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 will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm–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.


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

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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 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) qualification.

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 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113).
  • 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 on the ATAR can be found on the VTAC website


Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA mandates a minimum of 120 hours (60 hours per year) of structured workplace learning (SWL) 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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