CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Students choosing to enrol in this qualification must be completed before the 20th January 2023 or will need to transition to the new qualification.


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

This qualification is made up of 18 units (15 core, 3 elective) which reflect the needs of industry

Entry requirements

  • Valid USI
  • Working with Children Card
  • Completed LLN Assessment
  • Access to a registered child care service to complete the minimum required 120 hours (can be employment, work placement or volunteer)

Duration & Delivery

The guideline for duration is 6 months – 2 years however, training is self-paced, and duration depends on the individual learner, their employment situation and enrolment type. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.

This qualification can be provided through a Traineeship or in a Fee For Service arrangement. Students may also be eligible for RPL entry.

Training is delivered on site at a nominated registered child care service. Site visits are conducted monthly and can also be scheduled more frequently to suit the needs of the learner.

First Aid

If a student presents a Statement of Attainment for the unit HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting gap training will be required to be completed before the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting can be awarded. Gold Start staff will assist students with gap training options.