Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationally Recognised Courses
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
Direct pathway’s from this qualification include Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Students are required to obtain a current clear Victorian Police Check and Working with Children Check prior ro placement.
The course is conducted in a classroom, with self-paced research, study components and requires an industry placement. Assessment is based on competency; this will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments are written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects, role play and practical demonstrations. The various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.
Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.
You will be required to complete 100 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course. Bellarine Training and Community Hub will source a placement that meets the requirements of the learner.
Expected Self Paced Study Hours
Beginner (Full Study Model)
No recent related industry experience. Self-paced study hours expected approximately 13 hours per week.
Intermediate (Partial Study Model)
Limited knowledge and skills with related industry experience. Self-paced study hours expected
approximately 10 hours per week.
Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway)
Extensive current relevant knowledge and skills including related industry work experience.
Self-paced study hours expected approximately 8 hours per week.
Daytime: This course runs for 40 weeks x 2 days a week plus a 160 hour student placement.
BTACH Student Services
Our aim at BTACH is
- Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
- To offer smaller classes
- To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
- To allow for flexible training and learning
- To encourage student participation in discussions
- To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning
The assessment methods include:
- Observation of simulated workplace tasks and /or work placement
- Written and oral questioning
- Role play
- Case studies
- Others as deemed appropriate
Bellarine Training and Community Hub will endeavour to find appropriate placement for all students undertaking training, where on the job experience is a requirement of the course.
This qualification incorporates employability skills; skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts and including:
- Team work
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self management
Fees and Charges:
Training is provided with Victorian Government funding. Those seeking funded places must meet the funding criteria to be eligible. This may impact access to further government funded training. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on enrolment in the course. The balance may be paid on a weekly payment plan through an external company.
Eligibility for Government Funding
The Victorian Training Guarantee
The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.
To apply for your USI please click below
Victorian Student Number (VSN)
The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.
The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.
The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.