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Gain the skills you need to provide quality education to children

If you are passionate about the development of young children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in home, childcare centre, or school-based environments, but many students go on to study higher level courses while employed within the field.

From time of enrolment you will have access to the Future Tracks program which is run in partnership with Chisholm Institute and La Trobe University. Additionally to the expert education support you receive from your Chisholm teachers, Future Tracks offers earn-as-you-learn part-time employment opportunities, leadership development and a connection to a national network of students and graduates.

TIMETABLE

Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula: Full time – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 4pm, plus two industry block placements.
Berwick, Dandenong and Frankston: Full time - Three days per week 9.15am – 3.15pm, plus one day per week industry placement.
Berwick and Dandenong: Part time night classes two evenings per week 6 pm – 9pm plus a minimum of 120 hours of industry placement over course duration.
Other part time study options and traineeships are available at all locations.

Mode of delivery: Delivery will be a mix of blended classroom based, face to face and online.


For information on student support provided while studying at Chisholm, visit our Current Students site. Here you will also find important information on student life, student activities, careers and counselling support. A concise summary can be found in our Student Guide, including information on withdrawals, refunds and complaints.


Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or enquiries@chisholm.edu.au.


Course code
CHC30113
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula
Online
Not available Online
International
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Length
Full Time, 9 months. Part Time, 12 months.
Start dates
17 Feb, 13 Jul