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This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

The Certificate III IN Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.

Through the combination of face-to-face, online and practicum based learning, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional team member in an early childhood service.

These skills include gaining an understanding of legal and ethical requirements, engaging with young children and their families, facilitating children's leisure and play, and fostering holistic development and wellbeing.

Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

The two years' part time study through the VETDSS program will give you an opportunity to commence your studies in the Early Childhood Education field.

The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and simulated Early Learning Centre environment.

You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 120 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (60 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of early childhood settings.


The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will give you the skills to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.

Through a combination of face-to-face, online and practicum based learning, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional team member in an early childhood service.

These skills include gaining an understanding of legal and ethical requirements, engaging with young children and their families, facilitating children's leisure and play, and fostering holistic development and wellbeing.

Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.


This course is designed for educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs.

As a graduate, you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and this may also lead to employment as a children's services director or coordinator.


If you have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to complete this diploma in one year instead of 1.5 years.

After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore a career in a wide range of children's services.


This contemporary four-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching prepares students to teach children from birth to 12 years.

Graduates will be qualified early childhood and primary teachers, eligible to apply for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration and able to seek employment as primary school teachers (Foundation to Year 6), and early childhood teachers within licensed early childhood settings, including Kindergartens (Birth to 4 years old), in Victoria.

Our students learn through a combination of on-campus theory and well supported practicum experiences. Students attend practicum within every semester of the course and across a range of early childhood education areas including pre-schools/kindergartens and primary schools.

All Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching academic staffs have extensive industry experience in early childhood and primary settings, as well as higher education teaching experience.

This course has Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation.


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All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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