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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Gain a qualification that can lead to employment

This course is for people who want to work with children. The course studies the use of organisational policies and procedures as well as how to plan activities and provide care for infants, pre-schoolers and primary school-aged children within a children’s service.

Features & Benefits

  • Learn from industry experts, our qualification is well recognised by employers
  • We have relationships with 400+ employers, so there will be lots of opportunities for you to meet potential employers
  • Access the full range of children’s education facilities, with opportunities for placement
  • We are a not-for-profit organisation who has been in the industry for 125 years
  • Study within school hours (9:30am – 3:00pm)
  • bestchance Training has small class sizes and provides the following support services to students:
    • Homework Club – All students can access the free 3 day per week club for additional support.
    • Conversational English – Support for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
    • Prepare for Employment – Teaches students skills to become more employable.

Take your first step towards working with children today. Call 1300 224 644.

Frequently Asked Questions

Occupational titles may include Childhood Educator Assistant, Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Worker, Playgroup Supervisor and Nanny. Depending on the setting, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously. In some settings, you may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

Two days per week from 9.30am to 3pm (over approximately 12 months), plus an additional 120 hours of work placement.

*Course duration may vary based on frequency of delivery and public holidays

This course is undertaken as a combination of class based teaching, work placement and independent learning tasks. Assessments includes a mix of theory assessments including multiple choice, short answers and projects as well as observations of you demonstrating practical tasks in class room, simulated workplace and whilst on placement.

Students are required to attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study. Work placement totalling 120 hours in an approved centre is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Workplace assessments will be conducted for each placement.

  • Dedication, patience and tact
  • Ability to relate easily to children
  • Flexible in approach
  • Ability to communicate simply and clearly

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and disabilities to apply for this training.

Student requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Available during hours 9.30am – 3pm
  • Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic computer skills, including internet and email
  • Working with Children Check (must be obtained prior to work placement)

bestchance Training offers low course fees in comparison to other registered training organisations – to find out how much this course costs click here. All course fees can be paid through a flexible payment plan to suit your needs.

We run this course all year round – please visit our course calendar for our latest course dates.

This course consists of 18 units – 15 cores units and 3 elective units.

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety


  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing co-operative behaviour
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education in the CHC50113  Diploma of Early Childhood Education ad Care.

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