This qualification enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children. Through the 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 in a culturally diverse environment. These skills will 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.
Program Commencement Dates
- Early childhood educator
- Family day carer
- Out-of-school hours care assistant
- Recreation assistant
- Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent;
- English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (with no individual bandscore less than 5.5), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent
- Working with Children Check
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Pathways and Further Study Opportunities
How to Apply
Holmesglen strongly recommends that 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.border.gov.au/
To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list
If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.
Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.
Directly to Holmesglen
Interview and language, literacy and numeracy exercise
Fees for 2017: $6,500
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.