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Prepare for a rewarding career in the early childhood sector

Learn how to provide quality education and care to babies and children, and prepare for a career in the expanding childcare industry.
The VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an accredited secondary certificate that includes industry training. You can complete Year 12 (Senior) over one year and move straight into a career or further study. When you complete this course, you’ll also gain a full Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113).

During the course you’ll gain industry specific training in child development; health care; children's learning experiences; care for children and babies; responding to illness; accidents and emergencies; and first aid. You will also build numeracy, literacy, personal development and work related skills.

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 learning material 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. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Berwick TEC
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
3 Feb 2020