Get the skills you need to succeed in an entry-level early childhood education and care role.

If you’ve ever dreamed of working in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry, now is the time to get qualified, as skilled educators are in high demand!

This nationally-recognised qualification will give you the knowledge and skills you need to provide care for children from birth to five years of age in an early childhood education and care setting.

Our experienced teachers will teach you to work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard to implement the approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and overall development. You’ll learn how to plan and implement programs that support children to learn through play in a safe and supported environment, as well as how to ensure the health and safety of children, and provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

As part of the course, you’ll also learn how to identify and respond to children and young people at risk, develop cultural competence and promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, as well as work legally and ethically within the industry.

A formal work placement of 120 hours (minimum) will provide you with the opportunity to develop positive and respectful relationships with children and gain hands-on experience in supporting their play and learning.

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to seek employment as an Educator in a variety of regulated early childhood education and care settings, including long day care, outside school hours care, family day care, in home care or even as a private nanny. You will also be well-placed to build on your skills and knowledge and undertake further study at Diploma level or go on to qualify for a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at university.

This course is also available as a traineeship.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
South
Clarence4 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Full-time

Tues or Thurs 9.00 to 3.00 plus Work placement Fridays Negotiated 7 hours per day between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm. Minimum of 10 hours/week self-directed online-learning.

Mixed LearningClosed
North West
Burnie4 Feb 2021 -
7 Dec 2021
Full-time

Mon or Tue 9am - 3pm plus 1 day work placement Wed and/or Thu, negotiated 7 hours per day between 7am - 7pm. Minimum 10 hours week self-directed online learning.

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Long Day Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Educator
  • Private Nanny

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Career opportunities

  • Long Day Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Educator
  • Private Nanny