CRICOS 097948A | 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information  regarding regulatory requirements here:

Course Duration: 52 weeks


The guided learning component of this qualification (i.e. supervised learning such as classes, lectures, tutorials. Students undertaking the course is face-to-face mode, this comprises 42 weeks of tuition, 6 weeks holiday and individual study for approximately 10 hours per tuition week.

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has a mandatory work placement period of 120 hours. Students must complete work placement hours as well as all required units of competency outlined in the course structure to be deemed competent in this course and be issued certification.


The entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • The student must be 18 years of age or over
  • Have sound communication skills:
    • Provide IELTS certificate showing a score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent)
    • Undertake and successfully complete The One International College Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and achieve ACSF Level of 3
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or Equivalent)
  • Able to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
  • Have the ability to undertake a 120 hours practical placement in a regulated education and care service.
  • Be able to satisfactorily participate in pre-enrolment interview
  • Have the ability to complete a first aid course (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting)


Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Aide
  • Preschool Assistant


The One International College CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of 18 units of competency, comprising, in accordance with the packaging rules, 15 core units and 3 units selected from the list of elective units.

Unit Code Unit of Competency Core or Elective
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 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
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 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
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 work health and safety Core
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people Elective
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective


The One International College ensures that policies and procedures are in place to ensure the care, safety and welfare of participants which are consistent with relevant legislation. We also ensure that opportunities to access the college courses are provided to participants with special needs. We provide advice, support and welfare services to participants to assist them with issues that may arise during their study. Participants are fully informed of the welfare services available to them at orientation and in the student handbook.

AQF Specification for Certificate III

Summary Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning
Knowledge Graduates at this level will have factual, technical, procedural and some theoretical knowledge of a specific area of work and learning

Graduates at this level will have a range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to selectand apply a specialised range of methods, tools, materials and information to:

·        complete routine activities

·        provide and transmit solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems

Application  of knowledge  and skills Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters.
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