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GOAL HSC Courses (Early Childhood Education)

Are you interested in working in early childhood education after school? GOAL’s Early Childhood Education HSC Course will keep you excited about finishing your final years of school, and give you the headstart you need to enter the workforce.

Changing schools can feel daunting, but having a group of classmates that are also interested in early childhood education means that you’ll have something to bond over before you’ve even started.

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Work Placement

Students who join our early childhood education classes have guaranteed access to high-quality work placements at Fit Kidz childcare centres or can seek work placement at a centre close to their home. These work placements allow our early childhood students to get the practical experience and skills to complete their Certificate III and prepare for their future.

In addition to coaching qualifications, our partnerships with AFL NSW/ACT and the Sydney Swans mean students have opportunities to be involved in a range of AFL programs and events, including:

  • Match day volunteering opportunities with the Sydney Swans
  • Community engagement volunteering opportunities with the Sydney Swans (family days, fan development, state tournaments and other community events)
  • Delivering community and holiday programs on behalf of AFL NSW/ACT
  • Delivering coaching clinics on behalf of AFL NSW/ACT via Auskick, primary schools, multicultural and all abilities activities
  • Coaching and officiating opportunities at schools, competitions and community events
  • Work placement opportunities across a variety of departments at AFL NSW/ACT, including game development, administration, events and fan development

We are proud to partner with AFL NSW/ACT and the Sydney Swans. Our AFL partners make it possible for our students to have unparalleled opportunities to develop and participate in the sports industry while completing their HSC. Their industry-leading programs increase sports participation and engagement across NSW, leading to great outcomes for our students and the wider community.

“I was able to volunteer with AFL NSW/ACT and gain experience at a number of events including the Paul Kelly Cup. What I enjoyed most was working with the AFL NSW/ACT staff, who were extremely welcoming and helpful, making me feel comfortable and confident throughout the day.

At the event, I also was given the opportunity to do some talent scouting as part of the AFL NSW/ACT Future Starts program. It gave me a sense of pride seeing the kids’ faces light up when I gave them the invitation and really showed me how rewarding a job like this could be.”



Our students complete their HSC differently, and there’s lots of hands-on learning – but they do still need to study! These are the subjects that are completed during Years 11 and 12.

Year 11 – 12 Units

Early Childhood Education and Care4 units
Business Services2 units
CAFS (Community and Family Studies)2 units
English Studies2 units
Numeracy or Standard Maths2 units

Year 12 – 10 or 12 Units

Early Childhood Education and Care4 units
Business Services2 units
CAFS (Community and Family Studies)2 units
English Studies2 units
Standard Mathematics (Optional)2 units


Because we integrate our HSC with Vocational Education and Training (VET), when you graduate from GOAL College, you receive more than just your HSC. 

You’ll also gain really valuable additional post-secondary qualifications that set you apart from graduates at other schools. This gives you an edge when you’re applying for jobs or to further study after school.

Here’s what your HSC will look like!

Year 11

  • Preliminary HSC
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (Partial)
  • Certificate III in Business Services (Partial)
  • First Aid Certificate including CPR

Year 12

  • HSC
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (Complete)
  • Certificate III in Business Services (Complete)

Download a copy of the GOAL College Prospectus to learn more


Our admissions process is straightforward. 

To apply for a position at the College, you’ll just need to:

The interview is a ‘getting to know you’ session and helps us to make sure that you’ll be a good fit for us and that we’ll be a good fit for you.

Please visit our enrolment page for more information.

Positions at GOAL College are limited, and our classes are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. You don’t need to be the world’s next Mary Poppins or a straight-A student to join us, but you do need to be interested in working with children and willing to learn new skills.

We accept applications from:

  • Year 10 students wanting to commence Year 11 with us in the following school year
  • Year 11 students wanting to change schools (until the end of Term 2, Year 11)

Students who have a different or non-traditional schooling history are welcome to contact our Admissions Team to determine their eligibility for enrolment.

Click here to visit our Student Fees page.

We know you have questions and we’re here to help!

If would like to speak to our Admissions Team, please feel free to give us a call or email us at:

Email: info@goalcollege.nsw.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9171 7001