Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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  • Awarded by

    Kirana Colleges (RTO 52247)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Upfront payment

  • Duration

    4 months

  • Start Date

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  • Career Outcomes

    Family Day Care Worker | Nanny | Early Childhood Educator | Playgroup Supervisor | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Have a knack for working with kids? Passionate about helping them grow, learn and develop? Being a schoolteacher isn't the only career path! Why not study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) with Kirana? 

    To work in this industry, you need to have (or be working towards) an approved Cert III level qualification, so this jam-packed course is the perfect place to start. It provides you with everything you need to start your career in the early childhood sector. From learning the basics of caring for young children to nurturing their learning and development, you'll be well-versed in all things child care and ready to seek out your dream role.

    Working in early childhood education and care is fun, challenging and rewarding – and it's also a fast-growing sector in Australia. So what are you waiting for? This could be the first step in an amazing career!

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    The  Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) consists of a range of practical tasks and in order to meet workplace experience and job role expectations, students should be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to meet duty of care obligations.

    For example, the student would need to have the ability to respond appropriately to children's needs, remain calm in high-stress situations and to interact and communicate appropriately where difficulty or danger arises.

    Students should also have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with physical demands such as standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching.

    It is expected that applicants for entry to this programme will:

    • A minimum of year 12 or (Australian equivalent) is mandatory or Achieve an Exit Level 3 or above score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in Reading and Numeracy, which will show that they have the capability to be successful in the course,

    Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

    Minimum Age

    You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. Section 120 of the Education and Care National Regulations 2011 requires the approved provider of a centre-based service must ensure that any educator at the service who is under 18 years of age:

    • does not work alone at the service; and
    • is adequately supervised at all times by an educator who has attained the age of 18 years.

    National Criminal History Check / Working with Vulnerable People Check

    Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child related work (this includes work placement). For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to or

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this early childhood education course, the subjects you may study include:

    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
    • CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
    • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
    • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

    Work Placement

    To be assessed as competent in the qualification, students are required to undertake 102 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. A minimum of 120 hours of this work placement will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-2 of age. In all work placement settings, students must have a minimum Diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.

  • Why Kirana Colleges?

    Get the skills and can-do attitude that employees are looking for when you get qualified with Kirana Colleges! They have a commitment to delivering work-ready courses and training to ensure students thrive and succeed.

    Since its beginning in 2009, Kirana Colleges has grown to offer over 50 qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diplomas. Their in-demand courses offer a platform to launch a career in childhood education and care, community services, business administration and more.

    Have the flexibility to study online, on campus or enjoy a blended learning experience – the choice is yours and the opportunities are endless!

    Kirana Colleges is all about providing their students with a positive and supportive learning experience, which is why they’ve developed the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP is a confidential and free counselling service which includes a dedicated 24/7 hotline and free counselling sessions (available in person or via Skype) to help keep your mental health and wellbeing on track.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) from Kirana.

    Graduates are able to pursue a range of education and care roles in the early childhood sector, from nannying to working in playgroup or after school care settings. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in early childhood education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Early Childhood Teacher, Primary Teacher, Child Care Coordinator, Early Learning Coordinator, Kindergarten Teacher, Professional Development Educator, Child and Family Services Manager, Community Worker, Family Day Care Educator, Mobile Service Educator, Occasional Care Educator.

  • Let's talk price

    Kirana Colleges offers affordable payment options to help you get you closer to achieving your learning and career goals sooner.

    • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
    • Kirana have a range of government financial assistance packages to help subsidise the course fees of eligible students.

    Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

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