Enrolling in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with a comprehensive skill set. This program equips you to proficiently plan and execute suitable care and educational experiences tailored to the developmental needs of young children, fostering their growth and learning in a supportive environment.
Career opportunities, include:
- early childhood educator
- family Day carer
- out of school hour care assistant
- recreation assistant
- kindergarten assistant
Pathways to further study:
- CHC50121 ,Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Holmesglen
Through a 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.
As part of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care program at Holmesglen, students develop the skills and knowledge needed to design and deliver educational programs tailored to children's abilities and interests. The program covers the National Quality Framework, including the Early Years Learning Framework, and the compliance requirements of the National Quality Standards.
Upon graduation, students are well-equipped to step into early childhood education, in a variety of roles.
This program is structured over four (4) days per week with classes from 9am-4pm and may be timetabled Monday to Friday.
Learners are required to participate in a total of 180 hours comprising of 3 blocks of 2 weeks placements in a Registered Education and Care service. Start and finish times will vary on practical placement between the hours of 6.30am-6.30pm.
||Work effectively in children's education and care
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Support the holistic learning and development of children
||Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
||Observe children to inform practice
||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
||Nurture babies and toddlers
||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
||Support children to connect with the natural environment
||Support inclusion and diversity
||Lead personal development
||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
||Work with diverse people
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
| Code || Name |
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children's education and care|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children|
|CHCECE031||Support children's health, safety and wellbeing|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity|
|BSBPEF403||Lead personal development|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid 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.
Students must be able to participate in assessable industry placements to successfully complete the course. A current Working With Children Check card is a requirement for 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 are required to participate in a pre-training review.
Candidates must be able to physically complete the practicum requirements of this course.
Candidates must present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to be eligible for on-campus studies and practical placement in an education and care service.
Learners are required to participate in a total of 180 hours, comprising 3 blocks of 2 weeks of placements in a registered education and care service. Start and finish times will vary based on practical placement between the hours of 6.30am-6.30pm.
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.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion you will receive the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised fees or a Free TAFE course.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession