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RTO National Code: 30878

CHC30113-Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

About this course

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care is a practically oriented course, which enables graduates to work in the childcare industry.  This qualification covers workers who use organizational policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.

Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously and may have the limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.  Graduates of Certificate III have the option to continue into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Classroom training typically takes place over 12 months with 46 weekly sessions, a two week break at end of year and supported by regular tutorials to assist students in completion of assessments. If students are working in a suitable environment they may undertake distance learning, with periodic support sessions.  This option however can result in the course taking longer to complete.   
The course may be completed over a period of 6 months and a maximum of 18 months, according to the method of delivery, progression rate of student and learner's needs. Typically students who are not able to regularly attend face to face classroom session can take longer to complete units.

Study Options:
  • Face to face classes
  • Online study
  • Blended learning - combination of face to face classes and online study
Enrolement Method:
  • Students can apply for an enrolment through thereeways:
  • 1. Call school's office number 0733441714.
  • 2. Send emails to infor@australiacitycollege to get an enrolment form
  • 3. Come to the schood office. The office address is 87 Pinelands Rd, Sunnybank Hills,4109.

Skills you will gain

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Career outcomes

  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Educator
  • Mobile assistant
  • Childhood educator assistant

Course units

This is a suggested course study plan.  Australian City College offers a variety of elective and alternate units.  For more information about your study options and units, discuss with your lecturer prior to enrolling.

Core units:

Unit ID Title

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Ensure the health and safety of children


Participate in work health and safety


Work with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait islander


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting


Provide care for children


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children's play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Develop cultural competence


Work legally and ethically

Elective Units:

Unit ID Title

Organise work priorities and development


Work with diverse people


Support chidlren to connect with their world

Total number of units


Campus Options


87 Pinelands Rd Sunnybank Hills, QLD 4109 Australia
Ph : 07 3344 1714

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