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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Turn your passion for working with children into a career with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to provide quality education for children in a range of environments.

Through classroom learning and two practical placements in daycare settings, you’ll learn to plan activities focused on children’s development.

Completion of this course is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education sector. You will develop skills in:

  • effective interaction and communication with children
  • appropriate care for babies, toddlers and children
  • nutrition
  • first aid, health and safety
  • working legally and ethically.

Campus Information

Footscray Nicholson

Footscray Nicholson Campus is a few minutes' walk from the Footscray train station. This relaxed and friendly campus has an emphasis on TAFE courses, run through VU Polytechnic. It's easy to find your way around – there is a brand new learning commons with a library and study spaces. We also have childcare facilities and a recreation centre.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

This industry-focused certificate will prepare you for a rewarding career in children’s services. Our graduates find employment in a variety of education and care settings such as:

  • homes
  • childcare centres
  • community services
  • education programs.

Potential job titles include:

  • early childhood educator
  • outside school hours care assistant
  • playgroup supervisor
  • recreation assistant
  • family day care worker
  • nanny
  • childhood educator/assistant.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of an Australian Year 11 or equivalent.

Students will be required to demonstrate they have the capacity to work with children (bluecard mandatory)and families in the highly demanding field of early childhood as set out by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Education and Care Services National Regulations by attending an interview. This may be conducted individually or as a group, at the discretion of the Polytechnic.

  • Course Code: 098078A
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 7500 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A