CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This fourteen-month qualification is intended for people commencing a career as an Early Childhood Educator. The program involves both scheduled classroom learning activities and workplace based learning activities and assessment. This program provides learners with skills and knowledge required to provide care for individual and groups of children.

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. The student will develop practical skills necessary to become a successful educator in either a centre-based service or in family day care. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

The qualification provides the skills and knowledge relating to:
  • supporting the implementation of an approved learning framework
  • supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development
  • planning activities and assisting with routines
  • facilitating play
  • enabling children to achieve their developmental outcomes
  • complying with occupational health and safety requirements.
  • This qualification equips students to work with children from 0-5 years of age.

To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a current Working with Children Check before commencement of any child contact sessions such as student work placement or practical training sessions.
  • Be reasonably physically fit, as the role involves bending, reaching, stretching, kneeling and lifting babies and small children.


Please note that Children’s Services have come under a single set of regulations as part of the new National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) will guide implementation of the Framework. Further information is available from the ACECQA website.


The program is designed to be delivered over 14 months, being 52 weeks training and assessment plus 8 weeks breaks. Integrity College can support individuals who may need additional time.

Delivery and Assessment

The format for delivery/assessment is designed around a three days per week training program conducted over a 52-week delivery program involving a combination of two days theory and simulated practical sessions in the classroom, practical workplace sessions in the workplace and home-based study and assessment completion.

The student is required to participate in the following:

CLASSROOM SESSIONS – 2 days per week for 52 weeks which comprises the following

  • Day 1  – Theory (8 hours)
  • Day 2 – Tutorial Session (4 hours) and Practical Skills Training (2 hours)



  • One day per week (minimum 7 hours) for 52 weeks



  • 6 hours per week Self Paced Learning/Assessment Completion for 52 weeks

The course consists of eighteen (18) units of competency containing fifteen (15) core units and three (3) elective units. We have developed a program that meets the requirements of this qualification, and industry, as below.

Alternative elective units of competency may be possible within the rules of the training package. Potential participants wishing to discuss alternative units should contact the Office on (02) 8729 7610.

Core Units
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCPRT003Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people

Upon successful completion of the course assessments, you will be awarded a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Integrity College.

Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency from Integrity College.

Fees and Charges

Course Duration14 months (52 delivery weeks plus 8 weeks term breaks)
Enrollments Fee*$500
(50% refundable if the student starts the first unit of the course and decides to withdraw)
Total Course Fee*
includes. all texts, assessment material and enrolment fee
(50% refundable if the student starts the first unit of the course and decides to withdraw)
Payment for this course is divided into six payments
Payment No.AmountDue Date
Before course commencement
Third month of the course
Sixth month of the course
Ninth month of the course

*Please note, students are entitled to a full refund of all fees paid if the student provides a notice of their withdrawal two weeks before the course commences.

  • If students withdraw during the first unit of the course only 50% of fee payment will be refunded.
  • Students who withdraw from the course will forfeit any outstanding fees that are paid.
  • Students who withdraw from the course in a particular term will not be libel for any fees due in subsequent terms.
  • Integrity College can also arrange an alternative payment plan to suit the student’s circumstances.
  • Please note a full list of possible fees, charges and refund eligibility is available on the website

Classroom and practical skills training will be delivered at 3/52-58 Memorial Avenue Liverpool and work placement will be undertaken at the host approved education and care service.


Work placement
The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Work placement must be conducted in an approved education and care service, supervised by a qualified staff member. 

The work placement hours must be undertaken to successfully complete the qualification and are monitored using a logbook, which requires workplace supervisor sign-off to verify attendance.

Family Day Care educators are obliged to undertake part of their work placement with a host Child Care Centre so they can meet the requirement to care for three children under two years of age. Integrity College will make the necessary arrangements with a Centre.

Please note that the Child Care Facility may operate long hours and as such may require the student to commence work at 7am or finish after 5pm.

Enrollment Requirements

Students who are interested in applying for this course need to go to the Integrity College website and select the “Enquire Now” link at the bottom of our website.

The prospective student will then need to fill out and submit the online application form. Integrity College will contact the student to arrange for a compulsory pre-enrolment interview and completion of an online language, literacy and numeracy test. These activities are to ensure that

  • It is the right course for the individual
  • We understand the individual’s current skills and competencies
  • We are aware of any support needs a prospective student may have e.g. English language
  • The individual is aware of the requirements for the course, including the need for a Police Check, Working With Children Check and weekly self-study


Applicants who prefer a paper-based application can attend Integrity College’s office to complete the application form.

Student support

All students have access to their trainer and assessor in class or via email or phone to assist with any academic issues they may be experiencing. Assistance may involve providing one on one lessons or additional information/materials.

Applicants who may have a problem with LLN can be supported by our staff to complete the course. This assistance may include additional time to complete assessments, help with word definitions and explanations of assessment tasks, etc. Alternatively referral to a specialist provider may be arranged.

We can tailor the training and assessment program to assist people with learning issues and, to a limited degree, personal issues. Students with identified learning needs will have an interview with the CEO to review their learning needs and to discuss Integrity College’s ability to meet these needs. Where Integrity College is unable to meet these needs, the individual’s application will be declined, and we will refer them to other services or colleges that can meet their needs.

Upon enrolment, students will also be given a Student Handbook which outlines their roles and responsibilities, our complaints and appeals procedure, and other policies and procedures that relate to various aspects of the student learning journey.

For further information, please contact

Ms. Souha Mahmoud
Phone: 02 8729 7610
Email: [email protected]

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