Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The qualification is designed for those who are working or intending to work within the children’s services industry.

CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Are you passionate about nurturing children through their vital formative years?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who are working or intending to work within the children’s services industry. It provides a useful introduction into understanding, caring for and supporting the development of young children. This qualification provides the skills needed to work as a child care assistant with a career in a family day care centre or as a nanny.


WCIG is a Registered Training Organisation (#4185) delivers relevant and innovative training from a Certificate l through to Certificate lll. We are committed to skilling people in areas of demand. This is achieved through ongoing consultation with industry stakeholders and the delivery of training that meets and exceeds, industry standards. We deliver, assess and award nationally recognised and accredited qualifications and courses.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal prerequisites for this certificate. It is recommended that students are 18 years of age or older, and have a sound level in English, reading and writing skills. All interested students will complete a Pre-Training review assessment to identify if strategies need to be developed to assist the student in undertaking the qualification.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check at their own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements before commencement of practical placement.

How this course is delivered

This qualification combines face to face facilitator led theory and practical sessions in the classroom and industry practical placement. Students will be required to undertake a practical placement to demonstrate implementing theory studied into practice.

Career Pathway                                                      Education Pathways

Early childhood educator                                         CHC50113 Diploma of Early

Childhood educator/assistant                                  Childhood Education and Care

Outside school hours care assistant

Playgroup supervisor

Recreation assistant

Family day care worker


How students are assessed

Assessment occurs using a variety of methods to identify essential skills and knowledge acquired during the training. These methods may include:

  • Role plays
  • Observation and demonstration
  • Oral questions and answers
  • Case studies
  • Written assignments
  • Research projects and presentations

Note:WCIG does not run the unit ‘HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting’. WCIG will organise another RTO to provide this unit and a credit transfer (CT) will be utilised at no additional cost to the student. If you already have this unit of competency and it is current, WCIG will recognise this unit of competence


40 weeks. 2 days per week – 9.30am – 3.30pm

Work placement is an additional 120 hours


When and Where

Wyndham, June 2019 - currently taking enrolments

Evans St Community Centre, 158 Evans St, Sunbury, 6 May 2019 - currently taking enrolments

July 2019 - Footscray

July 2019 - Wyndham (address to be confirmed)

Course Fees

$444.00 – Tuition for Victorian Government subsidies places

$88.80 – Tuition for students with a valid concession card

$155 – Resource & Amenities Fees

Enrolment and Further Information

Express your interest using the form below and our team will get back to you as soon as we can. Make sure you tell us which course you are interested in.

Alternatively, call us on (03) 9689 3437.


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