The partial completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care gives secondary students the understanding to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.
Career opportunities, include:
- early childhood educator
- family day carer
- out-of-school hours care assistant
- recreation assistant
Pathways to further study:
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121
- Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121
Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Holmesglen
The partial completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) course that can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program.
Through the combination of face-to-face, online and practical 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.
The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and simulated Early Learning Centre environment.
Graduates of the full certificate may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.
The two years' part time study through the VET Delivered to Secondary Students program will give you an opportunity to continue your studies in the Early Childhood Education field.
You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and will have the opportunity to participate in work experience which may be undertaken in a variety of early childhood settings.
Timetable: 1 day per week, Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Students wishing to obtain the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be required to complete additional units and formal placement hours.
To receive the full qualification, you must complete 15 core units and 2 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Support inclusion and diversity
||Observe children to inform practice
||Work effectively in children's education and care
||Lead personal development
||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
||Work with diverse people
||Support children to connect with the natural environment
| Code || Name |
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children's education and care|
|BSBPEF403||Lead personal development|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment|
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.
Students are required to be enrolled in a Victorian Secondary School for entry into this program.
A current Working With Children Check card is a requirement for practical placement. Some criminal convictions may prevent an applicant from obtaining a Working With Children Check card and therefore they will not be able to complete the course.
Candidates must be able to complete the Practicum requirements of this course.
Qualification and recognition
Students will receive a Statement of Attainment for completed units of competency at the end of the two year program.
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.