CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is superseded and replaced by CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care. Significant changes to Qualification content including core and elective units to reflect sector requirements. Please refer to this link for further information:

Current students at AMES Australia can finish this superseded course and graduate with qualification during the teach-out period. The teach-out period for this superseded course including the practical placement runs until the end of 2022.


  • This course will prepare you for a job in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry.
  • You will be required to study 15 core units and 3 electives.
  • AMES Australia organises a childcare work placement of a minimum of 150 hours for each student. (As a result of COVID-19 restrictions placements will be impacted, however students will not be disadvantaged)
  • All students are supervised during their placement.
  • All AMES Australia industry certificate courses provide specialist English language support for refugees and migrants. 

What will I learn?

  • The children’s services industry, policies and procedures
  • Planning activities and providing care to children
  • Directing leisure and play and enabling children to achieve their developmental outcomes
  • See details of the course modules to be studied.

How will I learn?

The course will be offered in Mixed Mode Delivery

  • Classroom-based Learning, where the student attends AMES Campus’ with a Teacher/Trainer present
  • Online Learning, where the student studies remotely off campus using training materials that are provided online or correspondence by the Teacher/Trainer

For more information visit AMES Australia online service standards.

  • Courses and Units

    Cluster 1 Legislation and policy


    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically


    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


    CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


    Cluster 2 Health and Safety


    CHCECE002 Ensure health and safety of children


    CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety


    HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

    NB: Credit transfer on evidence of competency


    Cluster 3 Fostering play and relationships


    CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


    CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


    CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice


    CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people


    Cluster 4 Supporting children’s development


    CHCECE003 Provide care for children


    CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers


    CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


    Cluster 5 Sensitive practice


    CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence


    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres strait cultural safety


    Cluster 6


    CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world


    Total course hours

What jobs can I apply for after completing this course?

  • Before and after school care assistant
  • Kindergarten teacher's assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Long day care/Occasional care

What further education can I do after completing the course?

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Course Eligibility

An intermediate level of English is required, however your English level will be assessed on application.

One of the following should also apply:

  • an Australian Citizen
  • a Permanent Resident
  • a holder of a permanent visa
  • a New Zealand citizen

Asylum Seekers now eligible for Skills First courses

Training Providers which are TAFE Institutes or Learn Local Organisations are now able to confirm an individual’s eligibility for the Asylum Seeker VET Program by using the Commonwealth Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) to confirm if the individual holds a valid:

  • Bridging Visa Class E (BVE)
  • Safe Haven Enterprise (SHEV)
  • Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Please refer to the schedule of fees for more information here or contact AMES Australia to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

There may be extra charges for learning materials, first aid certificate, police check etc. 

A fee concession to a student enrolled under the Asylum Seeker VET Program can then be granted in accordance with the Guidelines about Fees.

Government subsidised Place (GSP) Full Fee paying
Concession Non-concession
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $0.00 $0.00 $7,123.00
Total course materials fee* (GST Free) $0.00 $0.00 (included)
Total Payable Fees $0.00 $0.00 $7,123.00

*The tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Material fees are also subject to change given individual circumstances.

*Client will need to purchase materials prior to course. (Material fees are approx. $300) AMES will provide further information on enrolment.

How to Enrol

Enquire now to find out:

  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

Register Interest


This course can be taken under the Government Subsidised Funding Programs below: