CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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This qualification covers workers in a range of early Child Care 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.

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding, for students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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Also read the student code of conduct, rights and responsibilities here

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The Early Childhood Education and Care course takes approximately 1200 – 2400 hours which include class time plus 120 hours of work placement. JTI offers flexible Children Services training which suits individuals and meets industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.

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Government Funding Eligibility Criteria

To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute staff member or use the government funding button below.

Funding available currently is in Victoria.

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Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.

For further information / funding in other state, please contact our friendly staff.


Phone: (03) 9212 3535 | 9802 9697 | 0434378860

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NAME OF COURSE & CODE Self Funded Government Funded (Victoria)
Registration Fee Tuition Fee Total Without Concession With Concession#
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Blended Online and Face to Face
$500 $2,000
$400x5 (Monthly)
$2,500 $800 per calendar year ($0.93 per scheduled hours) $160 per calendar year ($0.19 per scheduled hours)
RPL and Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Rate For CHC30113 $500 Please click here for detailed information $2,500 $800 per calendar year ($0.93 per scheduled hours) $160 per calendar year ($0.19 per scheduled hours)
Dual Qualification:
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30213 Cert III in Education Support
Blended Online and Face to Face
$500 $3,500
$700x5 (Monthly)
$4,000 NA NA
Student Printer
$50 required for card deposit.
Note: remaining card balance is non-refundable.
Paper Size Black & White Colour
A4 $0.20 $1.00
A3 $0.25 $1.70
Scanning FREE
22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace Current certificate is required for Work Placement $60
22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis Current certificate is required for Work Placement $60
22282VIC + 22300VIC together Current certificate is required for Work Placement $100 ($20 Discount)
JTI Work Placement T-Shirt Required for Work Placement $25 each (GST inclusive)
Police Check Required for Work Placement $50 (GST inclusive)/Employment check $32(Volunteer GST Inclusive) (through fit2work with JTI)
Recommended Books The Big Picture (Karen Kearns) & Birth To Big School(Karen Kearns)
Copies of this textbook are available at JTI Library for borrowing.
This can be purchased from vendors directly around $89 (price is subject to change by vendors)
Re-issue certificate(including Academic Transcript) Optional $50
Re-issue Academic Transcript Optional $25


Minimum tuition fees for Indigenous students

Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, all enrolments undertaken by Indigenous students will be charged at the concession rate. This includes Diploma programs.

NOTE: Skills First Program is a subsidised training scheme through the Victorian Government. It is available to eligible residents in Victoria.

If you are eligible for Skills First Program funding and if you complete the course(CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care), government contribution will be approximately $4,140.00

Registration fee for Domestic Full Fee paying student is Non-refundable

Fees are subject to change

JTI advises that accessing Skills First Program entitlement may impact your ability to further government subsidised training.

JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training.

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.

Concessions on tuition fees for government subsidised training places in all course categories are available to people in the following groups:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran’s Gold Card holders (but not their dependants)

Funding Entitlements

Your completion of this course with our institute may affect your future funding eligibility. So be sure this is the course you are interested in, which will enable you get a job and lead to your future career pathway.

Students in Victoria who qualify for government funding are only allowed to undertake 2 courses at the same level in their lifetime with the exclusion of:

  1. the Victorian Certificate of Education; Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior); International Baccalaureate Diploma; and senior secondary school certificates from other Australian jurisdictions;
  2. qualifications listed in the Foundation Skills List (Attachment 1 to these Guidelines);
  3. any VET certificates undertaken as part of a senior secondary qualification (including School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships);
  4. where an individual is transitioning from a superseded qualification to the current version of the same qualification; and
  5. Where an individual is recommencing training in the same qualification (at either the same or a different provider).

Methods of payment:

At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:

  • Cheque or money order
  • Cash
  • EFTPOS (whether over the phone or in person)
  • Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
  • Direct deposits

* All payment is done in arrears, except the registration fee.

* Registration Fee is non-refundable.

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This course is current as per

Course Structure

Completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, requires the satisfactory completion of 18 Units of Study: made up of 15 compulsory and 3 elective units.

Compulsory Units:

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units:

  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Dual Course Option:

Students enrolling into this Child Care course also have an option of enrolling into Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)

Benefits of enrolling into a dual qualification:

More training opportunities, means more job opportunities Career pathways. You will have the flexibility of choosing to take either the Education Support pathway or the Early Childhood Education and Care pathway If eligible, government funding is available for doing up to 2 courses in a calendar year

Child Care training also goes well with the following Short Courses:

  • 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

Work Placement Program

Work placement is not optional; this Child Care course includes a compulsory number of hours of practical placement.

  • We understand the Children Services industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. The JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.
  • Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you may apply for work placement by completing an online or manual work placement form at any of our campuses. You are able to indicate your availability and preferred location.
  • We endeavour to place you in a Child Care facility of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as availability in the Child Care facility is also a factor.
  • Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
  • Remember, Children’s Services facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable.
  • On average, it takes approximately 3 weeks to secure work placement in a Child Care facility
  • To attain your certificate you must complete both theory assessments and Work Placement.

