Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 4)


Our Version Number: Release 4

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Qualification Description

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.


Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes CHC30712 - Certificate III in Children's Services This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages.  30/Jun/2013


    Package Rules

    Total number of units = 18

    15 core units

    3 elective units

    • at least 1 must be selected from the electives listed below
    • up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units - 15 required

Elective Units - 1 - 3 required

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