Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Partial Completion)

Course code: CHC30113

This program trains students to become early childhood educators who plan and provide early childhood education and care for infants and children up to 12 years of age. Early childhood educators inspire, delight and educate children in long day care, kindergarten, family day care, occasional care and outside school hours care.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Enjoy working with people and being part of a team
  • Are interested in children, how they develop, play and learn
  • Are patient and are keen to create an environment where children feel safe and secure to learn
  • Like supporting children’s wellbeing and identity
  • Are thinking about a career in Early Childhood Education

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • Ensure the health and safety of children
    • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • Provide care for children
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • Develop cultural competence

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Box Hill (Elgar Campus)
Units 1&2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Unist 3&4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm




Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

120 hours of work placement (over two years) is compulsory. Please note: students will need a voluntary working with children check to start placement.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to two units at a Units 1 & 2 level, and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Educator in Long Day Care
  • Educator in Occasional Care
  • Educator in School-age Care
  • Kindergarten assistant in Preschool
  • Family Day Care Educator

Please be advised that the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Partial Completion) is subject to change in 2020 as advised by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).