Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program code CHC30113
Start date(s) February/July/October
Program length Full time: 6 months
Part time: 9 months
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley; City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    This qualification enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for children from birth to 8 years of age.Through the combination of face-to-face, on-line 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 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 well being.

    Graduates may work under direct supervision and, in some settings, may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers. You are required to have an understanding of a range of cultures and work with local communities in the provision of services.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on the demonstration on specific knowledge and skills, and a combination of observation, discussion, written assignments, tests, and/or practical application and work related projects, including those undertaken through practicum placement.

    Core Subjects

    • 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
    • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    • CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
    • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
    • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Requirements

    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. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Working with Children Check.

    Selection Process

    • Interview and written exercise
    • IELTS test may need to be undertaken.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Career Opportunities

    • Child care assistant
    • Family day carer
    • Nanny
    • Out-of-school hours care assistant
    • Recreation assistant
  • Dates

    Attendance

    The full-time program is delivered over six months, four to five days per week, including practicum placement. The placements will be scheduled with each of the relevant age groups of children throughout the duration of the course.

    The part-time program is delivered over nine months on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Practicum placement will be conducted one day per week throughout the course.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Applicants must submit an application form and contact the department to arrange an interview.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Early Childhood Education Department
    03 9564 6267
    earlychildhood@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

    Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

    For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.

  • Program Overview

    This qualification relates to Early Childhood Educators who under direct supervision are:

    • Responsible for implementing and evaluating children's programs.
    • To work as a team with other staff, volunteers and students.
    • Able to have an understanding of indigenous culture and history and work with local communities.
    • Two study delivery options are available for prospective students.

  • Program Structure

     

     

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on the demonstration on specific knowledge and skills, and a combination of observation, discussion, written assignments, tests, and/or practical application and work related projects, including those undertaken through practicum placement.

    Core Subjects

    • 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
    • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    • CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
    • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
    • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent;

    And

    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.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed Certificate III in Children's Services.

    Career Opportunities

    Occupational roles may include:

    • Kindergarten assistant
    • Room Assistant
    • Family Day Care
    • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
    Graduates of the Certificate III in Children's Services may apply for entry to Holmesglen's Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).
  • How to Apply

    Other

    International students must apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas. Please refer to the separate listing www.holmesglen.edu.au/international . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-assessment-levels.htm MUST apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au 

  • Fees

    For 2014: $5,950 for full duration.

Early Childhood Education Open Days

  • 19Nov
    Early Childhood Education
    Waverley
    OD777

    Do you have a passion for working with children? Our early childhood education courses offer a range of options at certificate, diploma and degree level.

    At Holmesglen, we know that the best way to learn is by doing! That is why our purpose built facilities at our Waverley campus include a fully equipped Early Learning Centre with indoor and outdoor spaces; there is also an adjoining observation classroom with interactive whiteboard. This dynamic educational environment provides students with unmatched opportunities for scenario/case-based learning and critical reflection with staff, peers and invited groups of children and their families.

    Visit us on Open Days at 6pm, for a formal presentation that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our programs and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

    - , Wed 19 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia