Course Overview

Course Code CHC30113
Course Title Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Location Melbourne City Campus, Box Hill, Werribee
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Traineeship: 2 Years
Non-Traineeship: 1 Year
SBAT: 1 Year
Mode of Delivery Classroom-Blended, Workplace

– Become a qualified Childcare worker.
– Traditional and new techniques.
– Work-ready training.
– Work placement.
– Hands-on experience.

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.

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


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)
or CHCECE014 – Comply with family day care administration requirements (Family day care 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 4+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 4) are desirable to participate in the course.

Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Government Contribution Full Fee VETis Fee
 Traineeship  $84.80 (848 hours x $ 0.10)  $16.96 (848 hours x $ 0.10 x 20%)  $5,936.00 (848 hours x $7.00)  $6,020.80  –
 Non-Traineeship  $84.80 (848 hours x $ 0.10)  $16.96 (848 hours x $ 0.10 x 20%)  $5,936.00 (848 hours x $7.00)  $6,020.80  –
 SBAT  $84.80 (848 hours x $ 0.10)  –  $5,936.00 (848 hours x $7.00)  – $2,000.00


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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

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training. ** Eligibility Criteria 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses. ***Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


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

Employment for childcare worker is expected to grow strongly for the next five years (For more details: