Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you for a career in an early childhood setting, helping educators to provide a healthy, safe and caring environment for children. The course will give you the skills to communicate and work in partnership with educators to develop positive and respectful relationships as well as ensure the health and safety of all children. You will gain the hands-on experience you need to effectively help children learn and become confident and involved and engaged learners.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to learn about the ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and how you can support children in their development.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a maximum of 18 months with the flexibility of choosing the available delivery modes.

Delivery Mode

ASTAR Training Institute offer two (2) modes of delivery each followed by a minimum of 120 hours of compulsory work placement:

Face to Face
All face to face sessions are conducted at our Parramatta campus by our qualified trainers.

Classes run twice (2) a week over 44 weeks.

Students must complete a total of 1264 hours to meet course requirements.


Distance (Does not apply to International Students)
Distance learning allows the student the flexibility to study from their own location without the need to attend on campus classroom sessions.

Students must complete a total of 1324 hours to meet course requirements.



ASTAR Training Institute ensures assessment meets the requirements of the nationally endorsed training package and produce graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge for the workplace.

As part of the course the following assessment methods are used:

  • Written questions
  • Case studies/ scenarios
  • Knowledge questions
  • Role plays
  • Observations/ Demonstrations
  • Workplace based observations
  • Group activities
  • Presentations

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years and over to be eligible to enrol in the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ATI.

ATI requires all eligible students to create a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number and provide it to us prior to enrolment. If you require assistance, we can apply on your behalf. Please contact our Student Support team for any assistance.

As part of the enrolment process, you will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test through an online platform called LLN robot. As the course is delivered in English, all students must be able to read and write English at a year 10 level.

Course Outline

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
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health & safety
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play & learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform 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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Elective Units

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Work Placement

Whether completing the course face to face, or via distance, work placement must be completed in order to meet the requirements of the course. A minimum of 120 hours of work placement must be completed.

Your Work Placement will need to be conducted in an approved childcare facility. It is your responsibility to find a suitable work place however, if you are unable to find one ATI will provide advice and assistance in finding a suitable workplace.

ATI will provide you and your work place with detailed information about the work placement tasks and activities.
During your work placement, ATI trainers and assessors will visit and observe the performance of some of the tasks.

All students are required to have a Working With Children (WWC) number prior to starting work placement.

Student Support Services

At ASTAR Training Institute we are committed to supporting our students with a range of services which include:

  • Administrative support
  • Learning support
  • Language, Literacy & Numeracy support
  • Work placement support
  • Special needs support
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

All student information outlined above is provided in the Student Handbook, it is not only a guide to studying at ATI but also provides information about what your learning experience will involve. You can access the Student Handbook by clicking here

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