CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Dalton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106176F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Course Duration:

The duration of this course is 1200 hours delivered over 48 weeks (including holiday breaks and practical placement) comprising of:

48 weeks – (34 classroom-based study weeks + 6 weeks of practical work placement (120hrs) + 2 weeks reassessment + 6 weeks holiday)

Note: For students whom withdraw prior to completion, a Statement of attainment will only be provided for units of competency completed.

Units of Competence:

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

BSBWOR301 Organize personal work priorities and development

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

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCPRT003 Work Collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice

CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition fee: 8,500 (including 200 enrolment fee); Material Fee: 500;...
Read moreTuition fee: 8,500 (including 200 enrolment fee); Material Fee: 500; Admin Fee: 500
Monthly 48 weeks
Full time
Dalton College
Level 5, 259 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

1. International students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their course commencement at the college.

2. International students applying for Certificate III course will need to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11 or higher.

3. International students must have achieved a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course. Results older than 2 years are not acceptable. OR

Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation courses or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Diploma or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework. OR

Successful completion of Dalton College Language and Numeracy Test conducted on Dalton campus (for onshore international students from assessment level 1 & 2 countries ONLY).


Dalton College
Level 5, 259 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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