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CHC30121 VETDSS - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care*

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Are you currently attending secondary school and love the idea of working with children? Then this entry-level childcare course is for you.

You will learn about the health, education and sociological aspects of childcare to prepare you for work in a range of environments. You will gain the skills to use organisational policies, procedures, and individual children’s profiles, to plan activities and provide care to children. You will also learn to facilitate their leisure and play, enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. When you complete the course you may gain credit towards your VCE. 

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is mandatory for this program and may occur during the term holidays.

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

Possible career outcomes

  • Family day carer
  • Nanny
  • Out of school care assistant
  • Childcare assistant (supervised)

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 VET Full Year
Hobsons Bay 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Emmanuel College
 
Part-time:  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
 
Part-time:  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Hobsons Bay 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Emmanuel College
 
Part-time:  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
 
Part-time:  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
 
Part-time:  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 12 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
 
Part-time:  Apply  

 

Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

  • Applicants must be 15 years or over
  • Must be attending Secondary School
  • Successful completion of year 10

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department.

Core Code Hours
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures CHCECE054 55
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001 40
Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care CHCECE055 60
Observe children to inform practice CHCECE038 40
Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001 20
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting HLTAID012 22
Support children to connect with the natural environment CHCECE037 50
Elective Code Hours
Lead personal development BSBPEF403 40
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 6/02/2023 10:03:03 AM
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