CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098078A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Turn your passion for working with children into a career with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to provide quality education for children in a range of environments.

Through classroom learning and two practical placements in daycare settings, you’ll learn to plan activities focused on children’s development.

Completion of this course is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education sector. You will develop skills in:

  • effective interaction and communication with children
  • appropriate care for babies, toddlers and children
  • nutrition
  • first aid, health and safety
  • working legally and ethically

Careers in early childhood education

This industry-focused certificate will prepare you for a rewarding career in children’s services. Our graduates find employment in a variety of education and care settings such as:

  • homes
  • childcare centres
  • community services
  • education programs

Potential job titles include:

  • early childhood educator
  • outside school hours care assistant
  • playgroup supervisor
  • recreation assistant
  • family day care worker
  • nanny
  • childhood educator/assistant

Course structure

To be awarded CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a student must successfully complete a total of eighteen (18) units of competency, comprising of:

  • fifteen (15) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units of which:
  • at least one (1) unit must be selected from the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, and;
  • up to two (2) units may be selected from any endorsed training package or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must support the overall integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,000 Per Year
Read more7,500 per semester
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
0.5 years Full time Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
15,000 Per Year
Read more7,500 per semester
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
0.5 years Full time City Flinders Campus
300 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
15,000 Per Year
Read more7,500 per semester
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
0.5 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia
15,000 Per Year
Read more7,500 per semester
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
0.5 years Full time Sunshine Campus
460 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3020
Australia
15,000 Per Year
Read more7,500 per semester
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
0.5 years Full time Werribee Campus
Hoppers Lane
Melton Victoria 3030
Australia

Entry criteria

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55 (Listening 9, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Writing 18)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42 (no section score less than 40)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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