Course Overview

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the skills to plan engaging and educational activities to help children develop to their full potential. Learn how to create individual profiles and work with families to provide appropriate childhood education and care. This practical program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitate leisure and play and enabling children to achieve their developmental outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed for aspiring educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs. Putting theory into practice, students will discover how to look at the world from the perspective of child development. Planned learning outcomes include:

  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Working legally and ethically
  • Diversity and cultural competence
  • Providing healthy food and drinks
  • Developing positive relationships with children using the approved learning framework in early childhood
  • Nurturing creativity in children
  • Fostering the development and well-being of children
Qualifications that may be considered after successful completion include CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Content

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care is made up of 18 units of competency which consist of 15 core units and 3 elective units (Packaging Rules apply). There are a large range of units to choose from to suit a variety of job roles. Click to view the course flyer.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite entry requirements for this qualification. However, candidates must have a Unique Student Identifier, provide a NSW Working With Children Check and complete a LLN quiz upon entry.

Work Experience Requirements

Students must provide and wear sun safe, industry appropriate clothing and a hat whilst on work experience.

Delivery Options

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Classroom Based

  • Delivered face to face at our training facilities, please contact us for more information.
  • Classroom location is Penrith CBD.
  • This course includes 120 hours of work experience at a regulated education and care service, which is arranged by Benchmark College.​
​Employment Based Traineeship
  • Delivered fully on the job with workplace monitoring and assessment visits conducted by a Benchmark trainer.
  • 12 months full time (part time traineeships also available, contact us for more information).
  • Location for the training is at the trainee's employer or host employer.​
​School Based Traineeship
  • School-based Traineeships allow year 10, 11 and 12 high school students to commence or complete a traineeship.
  • Training location is at the student's school and their employer or host employer.
  • Course information can be viewed here. ​

Self-directed learning

As part of your qualification, you are required to complete self-directed learning. In conjunction with your trainer/assessor, you will be advised of the required readings/videos to view/or websites to research to enhance your learning of the subject (or unit) you are undertaking. You will receive more information about this before commencing your course.


A range of assessment methods are used to give you the opportunity to show your skills in the best way possible. Assessment research and activities are part of the course requirements. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Written questions
  • Case studies/scenarios
  • Observation/demonstration.
  • Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Third party reports

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This Course is Centrelink Approved for Student Payments