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

Career Opportunities

  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day carer
  • Nanny
  • Out-of-school hours care assistant
  • Recreation assistant

Program Structure

Subject CodeSubject Name
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood



  • 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.

Fees and Charges

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:

To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at:

If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to 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.


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.