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CHC30113 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education and Care


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is regarded as the entry level qualification to a career in the early childhood industry. 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. 

Vocational outcomes for graduates of this qualification may include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Out of school hours care assistant
  • Childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor

Compulsory Units (15)
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers 
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood 
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice 
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 

Elective Units (3)
TLC has pre-selected the following electives to ensure graduates gain diverse experience relevant to childcare settings:

Both these units:
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve professional practice
Plus one of the following:
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration