CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – for International Students

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CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCRICOS: 089328G


CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in home, childcare centres, or school-based environments, but many students go on to study higher level courses before gaining employment.

If you love working with children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you.

Online training is available for this course.
Duration and Delivery

The course is for 44 weeks which include lectures, skills practice, work placement and assessment. Included in these hours are the holiday breaks.


Classroom based training and 120 hours of supervised practical placement in children services facility. Students have a choice of organising their placement at an approved facility alternately ALACC will provide assistance. The study is fulltime and Students are required to attend the college for 20 hours per week.


Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.

Career Pathway

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to Bachelor Degree in Business or Management or Commerce or to gain employment in any business sector. Occupational titles may include Area Manager, Department Manager, Regional Manager, Head of Department, Operations Manager, Store Manager, or Branch Manager.

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) Assistant
  • Kinder garden Assistant
  • Pre-School Educator
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Nanny
  • In Home Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
Qualification Description

This course provides you with an understanding of working in the early childhood education and care setting as an educator. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge & skills required for service delivery for direct childcare. Students will also develop the skills & knowledge required to work with children from Multicultural backgrounds. You will learn to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

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Who May Attend

This course is beneficial for any person who may be working in or interested in working in an early childhood service or related setting. The course is designed for students who enjoy working with children and would find satisfaction in the development of young people. Anyone who wishes to review/update knowledge and practical experience can join this course or just seeking a new career.


Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted. This course holds National Recognition


The minimum age for eligible applicants is 18 years. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of Year 11 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework.  Proficiency in English is required to meet industry standards. Although LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.

Work placements

Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements will be in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provides work placements for students. However, to allow for flexibility, if a student finds a work placement close to their place of residence, then ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Placements dates are on the timetable but can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students need to be flexible with these dates and to ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available. ALACC is committed and ensuring all students have Placements for the respective course.

Pre-and post- placement skills are assessed at ALACC for the student to be deemed competent.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

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 healthy 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 in early childhood
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 3

Support behaviour of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
Support the holistic development of children in school age care

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Course Fees
Off Shore
International Fee
AUD 15,500.00 AUD 6,500.00
Fees: AUD 6,000.00
Uniform: N/A
Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
Please note that any Overseas student in Australia on student visa is only allowed to study with CRICOS registered provider, such as our college.  If you are already studying another course, please contact our friendly staff to understand your options.

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