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Overview

Course code:

CHC30113

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

Moorabbin

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.


Course structure

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.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

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

Code Name
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world

Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

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.


ATAR Contribution
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.

PATHWAYS

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Early childhood educator
- Family day carer
- Nanny
- 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

E: vetis@holmesglen.edu.au


Fees

For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.


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Early Childhood Education Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and pathway study options. This presentation will be followed by a tour of the facilities and course specific group discussions. All students wishing to apply for one of our courses are required to also attend an interview, which you can book and undertake at the end of the evening! Plus, any students wishing to just apply on the night will be directed to a staffed application room to step you through this.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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