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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.


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.

Course code
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula
Not available Online
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Full Time, 9 months. Part Time, 12 months.
Start dates
17 Feb, 13 Apr (excluding Bass Coast), 13 Jul and 5 Oct 2020