The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.
Career opportunities, include:
- Partial completion of qualification towards an early childhood educator, family day carer, nanny, out-of-school hours care assistant.
Pathways to further study:
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.
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Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Holmesglen
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
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.
Timetables: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Students completing the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) Early Childhood Education and Care will receive a Statement of Attainment for nine units of competency.
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Ensure the health and safety of children
||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
||Develop cultural competence
||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
||Use information about children to inform practice
||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
||Support children to connect with their world
||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
| Code || Name |
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
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.
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 completing the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) Early Childhood Education and Care will receive a Statement of Attainment for nine units of competency from 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.
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.