Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30113

Duration: 12 months

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

The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.

 Units of CompetenceNominal Hours
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting20
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development30
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people30
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks35
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice40
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning40
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world40
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers60
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children63
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice70
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood70
CHCECE003Provide care for children70
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children70
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence70


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.