Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Offered at our Brisbane & Gold Coast Campus

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30113

Packaging Rules

18 units including 15 core &3 electives 

Course Description

Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.Rise has developed this qualification to give students theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with children (from birth to school age) in a range of early childhood settings, which fall under the education and care national regulations and the national quality standard. Upon the completion of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to support the implementation of the early years learning framework, while supporting children’s well being, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

  • A good ability to read, write and speak English
  • A sound ability to apply numeracy
  • A current Working with Children Check


The time frame to deliver this course is 9 months –24 months (depending on prior skills and knowledge).

Career Opportunities

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care
  • Assistant Educator in child care centres
  • Assistant Educator in a kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny or babysitter

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education to continue your education career. 

For Certificate III Guarantee students, may refer the fact sheet link to the Department of Employment, small Business and Training website to get more information about your right to study this course. 


Fees & Funding

Government funding is available through Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Government Funding Requirements

  • Age 15 years or older (no longer at school)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Not hold or not enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)
  • English Language & Academic Requirements

If a person is eligible for funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

Fees Certificate 3 Guarantee – Government Funded

Qualification Name Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course Code CHC30113
Number of Units 18
Workplace Minimum Hours 120
Student Contribution Fee $216
Student Concession Fee $108

Fee for Service (Full Fee)

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course CodeCHC30113
Number of Units18
Enrolment Fee$200 (Non refundable after 14 days of cooling off period of enrolment)
Resource/Materials Fee$80
Cost per Unit$200
Full  Fee$3,880

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Cost is $90 per unit.

Qualification Name Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course Code CHC30113
Number of Units 18
Enrollment Fee $200
Cost per Unit $90
Student Concession Fee $1,730

Course Units

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
  • 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
  • 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 work health and safety
  • CHCLEG001          Work legally and ethically

Elective Units

  • CHCPRP003         Reflect on and improve own Professional practice
  • CHCECE012         Support children to connect with their world
  • BSBWOR301       Organise Personal work Priorities and Development

Contact us

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