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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Do you want to play your part in developing the education of the next generation of Australians?

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may be for you!


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Program Overview

This Program will prepare you to be job ready for the Early Childhood industry. Studying this program will not only be an investment in your own future, but also an investment in our community's future, entering into the rewarding and respected Education and Care Industry.

With a quality focussed approach, we will help you to care for and support learning and basic developmental needs of Children. As part of this program, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours iregulated Education and Care Service.

Over the course of this program we offer:

  • Convenient and flexible learning
  • Support and guidance
  • Online virtual classroom collaboration

Government Funding* is available for this program. Invest in your future by applying today!

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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Subjects

    The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care requires 18 Subjects:

    Core Subjects:

    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

    Industry Suggested Electives:

    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 Program, however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs.

    The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement 

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

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

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 104 weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 weeks

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based and Online Virtual classroom training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    There is a mandatory work placement requirement of 120 hours (minimum) to complete this course.  

    The work placement hours must be in an Australian regulated education and care service, which would include long day care, family day care, preschools/kindergartens, outside school hours care, occasional care and mobile. 

     Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this Program may undertake: 

    • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support 
    • 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 Workers is expected to grow strongly for the next five years.

    For more details, visit - https://joboutlook.gov.au/

  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $84.80
    With Concession - $16.96

    *Job Trainer Enrolment Fee , eligibility criteria applies


    Fee For Service - $5,950.00

    VETIS - $2,000

    The student tuition fees 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.

    Skill First Eligibility 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.

    This is a JobTrainer Funded Course. A person can participate under JobTrainer if they are:
    • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
    • a job seeker of any age; and 
    • have not commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required.

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 


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