Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program code CHC30712
Start date(s) February
Program length Full time: 6 months
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley; City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Full time
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    This qualification enables you to plan experiences and provide education and care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling you to foster children's development.

    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.

    Modules

    • CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCCN301A Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCCN302A Provide care for children
    • CHCCN303A Contribute to provision or nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner
    • CHCCN305A Provide care for babies
    • CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    • CHCFC301A Support the development of children
    • CHCIC301D Interact effectively with children
    • CHCORG303A Participate effectively in the work environment
    • CHCPR301A Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children's developmental needs
    • CHCRF301D Wiork effectively with families to care for the child
    • HLTFA301B Apply First Aid
    • HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    • HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes
  • 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

    Program Commencement

    February and July

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen 

    Applicants must submit an Application Form and contact the department to arrange an interview.

  • 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.

    Modules

    • CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCCN301A Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCCN302A Provide care for children
    • CHCCN303A Contribute to provision or nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner
    • CHCCN305A Provide care for babies
    • CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
    • CHCFC301A Support the development of children
    • CHCIC301D Interact effectively with children
    • CHCORG303A Participate effectively in the work environment
    • CHCPR301A Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    • CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children's developmental needs
    • CHCRF301D Wiork effectively with families to care for the child
    • HLTFA301B Apply First Aid
    • HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    • HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes
  • 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.

  • Fees

    For 2014: $5,950 for full duration.