Version Effective: 2nd of February, 2018
Version Effective: 2nd of February, 2018

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Details

Course Summary

Studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will learn how to work within organisational policies and procedures, develop an understanding of how to use individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care and education to children, as well as the skills needed to facilitate leisure and play. Upon completion you will be qualified to work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations, as well as the National Quality Standard.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $4086 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $702 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $270 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $227 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $39 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $15 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • Child Care
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Educator, School Aged Care Educator, Nanny.

Delivery Agreement

Yeppoon State High School provides the following services on behalf of CQUniversity for this course: - Recruitment of senior students enrolled at Yeppoon State High School - Provision of educational or support services - Delivery of training and/or assessment Senior students should email: the.principal@yeppoonshs.eq.edu.au

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 15 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-campus

16 months part-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 2 - First Aid
To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 4 - Play and Development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 5 - Physical and emotional Wellbeing
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


Mixed Mode

16 months part-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 2 - First Aid
To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 4 - Play and Development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


VET in Schools (VETiS) - Yeppoon State High School

2 years
  • Mixed Mode
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 2 - First Aid
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 4 - Play and Development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

On-campus

On-campus

Cairns

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Gladstone

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative

Community organisations successful in their application with the Queensland Government have access to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This funding can assist students, who meet the eligibility criteria, apply for a place in their community organisation’s project. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/home/sqw


The following community organisations have a partnership agreement in place with CQUni, as the preferred Registered Training Organisation. This partnership gives these organisations the ability to recruit students within their community who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Education and Training, and send through documentation to enable CQUni to process the pre-enrolments. 


They are:

Tully Support Centre Inc. Email: info@tullysupportcentre.com.au 

Students currently studying or wanting to enquire about eligibility with the funding or for this course can contact the community organisation.


Third Party Services arrangement

Yeppoon State High School provides the following services on behalf of CQUniversity for this course:

  • Recruitment of senior students enrolled at Yeppoon State High School
  • Provision of educational or support services
  • Delivery of training and/or assessment

Senior students should email: the.principal@yeppoonshs.eq.edu.au


Practical Placement Information

Each unit in this course has a practical component. Students who are not already working in a regulated education and care service for example Kindergarten or Long Day Care centre must organise a voluntary work placement. Students who are already employed in a regulated education and care service, can use their existing work to fulfil practical requirements. 


All students will need to complete third party reports, practical assessment and a vocational placement logbook. These observations and reports will need to be signed off by a qualified supervisor with at a minimum, the same level qualification. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of placement throughout the duration of the course. 


All students will need to hold a Blue Card prior to starting their practical work placement.  For more information on the 'Blue Card' visit - https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au or phone: 1800 113 611. Students not currently working in the industry will need to organise a placement in consultation with teaching staff.