Requirements for Work Placement

Students not working in the Children Services industry must complete and be assessed as competent in the following units before commencing placement:

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Students must also have the following before they can apply for work placement, if they are not already working in the industry:

  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004)
  • Current Working with Children's Check
  • Current Police Check (12 months)
  • Satisfactorily completed 7 units (Trainer's Discretion also applicable)

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL, please click here.

Possible Job Positions

  • Educator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Out of School Hours Care Worker
  • Nanny

Career Pathway

This qualification has pathways for further study in:

  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC60208 Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or Bachelor of Education(Early Childhood)


There are no pre-requisites to join this course.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are:

  • An online application or written enrolment form.
  • Successful completion of language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Pre Training Review
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID
  • A completed self-declaration form (Government Funded students only). This form will be provided by our staff during the enrolment process.
  • Ability to obtain a Police Check (Note, if your police check have a previous conviction, you need to discuss this with a JTI trainer/Work placement Coordinator before enrolling in this course)

Students that are government funded require more identification documents that meet the criteria of the respective state government funding bodies.

Students with a criminal record on their police checks/working with children check are informed of the possibility of not getting a work placement facility to complete the placement hours and thus inability to complete the course.

If you are aged 18 years and below, we need further approvals before enrolling you in the course.

There are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements, allowing flexible entry points that reflect an entrant’s knowledge, skills and experience.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment:

Prior to course commencement, students will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) & pre training review assessments. These assessments are used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy as required to successfully complete the course and whether the student requires additional support. The purpose of pre-training review is to check the needs of all potential students and make recommendations as to the most appropriate course that will meet their requirements and capabilities.


Some assignments that you will undertake may include:

  • Work Observation
  • Personal Journal
  • Short Questions
  • Case Studies/Scenarios
  • Research Activities
  • Portfolio of Work
  • Presentation

Assessment Submission

Assessments can be submitted face to face classes or online, but online is the preferred method of receiving assessments.

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Blended Face to Face and Online Learning

Delivery will mainly be:

  • Face to face
  • Online
  • Self-study
  • Work place training

Our face-to-face Early Childhood Education and Care course is delivered at several sites which are located in Melbourne (Dandenong, and Sunshine). Classes are held at a variety of times and locations to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. Online support classes are held regularly and all students are welcome to access them.

Most Children Services students at JTI use the blended mode of study. They may come to class one or two days a week or attend online classes once a week and then spend the rest of their recommended learning time online watching recorded classes, going through power points, reading resources and communicating with their trainer online. This option enables students who want to complete their course quicker to do so and at the same time offering support to all students.

Live online support classes

We have online live classes on a regular basis. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences.

Delivery Venue

This course will be delivered at one of our campuses or a hired venue. Some students may take the option of attending weekly online classes. Work placement is undertaken at various industry facilities that are not related to Job Training Institute, hence, we are unable to guarantee work placement at a specific facility. Students will be advised of the venue of their work placement that they must attend as their course progresses.

Third Party Arrangements

Job Training Institute does not deliver this course through third party arrangements. We use brokers or agents for recruitment of students, but not for training.

Support Services Available

JTI is committed to ensuring that all students receive adequate learning support to ensure their full potential is reached, therefore, JTI ensures that:

  • The learning and support needs of all students is assessed upon entry into a course.
  • All students are aware of how to access the services they require to successfully complete their course.
  • Feedback is collected about JTI's provision of support services and the feedback is systematically collated, analysed and used to improve training services.

Support services available to all JTI students include:

  • The trainer is normally the first point of support. If the student is struggling with any training issues, or anything to do with their results and feedback, they should talk to their trainer for assistance.
  • If the student has an IT issue, they are to email for assistance
  • For certificates and statement of attainment, students are to contact the quality assurance department on
  • If students would like to access their records, they should contact the campus manager of their respective campus. Their contacts are
  • Any accounting issues, the students are to refer to
  • For work placement issues, students to contact:

For more information on support services look at JTI student support policy here.

What distinguishes us from other RTO:

  • Flexibility - Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning of face-to-face and online modes. All our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning.
  • Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates Work Placement for its students and a Work Placement Coordinator is always in handy to assist students with any work placement issues.
  • Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments through several methods ranging from chat, email, phone calls, and walk-in among others. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our trainers.

Job Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with VET standards, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

JTI does not guarantee the following:

  1. That a learner will successfully complete a training product on our scope of registration. Learners need to put effort in their study and completion of assignments and JTI will provide the trainers and required resources to enable the learner successfully complete their study.
  2. A training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of clause 1.1 and 1.2 of VET standards 2015 e.g in a shorter period of time that the AQF specifications.
  3. A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of JTI. JTI is a training organisation and has no control of employment outcomes.


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