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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care +
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

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The dual qualifications of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course and CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support is an extensive program that readily equips graduates with theoretical and as well as practical skills to support a quality learning environment.

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is the entry-level course that allows you to work in a childcare centre, as well as having other opportunities such as a becoming a qualified Nanny, working at a family day care and outside school care.

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support course provides you with the necessary skills to work in a range of educational settings in support of a teacher or supervisor.

Workplace training:

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of 220 hours (minimum) to complete this course. Students are provided with a Professional Development (PD) for the work placement for each course.

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

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Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care +
Certificate III in Education Support
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here.

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No VET-FEE loan debt
Flexible duration
Up to 30 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple Choice, Short Answer Questions, Case Study Questions, Professional Development Manual, Work Placement

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Qualified Nanny
  • Long Day Care Worker
  • Occasional Care Worker
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Outside School Carer
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teaching Assistant

Course units

Work legally and ethically
Participate in workplace health and safety
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Ensure the health and safety of children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting**
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Provide care for children
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
Use information about children to inform practice
Work with diverse people
Develop cultural competence
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
Contribute to the health and safety of students
Work effectively with students and colleagues
Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
Support the development of numeracy skills
Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
Support behaviour of children and young people

**You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College.

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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