Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30113 Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care is a qualification that covers workers who use organisation policies, procedure and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.

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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. Students will learn to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s learning and development.

This qualification will enable direct supervision or autonomous work activity in a range of child care facilities such as full day care centres, occasional care facilities, crèches and early learning centres as an Early Childhood Educator.

Kool Kids Training College will ensure you receive the most current industry skills and knowledge through a supportive learning environment and modern, interactive materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • Use information about children to inform practice
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


  • By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.

Course Assessment

The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):

  • Online assessments
  • Observations
  • Written and verbal questions
  • Case studies
  • Practical work-based support and training
  • Practical work-based assessments


  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood educator
  • Mobile assistant
  • Childhood educator assistant

Delivery Methods

  • On-campus – We offer classes on the Gold Coast, Townsville and Cairns (although currently classes only offered through zoom during COVID-19)
  • Workplace – assessment and mentoring will be conducted at the students’ workplace. For those new to the sector, KKTC will set up the vocational placement shortly after enrolment at a childcare centre close to home.
  • The theory elements in the units is delivered through what we believe to be the best learning platform on the training market and students benefit from this system. All units have been written by KKTC and the learning experience is dynamic with video content, case studies and great resources (PDF’s and downloadable guides)
  • The platform is dynamic so the experience is as good as it gets – touch of a button, responsive, easy to navigate
  • As soon students submit an assessment, it is delivered electronically to our trainers for marking so the experience of progression with training is seamless (no waiting for assessments, mailing, scanning etc)
  • We focus heavily on the practical skills development in our relationship with our students so not only are the assessments designed to aid their theoretical knowledge but the practical skills development is of critical importance (as this is what our sector needs!)


  • KKTC is a nationally accredited RTO.
  • We offer centre based training in the following States at this point in time:
    • Queensland
    • NSW
    • Victoria (Traineeships offered under 3rd Party Agreement with Wodonga Institute of TAFE. – RTO: 3097)


  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is up to a one year duration


  • Successful applicants for this course will be required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check for both Victoria and NSW or a Blue Card in QLD.
  • Successful applicants for this course will be required to provide evidence of immunisation records (for placement).
  • Once you submit an enrolment (application) for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online.
  • Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed in one sitting and shortly after you have received it, your enrolment application will be processed.
  • Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at KKTC.
  • Students are required to have a laptop or iPAD and an internet connection to access the theory units.
  • Students are required to have read the college student handbook prior to enrolment.

When You Can Enrol

  • We accept a rolling intake and will have you started very shortly.

How to Enrol

Schedule of Units – CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  1. Health Safety and First Aid
    • HLTAID004 -Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an education & care setting
    • CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  2. The Workplace
    • HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  3. Culture
    • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  4. Legal
    • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
    • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  5. Sustainability
    • CHCECE012 – Support children to connect with their world
  6. Care 1
    • CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
    • CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  7. Care 2
    • CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
  8. Play and Learn 1
    • CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  9. Play and Learn 2
    • CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    • CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice

Core Units = 15      Elective Units = 3      Vocational hours = Min 120 hours

Pathway to Tertiary Education

A Kool Kids Training College diploma can qualify you for entry into a Griffith University or Southern Cross University Bachelor Degree.

If you hold a completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Advanced Diploma or Diploma you can use it to gain entry when applying for university study through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). If the assessment for your completed AQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma is competency-based, the ranks below will apply. You can improve your rank if you sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test.

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Been through other training facilities and Kool Kids is both the best and most helpful one I’ve experienced. Highly recommend them to all looking into further studies!

Great layout on website- clear precise with the addition of marking criteria underneath the question that helps with finding the right answer.

Lovely helpful trainers with no amount of questions or enquires too much to ask of them. Nothing short of amazing and I was lucky enough to have both Vanessa and Alison. Completed my certificate 3 and not much longer to go through before also ticking off my diploma.

Kool Kids for my choice over all!!

Simone Phillips

Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!


After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

Brianna White

I have really enjoyed completing my diploma with Kool kids. I have found that my course was enjoyable and I had the most support from Michelle and Rhiannon. When I needed help it was only a message away for help. Rhiannon was very patient and understanding when I found some questions challenging. I 100% recommend Kool kids online training to anyone and I highly recommend Rhiannon as she was very patient with each student.

Samantha Pead

How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

Rebecca Mclure

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Tasha Lee-Roberts

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

Paige Demery

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Lisa Dauk

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Melissa GreenDiploma student - Badger Creek Kindergarten

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

Rosanne GriecoL&D Coordinator at Only About Children



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