CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course code: CHC30113
Course length: 28 weeks
Career outcomes: child care assistant, child care worker, family day care worker, nanny, playgroup supervisor
Articulation pathway: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Campus: Main Campus, Brisbane Campus



This course is designed to be the first part of the Diploma of Children’s Services or to stand alone as a Certificate qualification. The course duration is 28 weeks inclusive of 120 hours practicum. This qualification gives you career options as an Assistant in a Child Care Centre or Family Day Care Provider. After graduation you may opt to return to complete a higher qualification to enable you to adopt more responsibility as a leader/coordinator in a child care.

Imagine Education offers local Gold Coast students our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education and child care settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning, and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Students and apprentices studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course have access to Imagine Education's child care centres which are on-site at our Main Campus for real-world training in a child care environment.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is also offered under the Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee Program for eligible students. Please contact us for more information.

NOTE: Students studying this course are required by law to obtain a Blue Card for working with children.

* The unit HLTAID004 is delivered and a Statement of Attainment issued by our partner, Accredited Training Company (RTO 31549) Contact: (07) 5522 6542. Training is conducted at the Imagine Education Australia campus.

Entry requirements

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have completed formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.