CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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child care coursesPractical Outcomes delivers the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course over 12 months. This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as one of the following:

Course units
15 core and 3 electives = 18 units

12 months

Delivery Modes
Workplace, Distance

Practical Placement

Practical Outcomes students who are not already employed in an early childhood education and care centre are required to undertake a minimum of 2 days placement per week for the duration of their course. Practical Outcomes will assist you in organising your practical placement.

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Course Units

Core Units

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units

HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is designed to replicate the work that you will be doing in your role as an educator in early childhood care. We use a variety of assessment methods, and our trainers will work with you to develop an individual training and assessment plan that suits both your work and skills. Assessment includes; short answer questions, projects, workplace tasks and observations in the workplace. In order for us to assess your skills, you will be required to work with each age group during your course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course although it is expected that students will have the appropriate literacy and numeracy skills and a genuine interest in caring for children.

Do we provide recognition for prior learning?

We have an extensive recognition process. You will be provided with the opportunity to apply for recognition against any or all of the units in this course. As you progress through each of the key areas of learning other opportunities to apply for recognition will occur.

Student welfare

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for courses with Practical Outcomes and we will provide you with relevant support and resources to meet your specific learning needs. Funding may also be available to support you. An extensive welfare program is available for all students which allows you to tap into support and resources necessary for learning and personal needs. If you feel like this could assist you then speak to your trainer and they will contact our welfare officer.

Who will be my trainer?

As you enrol, you will be provided with a qualified and skilled trainer that will support you through your entire course. The trainer will visit you in your workplace and provide you with individual training and assessment. Your trainer will also provide support to you via telephone and email. A workplace coach will also be allocated to you within the workplace. The workplace coach will mentor you through tasks and provide you with many opportunities to practice your skills.


Information regarding the cost for this course is included in the Student Pricing Schedule.

Issuing of qualifications

Students will be issued with a certificate on completion of all units of competency within a qualification. Statements of attainment will be issued for partial completion.

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