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CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care

CertiFIcate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

COURSE CODE: CHC30113    CRICOS CODE: 082756K   

Course Outline

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prepares students for employment in the Children’s Services industry.  During the course, students undertake work placements, so they may gain experience in the industry, whilst acquiring the knowledge and skills required to work at this level. This is an ideal introductory course to work in Child Care.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • A minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (no band lower than 5.0), Pearson Test of English Academic score 42, TOEFL, Cambridge English Advanced level, or;
  • Successful completion of English language studies with an English College Pathway Partner or
  • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with an Australian RTO
  • Must have achieved a level of Grade 12 or equivalent at high school.
  • Student Visa Holder (subclass 500)

Classroom Based Study

2 Days Classroom Based Per Week
Plus 1 Day Vocational Placement Per Week

All courses offered to international students are through classroom based study. The classes for Certificate II, Certificate III and Diploma courses are held in our Fortitude Valley Campus in Brisbane. All classes are delivered by qualified, industry experienced Trainers. Our Trainers work closely with students to optimise their learning experience. We simulate activities and tasks that are required to be performed within the workplace so that students gain confidence before working in an early education and care. centre or service. 

Class Contact Hours

International Students attend classes two days per week at the college and one day per week for Vocational Placement (VP). This is a total of 20 contact hours per week. There are also various days set for excursions, special visitors, art & craft days and block Vocational Placement.

Course Duration

45 Weeks

Course Intake Dates

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ACCCO will charge the learner for the enrolment application, tuition, material fees and training product as per the nominated fee schedules as outlined below;

Enrolment Fee


Tuition Fees


Material Fees AUD$420

Recognition of Prior Learning

Upon Application

Credit Transfer


Employment Areas

The Certificate III provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in centre based child care such as long day care, child care centres and occasional care
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program
  • Family day care educator
  • Nanny or babysitter
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as tutor, education support staff or as teacher aides.


To learn about our International Student enrolment process please visit our International Admissions page or contact our International Coordinator via email or phone +61 7 3257 1972.


18 Units (15 core and 3 electives)


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Provide care for children


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting


Ensure the health and safety of children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Work legally and ethically


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Participate in work health and safety


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCPRP003* Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Develop cultural competence

CHCECE018* Nurture creativity in children

*Elective units

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