CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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. This qualification is the minimum training required to work with children in a regulated service. You’ll gain the necessary skills to supervise activities and provide care for children, facilitate their learning, leisure and play; that allow them to make the most of their potential. If you want to work in a rewarding and exciting field that makes a real difference to families’ lives, study Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with VASS College of Vocational Education today!

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.

Course Duration and Structure

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. This Certificate III 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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required for you to start the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, however a sound understanding of the English language is a must. For this reason, applicants may be required to sit a short assessment to ascertain their literacy level. Current Working with Children and Police Checks will be required to complete the practical placement.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Resources available to the student at the College

• 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; and
• Senior student buddy mentoring.

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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
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
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Elective Modules
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE006 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 by phone, email, fax or in person as per the details below. Our staff would love to talk with you about your study goals to determine the best course for you.

Contact us:

C1, 1 – 13 the Gateway, Broadmeadows, Victoria, 3047
Phone: (03) 9359 2861
Fax: (03) 9359 2899
Email: <a href="">[email protected]</a>