This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
The Certificate III IN Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.
Through the combination of face-to-face, online and practicum based learning, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional team member in an early childhood service.
These skills include gaining an understanding of legal and ethical requirements, engaging with young children and their families, facilitating children's leisure and play, and fostering holistic development and wellbeing.
Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.
The two years' part time study through the VETDSS program will give you an opportunity to commence your studies in the Early Childhood Education field.
The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and simulated Early Learning Centre environment.
You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 120 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (60 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of early childhood settings.
Timetable: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Students completing the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) Early Childhood Education and Care will partially complete the requirements for the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Students wishing to obtain the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be required to complete additional units.
To receive the full qualification, you must complete 15 core units and three elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Develop cultural competence
Ensure the health and safety of children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
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
Participate in workplace health and safety
Support behaviour of children and young people
Support children to connect with their world
| Code || Name |
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
When undertaking this course you must be enrolled at Secondary School as a VCE or VCAL student.
You will be also required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check prior to practical placement.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
Students will be required to undertake some units after the completion of their VCE/VCAL program if they wish to receive the full Certificate III qualification. A further 60 hour placement will also be required to complete the Certificate III following VETDSS studies.
Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence from CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).
Note: From 2019, increments for unscored VCE VET programs will be calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four. The policy change is outlined in the VTAC Gazette Nov-Dec 2017.
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website.
If you are wanting to further your studies in early childhood education, you may do so in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.
- Early childhood educator
- Family day carer
- Out-of-school hours care assistant
- Recreation assistant
How to apply
If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.
T: 03 9209 5109
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.