Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Enrol now for a 2019 commencement studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Government funding available, eligibility criteria applies*.

Classes begin in January 2019 at our City, Box Hill and Werribee campuses at a location near you, on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Call 1300 888 864 to secure your spot now!

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. We encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Enrolment for eligible students is under the Skills First Program and may impact access to further Government-subsidised training. Enrolment fee may apply. For current policies, procedures, fees, eligibility, documentation, relating to this information, please refer to the TMG website (http://www.tmg.edu.au).
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Course Code CHC30113
Course Title Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Location Melbourne City Campus, Box Hill, Werribee
Intake Dates Enquire Now – Classes commencing in January
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Traineeship: 2 Years
Non-Traineeship: 1 Year

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”

Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
30 January, 2019 Thursday Werribee Day

Course Overview

This qualification is for anyone interested in improving their skills, confidence and knowledge needed to assist in implementation at educational programs working within an early childhood setting.

Course Structure

Work placement

120 work placement hours (or currently working in the industry). Students must have the current Working With Children Check prior to the commencement of their work placement (WWC Check http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/).


Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

Units of Competency

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care requires 18 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
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
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety


CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development (Centre based students)

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.



Successful completion means you are eligible to enrol into CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
Traineeship  $84.80  $16.96  $6,020.80
Non-Traineeship  $84.80  $16.96  $6,020.80


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment