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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30113 | State ID: J587

Do you want a career nurturing our future?

When you complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you’ll be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or childcare centre assistant. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively as an educator, supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years, understanding children’s learning, providing learning support, working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds, identifying and responding to children at risk, and workplace health and safety.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses.  Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Work placement

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

Job opportunities

This qualification is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in early childhood education and care;

•    Early Childhood Educator

•    Playgroup Supervisor

•    Play Leader

•    Recreation Assistant

•    Family Day Care Educator

•    Nanny

•    Mobile Assistant

For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Study pathway

•    Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

•    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

How to apply

Part time, flexible or online courses have rolling enrolments. For help enrolling or for more information contact your local campus.
Please note that all delivery modes may not be available at all campuses, please check with individual campuses on modes of study.

For full time courses, apply at http://tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au when applications are open.

For international students, contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 621 445 or email enquiry@srtafe.wa.edu.au.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2, 2019

Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Narrogin


Fees and charges


Duration 12 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Albany
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Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course enquiry

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Page last updated August 05, 2019