CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in the Early Childhood Education industry.

This qualification covers the fundamentals of early childhood development, education and care. Upon completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to plan activities to promote children’s learning through play. These experiences will enable children to develop into confident and competent learners during their time spent at their Early Learning Centre. As a result of the practical components of Selmar’s Early Childhood course, you will be ready to commence a career as an Early Childhood Educator, a Family Day Care Educator or Nanny.

Whether you are considering studying this early childhood course at our campus in Melbourne, via off campus or through a workplace traineeship in NSW, VIC or QLD, our experienced and supportive facilitators will be with you every step of the way.

They are passionate about delivering quality early childhood courses and relevant learning opportunities to our students.

For more information on this exciting industry, have a look at our e-book The Complete Guide to Starting Your Career in Early Childhood Education

Call us on 1300 88 04 87 to talk to us about a career in this rewarding child care industry!

Course Code

Delivery Mode
Full Time or Part Time Campus,
Workplace and Off Campus

Course Duration
Workplace: 12 months
Campus: 31 weeks

Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care

Nationally Recognised

Government Funding & Fees

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Course Units

Core Units

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

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

Course Entry

  • To complete Selmar’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for Certificate III level study.
  • Completion of a course requirement form.


Upon completion of Selmar’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, potential job roles can include:


Campus based training

Our campus is based in St Kilda and possesses state of the art facilities to assist our facilitators to deliver quality and relevant child care courses to our students.

  •  Weekday and Saturday classes.
  •  140 hours of practical placement organised by Selmar.
  •  Early Learning Simulation laboratory for practical learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows assessment of the student’s previously unrecognised skills and knowledge.

Off Campus Training

Off Campus training allows students the flexibility to study in their own time.

Facilitator contact is maintained via phone, email and placement visits.

  •  On-going support and guidance.
  •  Facilitator visits while you are on placement.

Workplace Training

Early Learning training is available in your workplace in VIC, NSW, QLD and WA if you currently hold a position within the industry.

Selmar’s facilitators will attend your workplace monthly to offer support and guidance.

  •  Early Learning training comes to you!
  •  One-on-one training.
  •  Working hours can be incorporated as placement hours.

Practical Placement

  • It is a requirement for anyone who is completing practical placement or working in the Early Childhood industry to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • The WWCC must be applied for immediately as it can take several months for your application to be processed

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