About the course

About the course

This VCE VET program is ideal for people who want to make a difference in the lives of young children and families.

During this partial completion program, you will learn from experienced and supportive trainers and participate in industry work placement. You will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • maintain a safe, clean and appealing environment
  • promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.
  • apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.
  • provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.

Course Details


Course Length and Classes

Part time : 2 years - partial completion

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1.30pm to 5.00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in Years 11 and 12. You must have approval of your school to enrol in this course.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


After completion of this program, you may wish to complete the remaining units in the CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to complete your qualification or apply for entry into the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Career Outcomes

To obtain employment opportunities as a Certificate III Level Educator you must be enrolled and working towards completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. You must also be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Work settings may include preschools/kindergartens, long day care, out of hours school care, recreation and mobile care services.


Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, students will be eligible for:

  • a statement of attainment towards completion of CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • recognition of up to two units of credit at Units 1 and 2 and two Unit 3 and 4 sequences.

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA mandates a minimum of 120 hours (60 hours per year) of structured workplace learning placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

You will receive a Box Hill Institute polo which is to be worn while completing your structured workplace learning requirements.

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