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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

RGIT Australia's Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) trains graduates to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
Qualifying as an early childhood professional, you will support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well-being, learning and development.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

National Code CHC30113
CRICOS code 091411E
Duration 52 Weeks (Incl. Holidays)
Holiday 12 Weeks
Delivery Mode Face-to-Face
Work-Based Training (WBT) 120 hours in a regulated education and care service
Intake Dates Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Tuition Fee AU $10,000
Material Fee AU $0
Campus Melbourne and Hobart

If you have felt that you would love to assist in the education and learning development of babies, toddlers and children then this program is for you. Qualifying as an early childhood professional you will support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Possible job roles include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny


Students will need to complete 15 core units and 3 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

Core Units

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety

CHCECE003 - Provide care for children

CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice

CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Elective Units*

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

CHCPRT003 - Work collaboratively to maintain and environment safe for children and young people

CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Skills First & Full Fee students + International (NO VFH)

Age Requirements

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.


English Language Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

Results older than two years are not acceptable.


ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Academic Requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

Level of Study  Academic Requirements
Certificate II & III   Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher
Certificate IV Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
Diploma Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher
Advanced Diploma  Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher


Early Childhood Education and Care/Community Services

Requirements prior to the start of Work-Based Training (WBT) components for Early Childhood Education and Care and Community Services include:

1. A satisfactory and valid National Police clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate

2. A satisfactory and valid Working with Children Check


Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Requirements prior enrolment in ICT60115 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology, students must have satisfactorily completed Diploma of Information Technology or equivalent qualifications. Students are expected to possess advanced IT skills in IT networking, software development, communications or computing.


Qualification Recognition

Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.

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