Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30113

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, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au


Units of Competence

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence


Practical Experience in the Workplace

SBAT Certificate Ill in Early Childhood Education and Care students are required to complete an average of 7 hours of supervised placement per week over the duration of their course.

The aim of completion work placement hours is to gain knowledge and skills required of those who work in this industry and participate in the daily routine of the allied health service.

The skills and Knowledge the student should gain from completing these supervised placement hours are as followed:

Term 1:
Parent permission forms
Indoor/outdoor plan
Emergency evacuation procedure
Room routine
Hours of operation
Staff dress code
Centre and room capacity
Staff qualifications

Term 2:
Analysing focus children
Administering Medication
Nappy Change
Observing a language experience
Reflecting on behaviour
Behaviour management and support strategies

Term 3:
Analysing focus children
Arrival Routines
Conduct a language experience
Sustainability approached
Behaviour management and support strategies

During these placement hours students are also required to complete placement tasks, e.g. observations to demonstrate competency and placement book work. The student will work in partnership with the staff acknowledging that it is a privilege to be given a placement opportunity. Students will liaise with staff and determine the best time for weekly discussions. Students will openly discuss job requirements and written work.