Certificate III in Early Childhood Education And Care

Course overview

Are you looking for the ideal starting point to a rewarding career in teaching and caring for the next generation of young Australians? With 50,000 job openings in the childcare industry over the next five years, this qualification covers the essential skillsets you’ll need to provide high quality care to babies, toddlers and young children, while also fostering their learning and development.

Fast facts

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Delivery Mode – On Campus (Brisbane and Sydney), Distance*, Online* or workplace based* (*Domestic students only)
  • Duration – 24 weeks / 6 months
  • Start dates – monthly intakes
  • Gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting
  • Work in a growing industry – currently there are more than 4000 jobs available in South East QLD alone!
  • CRICOS: 089248G
"Practical placement allowed me to put my vocational skills into practice."
Emily Fuller Disability
"I always feel happy and complete when I put a smile on someone’s face."
Justin Anyaoku Disability
"I want to become a professional early child care educator who can confidently lead children to explore their world. "
Lee-Han Chen Early Childhood Education and Care
"Keeping a balance with my studies and my personal life has been an easier experience than I expected, because I’m enjoying the content, study doesn’t feel like a chore or feel like it is overwhelming me. "
Karen Jones Community Services
"The experience that I have gained, and the knowledge and training that I have received from Charlton Brown has been outstanding "
Samantha O'Dwyer Community Services

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Course outcomes

With the ability to support the holistic learning and development of young children while tending to their health and wellbeing at a high level, you’ll be able to take on a variety of entry-level roles such as a Childhood Educator Assistant or a Preschool Assistant.

Hands-on learning

Students of this qualification gain practical experience by spending 120 hours on work placement, in a local community service organisation where you’ll have the opportunity to practice the essential skillsets required to communicate service information as part of your assessment.

Funding options

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a Queensland Government subsidy that supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. Alternatively you can pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification or take advantage of our flexible interest free payment plans.

Why Charlton Brown


Payment support options available


Real world learning


Specialist care training provider for more than 30 years


Industry recognition


Critical skills training & real employment outcomes

Course units

Core Units
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    Develop cultural competence
    Ensure the health and safety of children
    Provide care for children
    Promote and provide health food and drinks
    Provide care for babies and toddlers
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    Support the holistic development of children
    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    Use information about children to inform practice
    Work legally and ethically
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    Participate in work health and safety
Elective Units
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    Support children to connect with their world
    Support the behaviour of children and young people

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