CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously in a range of child care facilities such as full day care center, occasional care facilities and early learning center as an Early Childhood Educator.


Students will learn to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, support children's wellbeing, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Noting this, Australian Professional Training Academy require persons who undertake this course to:

- Be aged 18 years or over.

- Hold a current NSW Working with Children check.

- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills.


14 months face-to-face, classroom combined with workplace visits and self-paced study


Written Knowledge Assessment, Projects, Case Studies, Work Diary and Workplace Observation.

Qualification Requirements

To be issued the qualification CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care a learner must be assessed as competent in 18 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 15 core units and 3 elective units.

Units of Competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood Core
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people Elective
CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment Elective
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people Elective


All persons working in an early childhood service in NSW must have a current Working with Children Check from the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian.


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