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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview 

CRICOS Course Code: 097063E

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 wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educations may work under direct supervision or autonomously. 

Relevant Job Roles 
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Worker 
Entry Requirements 

Students must be aged 18 years and above.

Evidence of acceptable English language test course as below (or equivalent):

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet based test 46
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162
Pearson Test of English Academic 42

In addition, students are asked to identify if they would like to participate in an LLN assessment as part of the enrolment process in the areas of reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. This ensures the course is at an appropriate level for students and educational support is provided. 

All students must be willing to participate in mandatory work placement of a minimum of 120 hours and this will require a working with children clearance.

Units of Study 

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
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • 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 workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

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Face-to-Face Schedule 
This course is scheduled as: 45 weeks | 20 hours per week | 4 terms | 10 weeks per term
Four intakes per year: January, April, July, October
Students are required to participate in a minimum of 120 hours of mandatory work placement in at least one regulated education and care service within 50 kms of Darwin
We recommend that learners set aside between 3-5 hours per week for homework, reading and assessment tasks
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

RPL recognises skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you can demonstrate that you have already learnt the knowledge, and have the relevant skills, recognition of prior learning may be granted. Please contact our office for information about the RPL process.

Application Fee (non-refundable) A$300.00
Resource Fee A$200.00
Tuition Fee A$6,000.00
Total A$6,500.00
Tuition Fee Per Term A$1,500.00
Recognition of Prior Learning Per Unit of Competency A$500.00

Students are required to pay for their own working with children clearance. The fee of A$5.00 is paid direct to SAFE NT.


Course learning and assessment material
Qualified industry expert trainer
Student support
Coffee and tea
Certification upon successful completion


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