities and development.

CHCECE012         Support children to connect to their world

CHCECE006        Support the behaviour of children and young people.

Number of units in this Qualification: 18


If you are currently working in the industry you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us for further information.


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is an introductory course to the education industry.

Employment pathways from this qualification can include Early Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aid, Family Day Care Worker, Preschool Assistant, Nanny or Playgroup Supervisor.

Training is delivered by IJC Training at 18- 26 Cannon Street, Manunda Qld, 4870 under contract with MiHaven Training RTO:40928
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To find out more about possible funding available or eligibility for funding please contact us on 07 4040 2035

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Product Description


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early  childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National  Quality Standard.
They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.  Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct  supervision or autonomously.

This qualification pathways to Diploma of Early Childhood Education  and Care (CHC50113).


This course is offered as either face-to-face or distance.

Face-to-face training is delivered two days per week (5.5 hours per day) for 18 weeks or two nights per week (2.75 hours per night) for 36 weeks.

It is suggested that a new entrant into the industry do 13 hours of independent study per week plus an additional 1 day per week of LLN support if required (over 9-12 months); whereas a skilled learner is suggested to do 10 hours of independent study per week (over 9-12 months).

Distance training is self-paced, which means students are welcome to complete the course as fast as they like. However, we recommend completing one to two units per month to complete within the 12 month time limit. No classroom training or attendance is required. It is suggested that students allow at least 20 hours per week of independent study to complete the course.


Cairns and surrounding regions.

Courses are subject to availability.


It is a requirement of this qualification that you complete 120 hours of work placement, which we organise for you with one of our partner organisations.

It is mandatory that you are able to gain a Working With Children Check (e.g. a Queensland Blue Card) and complete first aid training (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting) before commencing work placement.



Contact IJC for Further details on 07 4040  2035


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