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Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care


52 weeks

Number of units

18 units of competency



Course Overview

CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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 wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

  • Offshore Fee $14,000*
  • Onshore Fee Not Provided

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory. Students must be 18 years old and above.

Domestic RPL candidates:
Prior to commencing the RPL process, domestic RPL candidates are required to have relevant work experiences and/or any other evidence to match with the training package requirements.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCDIV002*Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001*Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002*Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003*2Provide care for children
CHCECE004*Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005*2Provide 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
HLTAID0041Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001*Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIV001*Work with diverse people
CHCECE020*Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE025*Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Description of licensing requirementsWork functions in the occupational areas where this qualification may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the CHC Community Services Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au* The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.1This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority

The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30113

2 CHCECE003 and CHCECE005 require students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria during a period of at least 120 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service.

Related Occupations

There are no related occupations for this qualification.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 120 unpaid vocational placement hours.

Reach Community College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and/or within a simulated childcare environment during the program.

Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, Reach Community College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities. Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere in Tasmania and within Australia. Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID004– Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. This unit is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement. Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program

  • QLD – Blue Card (www.bluecard.qld.gov.au)
  • NSW – Working with Children Check (www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check)
  • TAS – Working with Children Registration (https://wwcforms.justice.tas.gov.au/Apply/ApplicationStart.aspx)
  • VIC – Working with Children Check (https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/)
  • Provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check.(www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks)

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Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement.

Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.