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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Your career as a childcare worker begins with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have a caring and teaching nature? Do you wish to make a difference in a young person’s development? This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children's profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

As part of your studies at Academia, you will be placed at a licensed Childcare Centre to undertake your workplace training which is a mandatory requirement in attaining your certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care. Our workplace assessors will organize and manage the placement for you and visit your workplace to ensure you are receiving the assistance necessary to succeeding attaining your qualification.

Course Recognition

Course Code: CHC30113
Course Name: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code: 083373F
CRICOS Duration: 38 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes 150 hours practical placement in a childcare centre.
Course Delivery Location: Melbourne Campus (152 Elizabeth Street Melbourne VIC 3000)
Brisbane Campus (41 Raff Street Spring Hill QLD 4000)

Units of competency for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
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
Unit Code
Unit Description
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Participate in work health and safety
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Support behaviour of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
Work with diverse people

Job Roles (Possible Careers)

This qualification will enable you to work as a

  1. Child care assistant
  2. Playgroup supervisor
  3. Family day care worker
  4. Child care worker
  5. Nanny


After the successful completion of this course you can entry to

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will combine classroom training with on the job training by our highly qualified training staff. Students will be able to put into practice skills that they have learnt in classroom through placement at a registered Childcare Facility.
  2. This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, assignments and work placements.