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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Bendigo


Skills First Funding: Yes

JobTrainer Initiative: Yes


1 year


Melbourne CBD 3000 – Thu Fri


Traineeship, in class or online


120 hrs




Term 1 – Wed 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 19 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 12 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 4 Oct

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Bendigo

General: The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education Bendigo programme engages students in an understanding of workers’ roles across a range of early childhood education settings. Students will understand the work involved within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students of the Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education & Care Support Bendigo programme will gain an appreciation for how workers support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. After completing the Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education & Care Support Bendigo programme, students may pursue work opportunities within the larger field of community and personal service work.

Employment Growth: Upon graduating from the Certificate of Early Childhood Education Bendigo programme, students may access work opportunities found in the field of community and personal service work. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Community and Personal Service Workers

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.

Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Occupations may include, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide, Preschool Assistant.

Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category. Click on the link below to drill down to child carers.

Community and Personal Service Workers

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and first aid test. Note: Online Learners will need to complete the First Aid unit in a classroom setting.

Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant child care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid Working With Children Check prior to attending placement.

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence70
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children63
CHCECE003Provide care for children70
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks35
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers60
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children70
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice90
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood70
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning40
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice40
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting20
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development30
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world40
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This Training is also funded under the Job Trainer initiative.

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.