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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30113 | State ID: J587

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Your gateway to a rewarding career in a growing industry

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry for those with a genuine interest and passion in the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The childcare industry is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering early childhood training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and further information can be found on our Koolark Page.

Gain these skills
  • First aid in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Support the holistic development, play and learning of children in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework and information about children to inform and guide practice
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to to relate well to them
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Good problem-solving skills with ability to communicate simply and clearly
  • A good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment



Training is connecting

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Important information

Before attending work placement you will be required to obtain: 

  • Working with Children Check
  • Federal Police Clearance
  • Medical clearance

Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration and a medical clearance.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Childhood Educator
  • Childhood educator assistant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment, 2019

Leederville - Employer based

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Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
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Leederville - Traineeship

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Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
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Traineeship
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Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online - Term 1 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online - Term 2 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Leederville - On Campus

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Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Leederville - Online - Term 1 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How Online
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Leederville - Online - Term 2 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
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Midland - On Campus

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Duration 2 semester/s
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Where Midland
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Midland - Online - Term 1 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
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Where Midland
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Midland - Online - Term 2 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
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Semester 2, 2019

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online - Term 4 Intake

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Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Online
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Leederville - Online - Term 4 Intake

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Overview
Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Leederville
How Online
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Midland - Online - Term 4 Intake

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Overview
Duration 18 month/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How Online
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated October 15, 2019