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Valley View Secondary School

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Download Information

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Completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides students with both the theory and the practical experience that underpin workplace skills in the Child Care industry and various other Community Services organisations. This course will give students a taste of the Child Care industry and develop a range of skills that will assist in both the workplace and in relating to children in everyday life. Students will work on a range of activities, which focus on communication with children, behaviour guidance, occupational health and safety, preparing nutritious foods, basic administration and an introduction to the importance of play for children. The full qualification can be gained over 3 semesters. However, students can exit after 2 semesters with a Statement of Attainment (partial completion of Certificate III).


Certificates in:

  • Certificate lV in School Age Education and Care
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Diploma of School Age Education and Care

University degrees in:

  • Early Childhood Teaching


  • School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • Child Care worker
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Home Care provider
  • Nanny
  • Out-of-school hours worker

SACE CREDITS: Stage 2 - max 100

LENGTH OF COURSE: 2 semesters (partial) Full Certificate 3 semesters 

LOCATION: Valley View Secondary School.

RTO: Open Access College.

Career Information:


Member Schools

  • Banksia Park International High School
  • Gleeson College
  • Golden Grove High School
  • Modbury High School
  • Roma Mitchell Secondary College
  • St Paul's College
  • The Heights School
  • Valley View Secondary School
  • Windsor Gardens B-12 School
  • Youth Education Centre - Flexicentre

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