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CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Description

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is the minimum qualification required to gain employment in child care centres in most Australian states.

Good Early Childhood Educators are always in demand, and a career in child care is one of the most rewarding and flexible available.

AITT’s Cert III in ECEC is unique in its blended delivery method, industry links, job support and experienced trainers. The program boasts one of the highest job conversion ratios for graduates in the country. AITT subscribes to the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Regulations and Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010. All information can be found and sourced from ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) www.acecqa.gov.au

You should consider undertaking this qualification if:

  • You enjoy working with children
  • You are looking for a career change or starting your first career
  • You are looking to get back into work after having children
  • You already work in a related field (such as education) and could benefit from the qualification
  • You work in the childcare industry but not in a child caring role and could benefit from the qualification

You may be eligible for WorkReady funding if you live in South Australia. Entry is subject to availability and eligibility criteria. For more information, see: www.skills.sa.gov.au

Acceptance Requirements

You may be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to acceptance for enrolment.

Practical Work Experience Component

You will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of workplace-based experience / work to attain your qualification. AITT can assist you with finding workplace-based experience.

Skills Developed

The Cert III in ECEC is a very comprehensive program that covers all aspects of the day to day work involved as a child carer. 

  • Provide physical care for children
  • Supervise and engage children in their normal activities such as playing, eating and going to the bathroom
  • Promoting physical activity in children
  • Ensuring facilities are suitable for children
  • Helping to manage change with children
  • Settling in new children
  • Identify and respond to children who may be at risk
  • Create a safe environment for play and support children’s learning
  • Gathering and reporting information about children through various sources
  • Contribute to children program planning
  • Promoting safe sleep
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities associated with early childhood education and care
  • Contributing to workplace improvements
  • Provide emergency first aid and response

Units of competency

Core Units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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

Elective Units

CHCECEC012 Support children to connect with their world
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECEC016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
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This course can take between 6 months to 2 years to complete depending on your level of commitment and study ability.
Other Fees
Depending on your individual situation, the following items may not be included in this course and may have to funded separately.  
Work placement insurance
External first-aid (CPR) training
DCSI Clearance
Child-safe environment training 
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Delivery Mode


This qualification is delivered as blended learning. It comprises a combination of: 

- Self-paced online learning; 

- Face to face / classroom learning; and

- Practical work experience (which you must find yourself). 



Upfront payment, or $500 Deposit and 12 monthly payments of $260.  



Please contact us if you are interested in delivering this qualification in your school.