Course name: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 

Campus: Sydney

Qualification Information

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.

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:

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Childcare Courses Sydney - Course Briefing
NTIS Code: CHC30113 CRICOS Course Code: 091296C
Name of Qualification Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Mode This childcare course is delivered as a combination of 14 hours classroom workshops and a minimum of 6 hours online training per week at TACIS premises.
Attendance is monitored every week and satisfactory course progress must be maintained throughout the entire course.                                                                          
Duration 38 weeks, includes 3 terms of 10 weeks each and 8 weeks holidays.
Tuition Fees AUD$7,200
Administration Fees (non-refundable) AUD$300
Material Fees (non-refundable) AUD$500
If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry? YES
Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course: 1800-2400 hours
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online
Certificate 3 in Childcare | Childcare Courses - Packaging Rules
Based on the information available from, the following packaging rules apply for completion of this qualification.
A total number of 18 units must be selected for this qualification of Cert 3 childcare including:
  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

All electives have been chosen to be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below have been selected to be delivered for this qualification. The Code and Title of each unit is provided as well as an indication of core (C), elective (E), pre-requisite (Pre) and licensing requirements (Lic), if required

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children C
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks C
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk C
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
has Superseded HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with the world E
CHCECE003 Provide care for children C
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers C
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children C
CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety C
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence C
CHCDIV001 Work diverse people E
CHCECE006 Support behavior of children and young people E
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood C
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning C
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice C
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety C
Cert 3 Childcare Courses | Childcare Courses - Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:
  • Be 18 years old or above
  • have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
  • be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) or
  • demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination. Students must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examinations before being accepted into the program); and
  • complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification;
  • If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at TACIS.
Certificate 3 in Childcare Courses | Childcare Courses - Assessment Methods
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:

  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Direct Observation
  • Case studies, Journal keeping
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks
  • Roleplays, simulations and presentations
  • Logbook and Third Party Reports

Learners may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for units of competence where they may have demonstrated competency.

Certificate 3 in Childcare Courses - Career Pathways from the Qualification
Successful completion of the CHC30113 Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including Early Childhood Educator, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide and Preschool Assistant.
Education Pathways from the Qualification
Preferred pathways for students entering this qualification include:

  • Completion of year 10 or higher
  • Pathways from the qualification:
  • On successful completion of this qualification students are encouraged to undertake studies in the following qualifications:
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support, or   
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care, or
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care,
  • or any other Diplomas in the Community Services Training Package for various specialisations. Students should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification.

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