The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will give you the skills to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.
Career opportunities, include:
- early childhood educator
- family day carer
- out of school hour care assistant
- recreation assistant
- kindergarten assistant
Pathways to further study:
- CHC50113 Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
Study at home through remote learning
While measures are in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), units of theory for this course will be delivered remotely and other units delivered on campus with social distancing in place.
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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.
To receive this 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.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
||Ensure the health and safety of children
||Provide care for babies and toddlers
||Provide care for children
||Develop cultural competence
||Work with diverse people
||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
||Work legally and ethically
||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
||Use information about children to inform practice
||Support behaviour of children and young people
||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||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|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|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.
There are no formal entry requirements, however applicants should have the physical capacity to be able to successfully work within the field where they may be required to lift young children, sit on the floor with groups of children, lift and move moderately heavy climbing equipment etc. while making sure they are in compliance with all WHS legislation.
Students also 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.
Holmesglen also requires applicants be at least 16 at the time they start the course.
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 shorten the length of 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 attain the CHC30113 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|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables 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 may apply to your 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