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.

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).

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
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


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.

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

How to Apply

International students must apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to 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 . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 MUST apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.


For 2014: $5,950 for full duration.

Qualification & Recognition

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