Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

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The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will fulfil the minimum education requirement to work in a regulated care service in Australia. In addition to developing the necessary physical care skills, you will learn how to foster the emotional well being of young children and provide meaningful educational experiences that will assist with their preparation for primary school entrance.

**The Department of Industry and Skills has recently announced that, from July 1st 2018 there will be a limited number of WorkReady subsidised training places for Eligible South Australians to access through approved WorkReady private training providers. Click here to find out more or call the team on 08 83519888 to check eligibility. 

Career Choices

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible career choices relevant to this qualification include:

  • early childhood educator
  • playgroup supervisor
  • family day care worker
  • childhood educator
  • childhood educator assistant
  • nanny
  • mobile assistant

Course Information

This qualification is available for direct entry. This means that you do not need to be currently working in the industry or hold a particular qualification to gain entry.

Students enrolling into the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care must also agree to meet the following requirements:

  • obtain and provide a valid and current child related employment screening clearance (DSCI)
  • undertake and successfully complete 120 work placement/assessment hours with an approved work placement provider within an appropriate regulated education and care service (e.g: long-day care, child care centre)

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Available under a contract of training.

Program Start Date:

23rd August 2018

Qualification Requirements

To achieve the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care a total of 18 units must be completed made up of fifteen (15) core units and three (3) elective units.

To access the Government Training Website visit: http://www.training.gov.au/ 

Core Units

Develop Cultural Competence
Ensure the Health and Safety of Children
Provide Care for Children
Promote and Provide Healthy Food and Drinks
Provide Care for Babies and Toddlers
Develop Positive and Respectful Relationships with Children
Use an Approved Learning Framework to Guide Practice
Support the Holistic Development of Children in Early Childhood
Provide Experiences to Support Children’s Play and Learning
Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
Participate in Work Health and Safety
Work Legally and Ethically
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety

Time's Suggested Elective Units

Support Behaviour of Children and Young People
Work with Diverse People
Establish and Maintain a Safe and Healthy Environment for Children

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Time Education & Training

83-87 Henley Beach Road
Mile End South Australia 5031

Telephone 08 8351 9888

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