Certificate III

in Early Childhood

Education and Care

Our very popular CHC30113 – Certificate III in Childhood Education and Care 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. People who undertake this qualification typically support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate improved workplace communication skills and working in a team;

  • Identify safe work practices and implement approved learning frameworks; and

  • Understand health, care and development of babies, toddlers and children.


Successful completion of the CHC30113 – Certificate in III Early Childhood Education and Care, may lead to employment opportunities, such as:

  • Early Childhood Teacher;

  • Family Day Care Educator; or

  • Child Care Attendant.

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, prior to

enrolment students are required to provide their Working with Children's Check clearance number, National Police Check clearance certificate; Unique Student Identifier and photo identification. Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.


We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.


This training includes a mandatory minimum of 120 hours of industry/work placement. Learners will receive information regarding work-placement arrangements before they enrol.



This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by Work Savvy Training may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete the course in a shorter period of time. The duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment



Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face, Online, Work-based, Blended and Traineeships, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.

Units of Competency

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit


This qualification consist of 18 units of competence. Please call Work Savvy Training
for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

  • BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and professional development (E)

  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety (C)

  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically (C)

  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (C)

  • CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children (C)

  • CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (C)

  • CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers (C)

  • CHCECE003 – Provide care for children (C)

  • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (C)

  • CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood (C)

  • CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice (C)

  • CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (C)

  • CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (C)

  • CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (C)

  • CHCECE012 – Support children to connect to their world (E)

  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect and improve own professional practice (E)

  • CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence (C)

  • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (C)

Fees & Charges.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

  • Exemption: $0

  • Concession: $240

  • First Qualification: $1,600

  • Second Qualification: $1,930

  • Traineeship: $0

The fees for the course will vary based on the eligibility criteria. For more information please visit


If you are ineligible for government subsidised training, or would rather undertake this course on a fee-for-service (FFS) basis, the cost to undertake this nationally recognised qualification is:

  • $4,500

  • Work Savvy does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student’s fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.

  • Application for Enrolment $200

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges) $50

  • Replacement of Testamur/ statement of attainment / Qualification Certificate $50

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit) $150

  • RPL assessment Contact us for a quote.


Please note: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates.


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