TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081283B

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Get a head start on your career in early childhood education and care with this entry-level course. This qualification is the minimum requirement for early childhood settings in Australia and will set you up with the foundation skills to get ahead.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the child care industry is experiencing very strong growth. Qualified candidates are in high demand in this very large occupation with around 184,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

This course covers a number of core skills, including how to plan, implement and evaluate educational early childhood programs, support health meal times for children and foster individual development. You will also learn how to comply with legal and industry requirements. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will provide you with one-on-one guidance in simulated working environments to give you the foundations you need to enter the sector.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to confidently seek employment in a range of entry-level early childhood education and care roles, and equip you to complete further studies in the field.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Job Prospects

  • Out of School Hours Care Assistant
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Worker

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 6,200 Per Year
Start date: Expected July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.