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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

For people interested in pursuing a career in children's services. Successful completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 allows you to work in the children's services industry as an educator.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 is the first level of training in the children’s services stream focussed on early childhood (children aged from birth to 6 years). It gives credit towards the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113.

As the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) regulations require that all those working within children's services must hold or be actively working towards the Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care CHC30113, this qualification will appeal to new entrants to the industry and those contemplating a children's services career.

Occupational titles may include:

* Some jurisdictions may require CHC40113 Certificate IV School Age Education and Care or CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care for these work roles.



12 months (may be completed earlier)


On the job, Class Based. (click here for RPL details)


In your own workplace or we find a placement. Must include a minimum of 120 hours practical work within a regulated children's service.


All learning resources, an individual experienced Trainer Assessor, visits in a workplace, phone/email support, free unlimited professional development, access to our ECE Facilitated Learning Facebook page.


$300 or $150 for concession card holders non-refundable administration fee (for those eligible for funding under the Skills First program).

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

Self-funded fees


You are responsible for obtaining your own first aid qualification. One World for Children has a third party agreement with Allens Training for the delivery of the first aid unit HLTAID004. You can contact them on 1300559064 to arrange a training date, or you may access your own provider.


Includes on-the-job assessment plus written assessment. Click here for an assessment example.


You must be able to complete a range of reading, writing and math tasks to achieve this qualification. See if you have the skills.


There are 18 units of competency in this qualification.



Enrolment commencement or call us on 1800 006 533.

Enquire or call us on 1800 006 533.

RPL EnquiryRPL page or call us on1800 006 533.

For more information about our training, RPL or your fee options, please call us on 1800 006 533 or check our training information page.


Class based training occurs at our Children's Services Centre in Geelong (407-411 Thompson Road, North Geelong, 3215). One World for Children also manage the amazing One World Children's Centre. It is within this children's centre that we hold regular classes and make use of the children's centre to suppliment your experience working with children.

On-the-job training If you currently work in, or are about to commence work in a registered children's services centre, we are happy to provide you training that makes the most of your situation. If you are just starting out or wanting to further develop your career and you have no work place available to you, One World for Children are happy to help you find an appropriate service to participate in. This is called your 'placement service'.

Prior to your commencement of training you will meet one of our friendly and experienced Trainer Assessors and they will have a discussion with you to find out what you already know. This discussion may highlight the opportunity for you to gain credits and/or exemptions toward your course completion through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Whether in a workplace or placement, your individual Trainer Assessor will provide you with learning materials to read and reflect on, they will be contactable to support you as you learn and implement your new skills and knowledge, and they will assess your competence within your work or placement environment.

Once you start training you will be encouraged to upload your completed assessments into your own private login. This means your Trainer Assessor will receive your assessment immediately. Although you may provide your assessments through mail or by dropping them in to us, uploading ensures you receive feedback quickly and there is no concern about loss of any of your work.

Your Trainer Assessor looks for milestones that indicate you are ready for a workplace or placement visit, and once these milestones are reached they will come to you and assess your skills on the job. This is an excellent time to share your ideas and thoughts with the Trainer Assessor and for them to give you valuable feedback.

It is expected that you will achieve your Certificate III within a 12 month time frame, of course your experience and your commitment to study can see you achieve this goal in less time.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) RPL is about gaining recognition of the skills and knowledge you already have. This process includes collecting information about your knowledge and skill using a variety of methods, ultimately resulting in you achieving credit toward units of study. RPL takes place for all learners enrolled with One World for Children prior to the formal training commencement. If you think you could apply for full RPL of your course and for more information about RPL, just click here.

Funding through the Department of Education and Training (DET) If you are eligible for Victorian DET funding we support accessibility by offering free tuition with a one off $300 administration fee ($150 concession card).

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 is available as a government funded option either under a traineeship or non-traineeship scheme through funding under the Skills First program. The Skills First program is making training more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.

To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.

Self funded/Fee for Service Training If you are not eligible for funding under the Skills First program, your training can be accessed as a self funded program. Check our self funded Fees.