CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

MADEC Australia (RTO 3957)


Duration: One year

115 Stage 2 Credits

Entry Requirements
Course Description

This course prepares students to work as early childhood educators in childcare centres and facilities. It is targeted at students who have a genuine interest in working with children.

In this course, students are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide education and care services to children and work within established legal and ethical frameworks. Students gain an understanding of the childcare sector and develop skills to support the physical and psychological development of children. 

Students also learn how to work in a diverse work environment and how to respond effectively to meet the needs of children and families in line with workplace requirements. 

This course is delivered by MADEC Australia (RTO 3957) at Thebarton Senior College.


Core Units
CHCDIV002Promote 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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Elective Units
CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development


Students completing this course may seek employment as early childhood educators or undertake further studies in early childhood education and care at Diploma level.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course specified in the training package; however, students must satisfy the school admission requirements and achieve satisfactory results in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

This course is delivered through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) funding scheme. Eligibility criteria apply.