What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Victoria Polytechnic

CRICOS

098078A

Study options

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$15,000.00 (8,02,998) per year
AUD $7,500 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

Werribee Campus

Hoppers Lane,

WERRIBEE,

Victoria,

3030, MELTON, Australia

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$15,000.00 (8,02,998) per year
AUD $7,500 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

St Albans Campus

McKechnie Street,

ST ALBANS,

Victoria,

3021, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Victoria University

With over 100 years of educational prestige, Victoria University has earned its spot in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

  • Top 2% university globally (Times Higher Education 2021)
  • Revolutionary Block Model learning methods
  • VU ranked #1 nationally for Employability Skills
  • #3 in Australia for Learner Engagement (SES 2020)