Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.
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. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will give you the skills to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.
Career opportunities, include:
early childhood educator
family day carer
out of school hour care assistant
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.
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.
Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.
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Timetable: 4 days per week (days vary per group), between Monday and Friday, 9am to 4pm
To receive this qualification, you must complete 15 core units and three elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Participate in workplace health and safety
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Ensure the health and safety of children
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Provide care for children
Develop cultural competence
Work with diverse people
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Work legally and ethically
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Use information about children to inform practice
Support behaviour of children and young people
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Support children to connect with their world
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Pathways to further study:
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Early childhood educator
Family day carer
Out-of-school hours care assistant
OSHC: 530 ($) per year