Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Description

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. 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.


Further study pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the early childhood education and care industry in the following occupational titles:

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.

Suitability requirements – This qualification requires you to have physical attributes suitable for workplace experience within the early childhood education and care industry which encompasses lifting children.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check. You may also be required to provide other clearances, such as a current satisfactory Police Check as required by the Placement Provider. You are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in an approved regulated education and care service. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you must complete the following units of competency. You must select either the Family Day Care or Long Day Care stream.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and developmentELD-
2CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCFM, LD-
3CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceCFM, LD-
4CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenCFM, LD-
5CHCECE003Provide care for childrenCFM, LD-
6CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCFM, LD-
7CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersCFM, LD-
8CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young peopleEFM, LD-
9CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCFM, LD-
10CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCFM, LD-
11CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhoodCFM, LD-
12CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningCFM, LD-
13CHCECE012Support children to connect with their worldEFM, LD-
14CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practiceCFM, LD-
15CHCECE014Comply with family day care administration requirementsEFM-
16CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCFM, LD-
17CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCFM, LD-
18HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingCFM, LD-
19HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCFM, LD-

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s