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

    CodeName
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
    HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTHIR404DWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    CHCCS400CWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCORG303CParticipate effectively in the work environment
    CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
    CHCECE010Support 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

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive a nationally endorsed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Pathways

    If you are wanting to further your studies in Early Childhood Education, you may do so in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

    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, three to four 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 also 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

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$3000
    Full Fee$8200

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you were are a typical full time student completing your study in 2015.

    These are not your fees.  Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    You should note that fees may change in 2016.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • 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

    CodeName
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
    HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTHIR404DWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
    CHCCS400CWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCORG303CParticipate effectively in the work environment
    CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
    CHCECE010Support 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.