Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cairns Vocational Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CRICOS 093024M)

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care comprises 18 units packaged as: 15 core units PLUS 3 elective units. CCEB will offer the following core and elective units

Course Duration

  • This course is delivered 20 weeks + 4 weeks of holidays.
  • Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + Self-study component.
  • Overseas students are required to be enrolled in a full-time course to undertake study.
    For VET courses, a full-time course is a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
  • Course scheduled days: Monday & Tuesday (full day: 8am-4pm) and Wednesday (half day: 8am-1pm).
    It is subject to change. A timetable will be given to students during Induction.

Study Modes

  • VET courses are a “blended delivery” combining interactive/face-to-face classes, guided research, class group activities, theory research tutorial, project work & research, and independent learning with academic support resources tutorial available.
  • Academic support resources tutorial is available on the course scheduled days during school terms at CCEB.
  • One on one student support is available by appointment only.

Course Content

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care comprises 18 units packaged as:
15 core units plus 3 elective units.
Students must successfully complete the following units:

Core Units

CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001  Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002  Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003  Provide care for children
CHCECE004  Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005  Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007  Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009  Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010  Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011  Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013  Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001  Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004  Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety


CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements

Course Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are to be over the age of 18
  • Applicants should have reasonable computer skills including the ability to use and access to the internet
  • English Proficiency:
    IELTS 4.0-4.5
    Completion of CCEB Intermediate level
    B1 Level of CEFR – Common European Framework

Vocational Placement Requirements

Completing placement is compulsory for this course.
Students are required to complete 120 hours of unpaid placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

During your course, you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. CCEB may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Applicants will be made aware of the legal obligations CCEB is under to ensure that students can only be placed when they have successfully completed the Working with Children Check (Blue Card application). Any additional fees are at students own cost.

This will be processed and only once a satisfactory response is received will participants be allowed to commence their work placement.


Tuition Fee: $4,250
Materials Fee: $100
Enrolment Fee: $300

Term payment plans available.
Please familiarise yourself with CCEB’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Intake Dates


  • 25 January
  • 19 April
  • 12 July
  • 5 October


  • 24 January
  • 18 April
  • 11 July
  • 3 October

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Worker
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Childcare Educator

Further Studies

On completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students may pursue the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at CCEB or other CRICOS registered training organisations.


All information was accurate at time of publication, however CCEB policies, tuition fees and course content are subject to change without notice. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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