CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care




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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care Course Outline

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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.

What will I learn?

Topics covered in this course include:

  • provide educational care for babies and children
  • ensure the health and safety of children and fellow workers
  • promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • understanding legislation, policies and procedures
  • learn to work in a supportive team environment
  • work sensitively with children and families from other cultures
  • understand childhood development

How is it delivered?

This course is available through the following options:

  • Face-to-face training is offered through fortnightly workshops, self-paced study, vocational placement and tutorial support.
  • Blended learning including self-paced study using workbooks and supported with phone and email tutorial support. A range of options are available to best suit your learning style.

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Course Requirements

As part of the course, you are required to complete a work placement at an Early Childhood Education and Care Centre.

Your work placement provides the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
  • Develop practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
  • Provide exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment

Please note that certain units have practical work placement hours that are required to be completed before the unit is deemed competent. These hours can be completed within your practicum. If you are currently working, these hours can be counted. To complete the certificate it will take approximately 1-2 years (1200-2400hours). These timelines may differ depending on the type of funding and study arrangements. These timelines may differ depending on the type of funding and study arrangements.

Note: *All participants undertaking this course must apply for a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. There is no cost associated with applying for a Blue Card when you apply through CEDAR Centre as a student. Under some funded programs, you may not be able to commence your course if ineligible for a blue card. Further information on the Blue Card can be found at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/index.html

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your history of life and work experiences, as well as formal and informal training, may be applied using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. All students are offered RPL upon enrolment or commencement of training. Documentary evidence will be required.


Participants will be provided with:

  • Workbooks and Assessment Guides for each unit
  • Participant Handbook and Course Guides
  • Access to additional supports

Funding & Costs

This qualification is offered through:

  • UserChoice Traineeships
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee
  • Fee-for-Service


You can refer to the following documents for further information:

Course Fee Guide

Policies & procedures


How do I enrol?


Please contact us for enrolment information.

Call:       07 4512 6770

Email:   info@cedarcentre.com.au

Our Main Teachers

Price : Free

Max Availability : 50

Typology : Fee For Service