Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS 110714F Course Code CHC30121

Entry IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Full time
  • 10 Months
  • On Campus
  • $12,800
  • Per Year
  • Glen
  • Waverley
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students


Enrolling in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with a comprehensive skill set. This program equips you to proficiently plan and execute suitable care and educational experiences tailored to the developmental needs of young children, fostering their growth and learning in a supportive environment.

Career Opportunities

  • early childhood educator
  • family day carer
  • nanny
  • out of school hour care assistant
  • recreation assistant
  • kindergarten assistant

Pathway to further studies

  • CHC50121 ,Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Holmesglen

Through a 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.<p>These skills 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.<p>Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

Entry Requirements

Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.<br> English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score<br>less than 6.0 (or equivalent).<br>For equivalent English language tests see <a href="https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#Eligibility">https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#Eligibility</a>.<p>Learners require the learning skills to be able to;<br>Engage in different types of learning,<br>Apply relevant learning into practice.<p>Learners require the reading skills to be able to;<br>Interpret key information, <br>Use routine checklists and documentation,<br>Infer information from labels and<br>Read stories to children<p>Learners require the writing skills to be able to; <br>Draft and complete reports and documents<br>Document incidents, events and accidents using reporting forms,<br>Accurately record information in a non-judgemental way and<br>Keep written records of observations and discussion outcomes.<p>Learners require the skills to be able to interpret numerical information of;<br>Measurements and quantities,<br>Calendar information and <br>Time information.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


Classes run from 9am to 4pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (four days per week on campus)<p>Learners are required to participate in a total of 180 hours comprising of 3 blocks of 2 weeks placements in a Registered Education and Care service. Start and finish times will vary on practical placement between the hours of 6.30am to 6.30pm.
Unit code Unit name
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's education and care
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE031 Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Unit code Unit name
BSBPEF403 Lead personal development
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply

Apply Via Agent

Holmesglen recommends 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: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Qualification and Recognition

On completion you will receive the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
International Fee $12,800 Per Year
Mandatory materials Cost
Materials fee $245 Per Course

Additional Course Cost

Up to $30 for external accreditation of Safe Sleeping Certificate (SIDS)

An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.

Tuition Fee Protection Service

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS

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