CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in child care.

This qualification covers the fundamentals of early childhood development, education and care. Upon completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to plan activities to promote children’s learning through play. These experiences will enable children to develop into confident and competent learners during their time spent at their Early Learning Centre. As a result of the practical components of Selmar’s Early Childhood course, you will be ready to commence a career as an Early Childhood Educator, a Family Day Care Educator or Nanny.

Whether you are considering studying this child care course, via distance, virtual campus or through a workplace in QLD or VIC, our experienced and supportive facilitators will be with you every step of the way.

They are passionate about delivering quality child care courses and relevant learning opportunities to our students.

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Course Code


Delivery Mode
Virtual campus, WorkplaceDistance, RPL

Course Duration
Workplace: 12 months Campus: 31 weeks

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Nationally Recognised

Practical Placement
Min. 140hrs that we can assist you with.

Government Funding & Fees

Payment Methods
Payment Plans, Direct Debt, Debt/Credit Card, Cash, Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans

Course Units

Core Units

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

Elective Units

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

Course Entry

  • To complete Selmar’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for Certificate III level study.
  • Victoria students — You need to either provide a current WWCC or provide evidence that you have applied for a WWCC.
  • Queensland students — You need to either provide a current Blue Card or provide evidence that you have applied for a Blue Card.
  • You need to either provide a Police Check or provide evidence that you have applied for a Police Check
  • If you are unable to obtain a WWCC, Blue Card or Police Check you will not be able to complete the requirements of the course and will not be eligible for government-subsidised training for this course.


Upon completion of Selmar’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, potential job roles can include:


Our Virtual campus delivery mode means you can do away with paper-based learning and assessment resources and complete everything online, anywhere, anytime. The portal itself is very intuitive and simple to navigate, and we’ll give you all the support you need. It’s a far quicker, easier, and more environmentally friendly way of learning. Choosing this delivery mode means you will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will mark your assessments in the portal and provide you with individualised feedback. This also means you will have your own workplace coach who will visit you in your workplace or placement location to provide support and guidance and to complete your observation. Some of the perks of Virtual campus also includes:

— Access to all material in one place.
— Submit all your assessments online.
— Access technical support, trainers, and stay in touch with other students online.
— Explore other courses online and develop your skills
— Support our green movement and protect the environment with less paper printing

Workplace Training

Early Learning training is available in your workplace in VIC and NSW if you currently hold a position within the industry. Selmar’s facilitators will attend your workplace monthly to offer support and guidance. Read more…

— Early Learning training comes to you!
— One-on-one training.
— Working hours can be incorporated as placement hours.


Distance Training

Distance training allows students the flexibility to study in their own time. Facilitator contact is maintained via phone, email and placement visits. Read more…

— On-going support and guidance.
— Facilitator visits while you are on placement.
— If you can’t find a centre for you practical placement, Selmar can help you.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows assessment of the student’s previously unrecognised skills and knowledge. Read more…


Practical Placement

It is a requirement for anyone who is completing practical placement or working in the Early Childhood industry to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).

The WWCC must be applied for immediately as it can take several months for your application to be processed.

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