Gordon Institute of TAFE

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113Gordon Institute of TAFE
Institution rating
From 9 monthsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Course description

  • Enjoy flexible study options with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)
  • Choose between full time or part time study, or complete the course within a workplace
  • Undertake two industry placements organised through Gordon's established network


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Geelong City
  • Werribee Princes Campus

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Be aged 17 years or over; AND
  • Have language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to Year 10 level
Next start dateFebruary
Duration9 months
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionGordon Institute of TAFE
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

Learn how to:

  • Plan activities and provide care to children
  • Facilitate leisure and play
  • Achieve developmental outcomes
  • Navigate the health, education and sociological aspects of childcare

Course content

CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE015Attend to daily functions in home based child care
CHCECE014Comply with family day care administration requirements
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
BSBSUS301Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SRCCRO008BInteract Postively With Infants Toddlers And Parents In A Recreation Environment
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBINN301Promote innovation in a team environment
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
CHCSAC004Support the holistic development of children in school age care
CHCPRT003Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Gordon Institute of TAFE can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

During the course you'll complete two industry work placements that are organised by The Gordon.

In order to meet workplace regulatory requirements, you'll be required to obtain a current and approved Working With Children Check.

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or work placement.

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care have been employed in these roles:

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Childcare Educator
Childcare Assistant
Early Childhood Educator
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Support and delivery

When you study with The Gordon you'll receive personalised assistance with the following:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and note taking
  • Computing
  • Maths

Study support is provided in the form of individual appointments, small groups or lunchtime sessions.

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Gordon Institute of TAFE

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCHC30113

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  • Course price
  • Available study options at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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