Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC30113


If you are considering the pathway of to be able to work in childcare, plenty of opportunities await you!

Skilled Up’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care covers the fundamentals of childhood development, caring for children, and planning leisure and play activities, all focused on the child’s development.

Your role as an early childhood educator is diverse. Most childcare centres segment children by age, so during a typical week, you might work with babies, toddlers, and pre-school aged children. Your role is to guide children, and facilitate learning through play and various activities and experiences. As you guide (rather than lead), you are ensuring a child is safe and happy, but also letting him or her develop and choose their own learning style on their own pathway.

Career outcomes:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Childcare assistant
  • Family day care assistant
  Duration 8 - 12 months
  Language English
  Certificate Yes


Topics covered in this course include:


Work Health and Safety Requirements

You will learn how to participate in workplace health and safety activities within a childcare environment.

Health and safety of children in child care services

You will take a deep dive into ensuring the health and safety of children is provided at all times. This includes promoting and providing healthy food and drinks for children within your care.

Providing care and building relationships

This topic is all about building relationships while you are providing care for children. You will learn about positive psychology and how it is used to develop respectful relationships with children. You will also be provided with the practical skills and knowledge to be able to provide the highest level of care to babies and toddlers. To assist you with this topic, you will learn how to use an approved learning framework to guide practice for your newly developed skills.

Play and Learning

Play and learning is essential to the learning experience of children. You will learn how to support the holistic development of children while using information to guide you along the way. This information will assist you in providing experiences to support children’s play and learning.

Legalities, ethics and risk in children’s services

This topic covers vital information on how to work legally and ethically within an early childhood care environment. In addition to covering off the legalities you will also learn about how to identify and respond to young people at risk.

Cultural inclusion

This topic is all about self management and working others. You will learn time management techniques to be able to manage your workload while developing strategies to manage your personal stress.

Positive environments

This topic is all about self management and working others. You will learn time management techniques to be able to manage your workload while developing strategies to manage your personal stress.