Course Info

Qualification Overview

Our CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is the entry level qualification for early childhood professionals. The course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan activities and provide care for children. As well as learning the necessary theory, there is a strong practical focus, enabling you to gain required skills through application.


There are no formal pre-requisites to this qualification however students will need to demonstrate pass a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills test upon enrolment and must have cleared Working with Children’s Check before commencing their placement.

Study Modes Available

We have a variety of study modes available to suit you.

  • Classroom – face to face learning in class. We provide one -on -one guidance to our classroom students.  (our classes are only conducted during school terms and are once a week)
  • Online – distance learning (flexible learning)
  • Virtual classes – virtual classes are done through Zoom online platform for students who are not able to attend face to face classroom training but prefer face to face learning. You have the flexibility to attend virtual class from wherever you are.



Average completion time is 12 months. The full qualification must be completed within 24 months from date of enrolment and regular submission of assessment tasks is required.


This course requires a minimum of 160 work placement hours to be completed within an accredited child care facility which we provide.

Assessment Methods

  • Knowledge Questions, projects and written assessments
  • Demonstrations
  • Observations
  • Practical placement assessments
  • Practical placement diary

Career Opportunities

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • OSHC Assistant

Fees & Charges

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. It is available for eligible students.
SWTS support and encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Also, we have Job trainer funding available for Job Seekers.

Please contact our office on 03 9748 9233.

Start Dates

  • Friday, November 26, 2021
    Contact training office for enrolments 03 9748 9233


  • Geelong
  • Hoppers Crossing

Virtual Classes

  • Ballarat
  • Colac
  • Geelong
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