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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early childhood education and care

Course Outline

Duration: 12 – 14 months until competences are completed. Clients will be required to complete 120 hours of work placement.

Entry Requirements: 15 years of age minimum. Year 10 or equivalent. Students enrolling in Early childhood Education and Care qualifications will be required to provide a copy of Work With Children Check and Police Clearance.

For information about course fees and the availability of goverment subsidised training please refer to Courses and Fees.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Early childhood education and care clients are required to complete 18 units including:

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

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.


Units of competency


Unit of Competence



Develop cultural competence



Ensure the health and safety of children



Provide care for children



Promote and provide healthy food and drinks



Provide care for babies and toddlers



Develop positive and respectful relationships with children



Use an approved learning framework to guide practice



Support the holistic development of children in early childhood



Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning



Use information about children to inform practice



Work legally and ethically



Identify and respond to children and young people at risk



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



Participate in work health and safety



Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety



Support behavior of children and young people



Support children to connect with their world



Comply with family day care administration requirements




The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care comprises of fifteen (15) core and three (3) elective units of competency.
Many Day Care Centres and Family Day Care providers are required to care for babies, and deal with parents from a broad range of culturally diverse backgrounds. While other elective selections are possible these will need to be negotiated with us before we can agree to deliver them.  Any alternative unit selection will need to be approved by the CEO and will be suitably documented with alternative Training and Assessment Strategy depicting the alternative units.
Job outcomes may be:
Early childhood educator , Recreation assistant, Family day care worker, Childhood Educator, Nanny,  Mobile assistant, Outside school hours care assistant, Playgroup supervisor.
The outcome for this qualification is either the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or, should the participant depart the course before it has been completed, a Statement of Attainment for the units in which competency has been demonstrated.


As stated above, the target group for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are typically existing Childcare workers, or new entrants seeking to become recognised childcare workers.
They can be of either gender, but most are women; they can be of any background and nationality.
Many will be working in the role of carer in a Day Care Centre or Family Day care and thus often will be looking after small children, sometimes one of the children in the Family Day Care will be the Childcare workers own.
All participants in this course will be over the age of 18 and literate in both written and spoken English.


Delivery and assessment arrangements

The participant is required to achieve competency in all eighteen (18) units in order to achieve the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
The participant will undergo:

  • An introduction process explaining the units of competency and the training and assessment program.
  • A review of the suggested units to be completed as initially listed here, any Unit of Competency changes will be incorporated once confirmed as compliant to the packaging rules, resourced appropriately and assessable by ATI. An amended training and assessment strategy will be developed to reflect any changes.
  • An induction into ATI (as the RTO)
  • A review and sign off of the training plan

The format for delivery/assessment will be designed around a twelve (12) month delivery program involving a combination of theory sessions and practical workplace environment sessions to be conducted in ATI’s classrooms and in the Participants own workplace.
In the case of a participant with an identified language/literacy or other need, the method of assessments will be “reasonably adjusted” and pre-determined to best accommodate the participants so that they will be able to easily work their way through the training program.
The program will be organised/formatted around a combination of approaches including:

  • RPL/RCC; (if applied for)
  • Classroom Theory Training,
  • Practical Activities/ Skill Demonstrations; in both the classroom and in the participants own workplace

This will provide for either the, issue of a relevant Statement of Attainment or, the issue of the qualification CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
This qualification is delivered in a formal classroom setting with simulated workplace environments as appropriate, and in the participants own workplace.
Simulations will be where appropriate in class room and will be used to foster and develop understanding of the course content and material, attainment of these skills will be where appropriate demonstrated in the workplace.
Practical skills (excluding First Aid) will be assessed during visits to the Family Day Care centre or other the Childcare venues (for instance should a participant be working in a Long Day Care Centre).
Training and assessment is delivered in ATI’s Classroom’s and Simulated workplace facilities as well as in the participants’ place of work within Family Day Care and Long Day Care Child Care Centres.


Delivery and assessment arrangements


Reasonable Adjustment
Reasonable adjustment will be provided for participants with a disability or learning difficulty according to the nature of the disability or difficulty. Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that the participant is not presented with artificial barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study.
Language, literacy and numeracy advice
Reading and writing - a learner will need to be able to read, interpret and write a range of texts within a variety of contexts.
Oral communication - a learner will be able to use and respond to spoken language within a variety of contexts.
Numeracy and mathematics - a learner will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbols of formal mathematics.
Participants will provide an indication of their English Language proficiency through the enrolment process which incorporates the language literacy and numeracy test, participants who indicate either through volunteering issues about theory LLN abilities, if there is a concern on their LLN ability, they will be referred to another provider who offers courses in English language local to their home or to their workplace for formal English assistance.
Our assistance will be limited to expanding vocabulary, explaining concepts and ensuring understanding, we are not English Language training expert.
Prohibited Person.
Participants will be made aware of the legal obligation ATI is under to ensure that we place only those participants that have successfully completed the Working With Children’s Check.  This will be processed and only once a satisfactory response is received will participants be allowed to commence their Work placement.
ATI has access to a range or resources available. Participants are provided with access to computers (including software programs), printers, facsimiles, internet facilities, and stationery resources and communications equipment. Further resources will be sourced if and when required by participants.
ATI will provide a suitably equipped simulated workplace environment, classrooms and computer labs for training and assessment processes, as well as a range of additional resources that may be required.
The training program is conducted over a period of 12 months with the provision of one day a week face to face delivery with maximum of 14 months until competencies are achieved.



Please note: Client has an option to choose elective units from the training package depending on their needs.

To apply this course
call 1300 724 939
Nationaly Recognised Training

Please note: The course content/structure/material may change at any time without notice. The subject sequence is for illustrative purpose only and may not be the sequence of training. The course fees, schedules, content and instructors are subject to change without notice.