CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 Certificate III – Early Childhood Education And Care – Yorke Institute

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Yorke Institute – Your Gateway to a New Career in Childcare


About the Course

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those with a passion to provide care, nurturing and education to children from infant age right up to pre-school.  The single most important benefit of being a child care worker is the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing quality care for children.
By undertaking this nationally accredited qualification, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to care for children in the following ways;
  • Supervise and engage in the activities of a group of children during the day that you are responsible for;
  • Positively interact with all children, nurturing their confidence and self esteem;
  • Ensure a clean and healthy environment for all children;
  • Participate in supervising indoor/outdoor environments to provide safety for the children at all times;
  • Assist staff in the daily routine of appropriate early childhood education and experiences.
On completion of this qualification, you will have a variety of employment opportunities, in particular working within childcare centres, kindergartens, school care programs and care within a client’s or carer’s homes.


Career Pathway

CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
 Career Pathway from completing CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Become a Childcare Worker, Au Pair, Nanny, Babysitter, Family Day Care Worker, Childcare Assistant or Playgroup Supervisor


The Yorke Experience: Providing you with direction in your journey

Yorke Institute will organise all work placement hours for you at various prestigious child care facilities.  This will be conducted in an actual operational child care facility so that you will be able to interact with skilled staff and children. This interaction will provide you with a greater depth of understanding and knowledge of how the facility operates. Yorke Institute has chosen facilities that have ongoing employment opportunities that may result in employment for students who successful complete their qualification.


We provide relevant advice and learning direction

A pre-training review to assess course suitability and entry level for each individual will be conducted. This may result in a recommended learning pathway to help you meet course specific requirements and any other prerequisites.


We offer guidance and support

  • Our courses are structured with due dates and a realistic number of assessments to assist you to complete the course requirements with ease.
  • On campus learning provides students with face to face contact and offers the opportunity to study in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • We will find you job placements with our partnering providers.
  • We can assist you in finding work through our job network including the placement providers.


We see you through to completion

We support you with resources that will enrich your learning experience and support successful completion of the course which may include:
  •  Mentoring from top quality trainers who are experts in their field.
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops.
  • Computer and technology support from the trainer if necessary.
  • Referral to external support services.
Yorke will provide additional support for any students experiencing:
  • Disability and access issues;
  • Language barriers;
  • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
  • Employment issues; and/or
  • Any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.
Additional support services to students will be provided where it is necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required. Where there is perceived difficulty in achieving learning goals, the trainer will discuss these issues with the student. The student will be provided with information about possible alternative pathways, additional tools and resources available, and options and choices for accessing a supportive network. The information provided will vary depending on the individual needs of the student.


Program Completion Requirements

  • You will be required to attend all scheduled classes, work placements and submit assessments in a timely manner and achieve competent results for all units in order to receive your qualification.
  • To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.
  • Yorke will organise your work placements with our partner providers however before commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with a working with Children’s Check, Police Check and a signed contract between you, Yorke and the providers.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Eligibility for funding under Skills First Program 2018-2019

Yorke is an approved provider under the Skills First Program for 2018-2019. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To find out if you’re eligible for finding to enroll in this course please refer to the eligibility criteria in Definitions and Meaning 2*



For details of the next intake or to find out if you are eligible for government funding, call Yorke Institute now on 03 9042 0231.
Course Description
National Code and Title
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Sites
Domestic and International Students
  • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
Duration of program
50 weeks (including 46 tuition weeks with up to 4 weeks of holidays)
Learning and assessment
50 weeks is broken into time for training, learning and assessment activities. This includes:
• Class sessions of approx. 6 hours for the first week and 13 hours per week
• Homework of approximately 11 hours per week x 40 weeks
• Work Placement approx. 8 hours per week x 15 weeks work placement and holidays) totaling 120 hours
Entry Requirement
Yorke requires the following evidence for admission into this program
• 18 years old and above
• Completion of Year 10 education or an appropriate Certificate II or III level qualification which demonstrates the student’s readiness for entry to AQF Level 3 or Pre-Training review with Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.*Definitions and Meanings  refer to LLN
 Delivery Mode
This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as in the workplace. Completion of a work placement of 120 hours is required.
Program Units


Unit Description
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Ensure the health and safety of children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
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
Develop cultural competence
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Participate in workplace health and safety
Provide care for children
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support behaviour of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
Organise personal work priorities and development
Program Units 18 units (15 Core units and 3 elective units)
The Latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
Placement Partnership
Yorke has placement partnerships with several Nursing centres in Victoria
  • BaptCare Karana
  • Lutheran Aged Care
  • Mercy Health
  • Regis Shenley
  • Yooralla

Course Content

Time: 10 weeks

Curriculum is empty


What are the job prospects after finishing the courses
After finishing the Certificate III ECEC you could work as a Childcare worker; Au Pair/Nanny/Babysitter; Family day care worker; Childcare Assistant and Play group supervisor. These opportunities could be in a Child Care Centres & Kindergartens; Before and after school care programs; Play Groups and even Client’s or carer’s homes.
If you’re a mum, or student wanting to earn quick and easy money whilst juggling other commitments, this is a perfect opportunity that cannot be missed.
What are my study pathway after completing the Certificate III?
Your study pathway is the CHC53013 DIPLOMA of Early Childhood Education & Care which is a 1 year course
I have completed Certificate III in ECEC. Will I be able to complete the Diploma in a shorter period of time?
Yes, there are many units in Certificate III that cross over to the Diploma courses therefore you will be entitled to Credit transfer for those units.
What are the requirements for placement?
Placement is an exciting opportunity for students to apply their practical and theoretical knowledge learnt in class in a real work environment . But it’s important for students to be fully prepared and respect the placement provider’s policies and the needs of residents. Prior to commencing your placement, you would be required to demonstrate competency in units that cover WHS, communication, working in diverse environment etc. Police check and Work with Children(WWC) must be provided to your trainer before you commence your placement
Will I get help in finding placements?
Yorke is committed to finding you placement with our own partner providers so you can finish your course in good time. However if you have a preference to work with a particular childcare centre , you must provide us with the details of the supervisor or centre manager so that our Course Coordinator can contact them to secure your placements. Should this be your preference, we would encourage you to start contacting your preferred provider and providing us with the details as soon as you commence your course as placement spots are taken up very quickly.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites.
Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?
The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority whose role is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out minimum qualification requirements for educators working in children’s education and care services. ACECQA lists the approved qualification for Diploma level. From 1 January 2014 in all state and territories, for birth to pre-school ages, 50 percent of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in the service must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved diploma level education and care qualification.



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