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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care gives the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children. It allows you to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, allowing them to achieve their learning outcomes. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 is the entry level qualification into the Children’s Services industry and allows graduates to gain employment as Child Care Assistants, Family Day Carers, Nannies and Child Care Workers.

This qualification gives the knowledge and confidence to work in a number of early childhood settings. You will learn to provide high quality care for children as well as creating safe and effective learning environments and implement an approved learning framework to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Further study options include the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Family Day Care worker
  • Play Group Supervisor

Virtual Classroom

As a result of the COVID-19 situation in Australia, this course will be delivered in term 2, 2020 using virtual classroom via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

How will I Learn?

This course is delivered using a blended learning model. Classroom based delivery will be available again once our campuses re-open. You will be required to complete directed self study hours plus assessment tasks in your own time. You will have access to your trainer/assessor for support between classes via email and/or telephone. Completion of 120 hours of work placement is also a requirement of this course and will be organised by the College. Due to COVID-19 the scheduling of work placement will be delayed until later in the course – dates to be advised. (Please note work placement hours will differ to classroom hours). The practical component of the first aid unit will be delivered on a Friday or Saturday – date to be advised. The training will be delivered by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.


Prospective students must have a competent level of language and literacy to enrol in this course. An english assessment may be required on enrolment. Students will need to obtain a Working with Children check prior to commencement of work placement.

Work Placement and Mandatory Checks

It is mandatory for students undertaking studies in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care setting aged birth – 5 years.

  • 30 hours – 0-2years
  • 30 hours – 2-3 years
  • 60 hours – 3-5 years

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free). Visit Kids Guardian NSW ( for more information on obtaining a WWCC. The college will arrange a suitable workplace for any student not already working in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care setting aged birth – 5 years.

Are there Assessments?

You will be required to complete directed self study hours and assessment work in your own time. Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. Some of the practical assessment will take place during work placement.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides a pathway to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care CHC50113 and a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Evening Course

To register your interest in a part time, flexible learning, evening course, please email If sufficient enrolments are received, the course will be offered two evenings per week from 6pm to 9pm at our Brookvale Campus, once campuses re-open. Daytime work placement hours will be in addition to the classroom sessions.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI – go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Natalie Thornberry at or call 9970 1000.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for details of the range of eligible benefits.

Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students with a disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required.

Course cost

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the Smart & Skilled Program, the course cost is as follows:

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600
Prior qualification: $1930

Course cost includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check.

Payment options:

Pay by two instalments (half on enrolment and half midway through the course) or $240 on enrolment followed by fortnightly direct debit payments.
By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training: course cost is $4900 – contact the College for payment options

Further Information

Contact Natalie Thornberry on 9970 1000 or email for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113.
  • Develop cultural competence (CHCECE001)
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood (CHCECE010)
  • Support behaviour of children and young people (CHCECE006)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (CHCECE009)
  • Ensure the health and safety of children (CHCECE002)
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers (CHCECE005)
  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning (CHCECE011)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (CHCECE007)
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (CHCECE004)
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people (CHCPRT003)
  • Provide care for children (CHCECE003)
  • Use information about children to inform practice (CHCECE013)
  • Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Great college, great teacher very supportive. I recommended it 100%
  • I appreciated the teacher and the support the college provides for you
  • Michelle Tasker is a professional and caring teacher, her passion and commitment are motivating and her support has being key for the class to achieve a greater level of care and responsibility towards Early Childhood and care services.She has been one of my greatest teachers.

Additional information

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113