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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Information – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Qualification Code: CHC30113

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 well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Students will learn about:

  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Health, safety and quality
  • Culture and diversity
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Programming for children 0-5 years
Course Duration

Domestic – 36 weeks (30 weeks of classes + 6 weeks of holidays)


Domestic –  1 day at college + 1 day mandatory work placement

Entry Requirements

Domestic – LLN Course Pre Assessment test

Course Structure

18 units (15 core + 3 electives)

Training Options

Face to face training

Face to face classes at BBCI are kept small with a maximum of 15 students per class, allowing more quality time with their trainer. Each trainer is well experienced in the field, providing first hand experiences and learning techniques for their students.

Online learning – Domestic students only

The online (E-Learning) option enables students to study at their own pace. Upon enrolment into the course, students are assigned a trainer who will be there to assist where needed with units and assignments. A user friendly online portal is used to complete the course.  Please note that the work placement hours of 120 are compulsory and you will be assessed in the work place.

After hours part-time delivery is also available to those who cannot attend during the day.

Core Units

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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 experiences 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
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

CHCECE018 – Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE017 – Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCSAC005 – Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

Australian Qualifications Network
Nationally Recognised Training