• Course Code
  • CHC30113
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 7 months
  • Starting Date
  • Bairnsdale: Ongoing Enrolments
    Yallourn: September 2019
  • Location
  • Yallourn
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

If you’re passionate about preparing young children for a lifetime of learning, choose a career that focuses on the very beginning of education. A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will take you to new and exciting places as you support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Depending on the setting, you’ll work as an educator either under direct supervision or autonomously while meeting the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Caring and knowledgeable teachers are always in high demand, so give yourself exciting career opportunities with this qualification.

This course combines face-to-face, practical classes with work placements to build your confidence when working with children. You’ll learn how to create safe, healthy environments for children as you cater to their individual needs. There are few things more rewarding than that!


Bairnsdale: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9am until 3pm.
Yallourn: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 9am until 3pm Yallourn campus.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator or Kindergarten Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Family Day Care
  • Support worker

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Students must obtain a police check and working with children's check to be eligible to complete the placement hours required.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Early Childhood services will not hire anyone under the age of 18. This information is relayed to prospective students during the enrolment process. Recommendation is that students should be a minimum 17 years of age to undertake the cours


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Students are required to arrange and obtain a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check upon commencement of the course and prior to attending placement.


150 hours of placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


Assessment is based on a combination of written tests/exams, written assignments and projects, practical demonstrations/observations, developing resource folders and portfolios as well as projects, and workplace assessment during practical placement.

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