Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course code: CHC30121
RTO Code: 4909
This VET Program is designed for students who are passionate about childhood education and are looking to either enter the workforce or further
their education in the sector.
Students will develop skills in a variety of childcare and education areas including ensuring the health and safety of children, working legally and ethically, using approved learning frameworks to guide practice as well as developing cultural competence.
Contribution towards VCE: VM
It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above. This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.
Contribution towards VPC
Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated.
Contribution towards VCE
Students will be eligible for three or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and
a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
This Program does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Where a units 3 & 4 sequence is available and satisfactorily completed, it may be counted as a 5th or 6th subject and contribute towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four).
Please note: The student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.
Scored Assessment Available
Delivered over two years
Federation TAFE, Wimmera Campus, (Horsham)
Wednesdays 9.20 am to 3.20 pm
A minimum of 120 hours work placement across the two years is compulsory to pass this course.
Possible Study Pathways
•Certificate III in Early Childhood
Education and Care
•Diploma of Early Childhood Education
•Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education
Potential Career paths
• Crèche childhood worker
•Early childhood educator
• Early childhood education team leader
•Family day care worker
Select fees to be paid by DE for students attending public schools. Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.
Units may include:
Meet legal and ethical obligations in childen;s education and care CHCECE055
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice CHCECE034
Support inclusion and diversity CHCECE030
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures CHCECE054
Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.