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:
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121
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.
April intake is only available at the Waverley campus.
4 days per week (days vary per group), between Monday and Friday, 9am to 4pm
To receive this qualification, you must complete 15 core units and two 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.
||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.
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less tan 5.5 (or equivalent).
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 must also be able to participate in assessable industry placements to successfully complete the course. A current Working With Children Check card is required for placement and proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required for placement by individual centres/businesses.
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
Graduates will obtain the CHC30121 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||$12,000||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$230||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$90||per 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. 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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