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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

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*Eligibility applies (Funded by the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program)

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will develop your skills and knowledge to care for children and to plan activities enabling them to achieve their learning and developmental outcomes.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in early childhood education settings who work under the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

What does the course include?

As part of the Community Services Training Package, CHC, this qualification comprises of 18 units.

  • 15 core units plus
  • 3 elective units

These units must be relevant to the work outcome. This qualification does require a minimum of 120 hours of work experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification. However, it is preferred that candidates have relevant vocational experience and/or an industry specific qualification. There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course.

Student Support

Learners will receive feedback after each assessment/assignment and the trainer/assessor will be available to discuss the feedback or provide additional assistance or direction as appropriate. Trainers/assessors are also available by email/phone for any discussion or problems that students experience during their study.

Delivery and Duration

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway with an average duration of 12 months.

ETC provides flexible training options either online, classroom based or in the workplace. Contact us on 1800 007 400 to provide a tailored option for you.


Costs vary depending on the delivery method suited to your needs.
Contact us to find out if you are eligible for Government Assistance.

Need to know more?

For more information about this qualification and the jobs it relates to, visit the Australian Government’s My Skills Website –

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Call our Training Team on 1800 007 400 or fill out the Enquire Now form on this page.

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