CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

Course Code:



Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview:

This qualification is the minimum requirement for early childhood settings in Australia. Childcare and Early Childhood Education facilities are experiencing a skills shortage which means there is high demand for qualified workers. The course covers the following areas:

  • Care and nurturing: babies, toddlers and children
  • Fostering individual development
  • Promoting and facilitating healthy meal times
  • Legal and industry requirements
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs
  • Working alongside other educators and teachers
  • Work with family and community.
Course Duration:
  • Full time (6 to 12 months) or Part time (12 to 18 months)
Number of Units:
  • 18 (15 core and 3 nominated electives)
  • See Course Fact Sheet for detail list of units

Note: The college does not currently deliver the First Aid competency (HLTAID004). HLTAID004 is however delivered and assessed for Skilling Queenslander for Work enrolments under a third party arrangement with Allens Training Pty Ltd.

Delivery Mode:
  • Mixed (online with classroom or workshop) with practical placement
Formal Entry Requirements:
  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course however you will need language, literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level to complete the course.
Other Requirements:
  • You will need to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement

2019 Student Fees:
Student Fee Type Per Course Per Unit
Full Fee $4,080 $240
Non-Concession Fee * $1,020 $60
Concession Fee * $510 $30
Year 12 Fee Free $0 $0

** C&K Staff discounts are available

Note: This course is subsidised by the Queensland Government. Students are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee (shown above *).

⇒ See the Student Guide for further details on fees and refunds

2019 Traineeship Fees:
Student Fee Type Per Course Per Unit
Non-Concession Fee * $1,485 $1.60per nominal hour
Concession Fee * $594 $0.64 per nominal hour
Year 12 Fee Free $0 $0


Note: This course is subsidised by the Queensland Government. Students are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee (shown above *). In some cases, the employer may pay the traineeship co-contribution fee on behalf of the student.

⇒ See the Student Guide for further details on fees and refunds

Payment options:
  • Fees are payable up front or by payment plan (weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments)
  • McGraw Hill Textbook
  • Dr Kaylene Henderson Raising Good Kids Online Course
  • Nutrition Australia Qld LEAPS (Learning, Eating, Active Play, Sleep) online training
  • Early Years online series covering Inclusion, Governance, Disability support and Transdisciplinary practice.
  • Students will need to undertake the required First Aid course (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting) and provide a copy of the Statement of Attainment to the College for the Credit Transfer process.
Assessment Methods:

The assessment methods used in this course include:

  • Written tasks, questions, case studies, activities, scenarios and workplace projects
Work Placement:

Students completing a Certificate III qualification who do not work in a regulated care service, must complete at least 120 hours of unpaid vocational placement. This practical component allows students to put their learning into practice. You are required to work across all age groups (including at least 30hrs of work placement with children under 2 years of age). Students participating in vocational placement will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice and blue card.

Career Pathways:

On completion of this qualification you can gain credit (11 to 13 units) into CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Further Information:


Helpdesk: 07 3513 2524 


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Course Fact Sheet   Student Guide   Application Form


Funding Information

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee helps support Queensland residents to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they complete this qualification. Read more

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost (Back to Work Program)

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. Read more

User Choice (apprenticeship and traineeship funding)

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. C&K College of Early Childhood Education is an approved pre-qualified supplier. Read more

Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

​To support Year 12 graduates into work, the Queensland Government supports free training in high priority areas. Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training in a high priority qualification within the calendar year after leaving school to be eligible for this funding. Read more

Fee for Service

Fees for self-funded students. The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.