Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Description

This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and experience to move into a career in childcare, working within early education or care settings. CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum qualification that allows educators to work in early childhood services in Australia, including long day care, family day care, kindergartens, and school aged care services.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that learners:

  • are at least 15 Years old and have completed year 9 or equivalent
  • have sound language and literacy skills
  • must be able to obtain a working with children’s check
Possible Career Outcomes:
  • childcare assistant
  • childcare worker
  • family day care worker
  • nanny
  • recreation assistant
Course Delivery Structure:

Classroom based – Face to face mode

This program is delivered over a maximum period of 21 weeks, comprising:

  • Face to face classroom/workplace training
  • Learners are required to complete 120 Hours of vocational placement
  • Learners will have total of 12 months to complete the course
Course Structure:


No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
2 CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
3 CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
4 CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
5 CHCECE003Provide care for children *
6 CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
7 CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers *
8 CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children *
9 CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
10 CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood *
11 CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
12 CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
13 CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
14 HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
15 HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety
No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCECE014Comply with family day care administration requirements
2 BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
3 HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
Fee Structure:

Fee Paying Applicants:

$2880 ($160 per Unit)

$160 (Admin fee – Non-refundable once course starts)

Total: $3040

Please note:

  • HVTC will not accept fee in excess of $1500.
  • No fee associated with Credit Transfers
  • Required book purchases (Birth to big school, the big picture, Frameworks for Learning & Development) (Author – Karen Kearns)

All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

No you can’t. We are not approved to deliver this course under any government subsidised program at the moment.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

We will organise your vocational placement when you’re ready do so. You have to complete in class practical skills training before you can be placed.

Do you guarantee a job?

No we do not guarantee job. However, there is a huge demand for workers in this industry and it is likely that you will secure employment.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The total duration of this course is 21 weeks including 120 hours of vocational placement. However, the duration will change if you’re already employed in a relevant industry.

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