Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

ASTAR Training Institute is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. ASTAR Training Institute is proud to offer the Certificate III of Early Childhood Education & Care as a 6 -12 Month flexible delivery. Options include classroom based, distance and/ or a blended program. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood Education & Care settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Learners will gain a nationally recognised qualification in the Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113).

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a sound proficiency in English. Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN)

ASTAR Training Institute will conduct a LLN (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) Test and then determine whether the student is deemed competent.


Direct observation, role-plays written/verbal questioning, interviews and self evaluations, case studies, projects, assignments are used to assess required knowledge and skills.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification, you are required to complete 15 core units 3 elective units and 120 hours of work placement.

Units of Competency
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood Core
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning Core
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice Core
CHCLEG001 Work Legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities & development Elective
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people Elective
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people Elective


Students must also complete HLTAID004 Provide an emergancy first aid response in an Education and Care Setting which is offered internally as part of the course.

On successful completion of the course, students will receive Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Graduates from this course will be able to perform the duties of an Early Childhood Educator.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, nationally recognised training, or other experiences.


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