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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Your career in childcare begins with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care!

Are you an Australian Citizen; a holder of a Permanent Visa or a New Zealand citizen?

You may be eligible to study Free

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  1. Do you enjoy working with children?
  2. Do you have a caring and teaching nature?
  3. Do you wish to make a difference in a young person’s development?

Then childcare is for you!

Enter the dynamic and ever-growing childcare sector with the industry minimum that’s required: the Certificate III.

The Certificate III prepares you for a rewarding career in the in-demand childcare industry.

During this course and through your placement, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Provide care to children and supervise them during play, sleeping, and eating
  2. Facilitate leisure, games, activities, and learning
  3. Enable and encourage them to achieve developmental outcomes

This course is delivered face to face in the classroom, simulated childcare environments, and through work placement.

Following completion of this course, students may choose to advance their studies with the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Work Placement

As part of your Certificate III qualification, you’ll be required to complete 120-150 hours of work placement in a registered childcare facility.

Work placement is organised for you to be completed at one of Academia’s industry partners that we organise and manage for you. During placement, you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you have learnt in the classroom!

Academia has a strong industry connections; currently, we are partnered with more than 70 childcare facilities.

Career Pathways

Those who obtain their Certificate III qualification can enter the dynamic industry and thrive in roles such as:

  1. Childcare educator
  2. Family day care educator
  3. Nanny
  4. Educational support staff
  5. Teacher aide


After the successful completion of this course you can entry to

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

  1. This course 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.

Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
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.

Units of competency

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
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