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.
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.
Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
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
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
|Course Fee||$6,900.00||Per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
Other costs relating to obtaining a Working with Children Check, National Police Check or immunisation costs may apply, as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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