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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • ID:HI610004
  • Level:Certificate III
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$625.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$44.17
  • Application Fee:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$625.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$44.17
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

English Requirements

  • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.

Other Requirements

Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Course Information

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

  • nanny

  • out of school hour care assistant

  • recreation assistant

  • kindergarten 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.

CRICOS 086365D

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Course structure

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

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Early childhood educator

  • Family day carer

  • Nanny

  • Out-of-school hours care assistant

  • Recreation assistant.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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