CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care



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.

Cohort - New Entrant Into The Industry or Skilled Learner

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.

Course Requirements

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.


Full course fees are determined through our Schedule of Fees.

Students may be eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee funding - funded by the Queensland Government. To find out more about eligibility requirements contact us.

Co-contribution fees are $25 for concessional participants or $50 for non-concessional participants.


To find out more information please contact us on 07 4041 0407.


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.



CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 Provide experience's to support children's play and learning

CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

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


CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development