VET Studies
VET Studies
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Children's Services

Australian Institute of Education and Training RTO 121314


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This course offers basic training for people who are seeking to work with more qualified staff in providing education programs and quality care for babies and children. The certificate trains students for centre based, out of school hours, family day care and nanny roles, and caring for infants and children up to 12 years. Skills learned at the certificate III level include basic knowledge, training and understanding of child development and how to foster and support the emotional and educational wellbeing of infants and children.

Course Code and Title

  • CHC300113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: Wednesday 10.00am – 3.30pm

Structured Work Placement

Students are required to have 2 work placements of 120 hours duration. A current working with children check and police check is required for work placement.

The 120 hours of WorkPplacement could be  in a childcare facility, may include some hours in family daycare and/or primary school (preps)

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of Competency Name

CHCCN301A Ensure children’s health and safety
CHCCN302A Provide care for children
CHCCN303A Contribute nutritionally balanced food
CHCCN305A Provide care for babies
CHCIC301D Interact effectively with children
CHCPR301A Provide experience to support children’s play and learning
CHCPR302A Support sustainable practice
CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs
CHCFC301A Support the development of children in the service
CHCRF301D Work effectively with families to care for the child
CHCORG303A Participate in the work environment
CHCCILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
CHCCS400A Work within legal and ethical framework
HLTOHS300A Contribute to OH&S processes
HLTFA301B Advanced first aid

For students continuing in CHC30402


Unit of Competency Name

CHCCHILDIC Identify & respond to children at risk of harm
CHCCS301A Work within a legal and ethical framework
CHCOHS301A Participate in workplace safety procedures
CHCORG3B Participate in the work environment
CHCPR1C Deliver services / activities to stimulate children’s development and enhance their leisure
CHCPR2C Arrange and organise experiences which facilitate and enhance children’s development
CHCCN5C Care for babies
CHCCN4D Respond to illness, accidents and emergencies
HLTFA301B Apply first aid


Training & Employment Outcomes

Career opportunities include:

  • Day Care Centre Childcare Assistant
  • Family Day Care Caregiver
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Out-of-School Hours or Holiday Program Assistant


  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services

University Options

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)