If you gain pleasure from helping others, and are keen to make a difference to the next generation, a qualification in early childhood education or training and assessment (TAE) will help you on your way to achieve a rewarding career.
TasTAFE also offers a number of programs designed to help you improve your language, literacy and numeracy levels and to help prepare you to return to study or work, as well as a range of English Language Services for eligible migrants and international students.
If you are a natural with young children and have a passion for early childhood education – a qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care or Education Support could be just the right career move for you.
There’s nothing better than making a positive difference to the lives of children, and work as an early childhood educator is never dull! Aside from managing daily routines, you’ll be dealing with a wide range of personalities, learning styles and a variety of unexpected challenges. Organisation and communication skills are a must, as you’ll have timeframes to meet, resources to manage and be working closely with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our courses include a mix of classroom and practical activities. They include work placements in industry settings to help you gain valuable work experience, and provide you with valuable opportunities to establish contacts with potential employers.
Our community will always need great educators, so you’ll be excited to know that there are many interesting and diverse opportunities working in this sector. These include working with children in long day care centres, outside school hours care services and family day care centres, through to being a teacher assistant in kindergartens and schools. Some TasTAFE qualifications also lead into further study at the University of Tasmania and a degree in Education.
School-based education support is an ever-growing area that allows you to assist children with a range of diverse needs. To be successful as a teacher assistant, you need to be caring and empathetic, with a genuine desire to want to help shape the future of our young people and nurture their wellbeing.
Working as a teacher assistant is a most rewarding occupation when you consider the difference you can make for a child who just needs a little extra support and understanding. Teacher assistants provide invaluable support to teachers as you help with delivering planned educational programs for students.
Effective organisation and communication skills are a must as well as are being able to manage timeframes, complete administrative tasks, help set up and pack up activities, and of course being able to have a bit of fun.
Working as a teacher assistant includes relief and contract positions which can lead to permanent positions in primary, high and secondary schools in both the public, independent and private school sectors. This course and employment in a school may also ignite a passion for further study in education support or to become a teacher.
Our qualifications in Training and Assessing are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver training and assessment programs in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, including TAFEs and private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), as well as secondary colleges with vocational programs.
If you are already working in a VET or workplace training context, we also offer skillsets in presenting. If you are currently working in industry, and are interested in a career change and the opportunity to enter TasTAFE as a ‘Teacher under Supervision,’ the presenting skill set is a great trial to see if this area of training is the right pathway for you!
If you are looking to improve your English, need help with your literacy or numeracy, or want some support in preparing to return to work or study, TasTAFE’s Foundation Skills and English Language Services courses, are just what you’ve been looking for!
We offer a range of vocational preparation programs that are designed to help you develop your confidence and prepare you for the classroom or the workforce. It may be you need help with computing skills, writing and referencing, communication, teamwork or pathway planning, or you might want some guidance to explore work and training opportunities and career planning.
You may also be interested in gaining the skills you need to be an Adult Literacy Tutor and support someone in your community or workplace to develop their literacy and learning skills.
TasTAFE also offers English Language Services for eligible migrants and international students. Courses include up to five levels of English as a Second or Other Language, the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and the Young Migrant Education Program (YMEP). Courses focus on topics that will help you in your new life living in Australia, including its people, society, customs and culture.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today about how you can make a difference to your own (or others’) lives – we’d love to help you take the next step.
This foundation course is designed primarily for students from a migrant and refugee background who have limited or no English and/or formal schooling, and who may not have literacy skills in their first language.