CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care will enable you to become an early childhood educator or assistant, who can plan and provide education and care for infants and children up to twelve years of age. As an early childhood educator, you will be actively involved in the education and care of children to ensure they gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve their potential. This Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to implement the organisational policies and procedures to provide education and care for children. You will learn to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, you may work under direct supervision or independently.

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has both classroom and practical placement components.The non-placement aspect of the course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom environment at one day per week for 66 weeks along with 8 hours per week of research and project work,
and 6 hours per week of Workplace Tasks Applications.
.To successfully complete your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education qualification, you will need to complete workplace-based experience with a registered Early Education & Care facility, for a minimum of 120 hours. This vocational placement is designed to solidify your practical experience and skills in working with children. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with young children, providing an opportunity for those with a passion for our youth to take on an exciting role in children’s education and care.

• Applicants will be required to undertake a Pre Training Review to determine English level and overall suitability for the course, and;
• Current Police Check.

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this Certificate III in Early Childhood Education course. During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL.

• Fully equipped classroom (including projector, whiteboard, internet access, tea and coffee faculties);
• Learner and facilitator guides;
• Lesson plans;
• Relevant policies, procedures, legislative and regulatory materials;
• Laptops;
• Free Wi-Fi access;
• Guest speakers;
• PowerPoint presentations;
• Assessment handouts;
• Access to the local Council library;
• Educational posters located around the classroom for student reference;
• Library or access to learning resources;
• Student mentoring, if requested or required, to help her/him to meet competency and learning requirements;
• Encouragement of establishing study support groups;
• Senior student buddy mentoring and;
• Assistance provided for people with disability including wheelchair access, access to welfare services, large learning spaces

Course Outline

18 Units of Competency – 15 core and 3 elective units All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC30113)

Core Modules

Work legally and ethically
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
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Participate in workplace health and safety
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety

Elective Modules

Promote children’s agency
Support children to connect with their world
Support behaviour of children and young people


For eligible student students, State Government Funding is available through the Skills First Program.
For full fee paying students, payments plans maybe available

Concession: $110 (includes $10.00 GST)
Non- Concession (Tuition): $550 (includes $50.00 GST)
Government Subsidised fee: $6,223.00 (includes $565.73 GST)
Fee for service: $6,773.00 (includes $615.73 GST)

* Replacement of lost learner resources is an additional charge.
* A payment of AUD $20 might be required for the re-issuing of official academic transcript

How to apply

To apply for enrolment in this course please contact VASS College of Vocational Education below or feel free to come meet us in person. Our staff would love to talk with you about your study goals to determine the best course for you.

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