Australian Catholic University

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC30113

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00004G

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\u2019s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children\u2019s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:


  • 18 units: 15 core
  • 3 elective


  • Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environment
  • Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • Support children to connect with their world
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • Use information about children to inform practice
  • Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for children
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Attend to daily functions in home based child care

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) No
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No
  • Part-time : 12 months

Further information

Any person employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It is therefore a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

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