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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

Build a fulfilling career working with children. If you delight in seeing young children explore their world, learn and grow, and would like to make childhood education your career, this is an ideal place to start. With the new Certificate III in Early...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Child Care Assistant +3
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30221, CHC40221

The combined CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care + CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will earn you the required experience, training and expertise to work in a variety of early childhood education jobs. T...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Long Day Care Educator +8
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

This nationally recognised CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will transform your love of teaching and working with children into a rewarding career. You will learn the skills, knowledge, and experience to support the health...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Educator In A Center-Based S... +5
Open Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121

The nationally recognised CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is designed to prepare you for a successful career in Childhood education. You will learn how to develop the knowledge and skills to work across a range of early childhood...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Assistant Director/Director ... +6
Open Colleges -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

Dive into a realm filled with potential and growth with our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, tailored for those eager to make a significant impact on children’s early years. This certification encapsulates the vital role...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Long Day Care Educator +3
Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) CHC30121

Begin the pathway to a meaningful and rewarding career as an Early Childhood Educator. If working with children is your passion, the new Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) is the ideal foundation course for building...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Family Day Care Educator +3
Foundation Education -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121

Take your career in early childhood education to the next level. The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that will enable you to build on your knowledge and experience, and move up into a variety of leadership ro...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Lead Educator +4
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121, CHC50121

The combined CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) + CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care equips you with the required experience, training and expertise to work in a variety of early childho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Family Day Care Educator +9
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (QLD Only) CHC30121

Take your first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in childcare with our Nationally Accredited qualification. The children’s services sector is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take, where you’re not only going to be sought a...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nanny +4
Collaboration Learning -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (Perth Only) CHC50121

Gain the skills and knowledge to teach the future leaders of tomorrow! Throughout the course, you will be learning how to develop educational leadership skills, and enable your team to provide outstanding care and education for children, whilst also wo...

Study Method Virtual
Location Perth Western Australia +1
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +2
Insight Training -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC50121

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Coordinator +6
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30121

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing and development in the context of an approved learning...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Melbourne Only) CHC30121

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing and development in the context of an approved learning...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +5
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +4
Melbourne College of Further Education -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (Perth Only) CHC30121

To work in Early Childhood Education and Care you are required to have an Education and Care qualification. With our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification you will gain skills and knowledge to work in a range of early chil...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +2
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +3
Gateway Training Academy -  Course

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education & Care (Perth Only) CHC30121

If you love working with children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you. The Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121) can provide you with an entry-l...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +2
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +2
Insight Training -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (SE Melb Only) CHC30113

Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed for individuals who want to make a positive and meaningful impact in a child’s life. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to care for child...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Early childhood educator +6
Nepean Industry Edge Training -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Melbourne Only) CHC50121

Are you passionate about offering children the best opportunities for their individual development? Our CHC50121 – Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care course is designed to train students in all aspects of childcare, from providing for care t...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +5
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +4
Melbourne College of Further Education -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Geelong & Werribee Only) CHC50113

This nationally recognised, Free TAFE course, gives passionate Child Care Educators the chance to pursue a leadership position at a Childcare centre. Learn the craft of designing early childhood education programs, be coached on leadership and manageme...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Qualified childcare worker ... +4
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Geelong & Werribee Only) CHC30121

This nationally recognised, Free TAFE course, is the start of your career caring for young children. Study the vital foundation skills and knowledge needed to become a qualified assistant in the Early Childhood sector, including being taught by experie...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Family day carer +3
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
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What is Child Care?

Child care is the art of providing children with the care, support and supervision they need in both residential and non-residential settings. This can include reading to them, playing games with them, and ensuring that they get food, medication, and naps on schedule, as well as helping to guide their social development in a positive and responsible way.

Roles in child care can include any of the following;

  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Care Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny

Child Care in Australia

Australia’s child care industry is large and growing fast, with approximately 1.7 million children under the age of 12 currently attending one of the 10,400 child care facilities across the country.

Most of our child care professionals are based in New South Wales (35.6%), Victoria (24.1%) and Queensland (20%); the average working week is 37 hours long, and the average income is $54,932.

Of the roughly 149,600 child care professionals currently employed throughout Australia, 93.8% are women, 51.2% work part-time, and the average age is 31 years old.

Child Care Courses

Caring for other people’s children comes with a huge amount of responsibility, which is why any role in child care requires the backing of a quality education.

Whether you are looking for a Certificate III in Childcare program, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or a TAFE childcare course at the bachelor level, you will find a wide range of childcare courses to suit your needs at tafecourses.com.au.

Certificate

A great way to get started is by taking a certificate level course, such as a Certificate in Child Development or a Certificate III in Childcare, as these nationally recognised programs can be completed in 12-18 months and include both in-class and online childcare course options. They cover everything from child development, psychology, safety and education, through to the latest laws and regulations impacting the industry; while some will even cover the basics of nutrition for growing bodies.

Diploma

If you want to advance into roles with higher pay and greater responsibilities, a diploma in childcare is a fantastic choice. Here you will tackle topics such as creating and maintaining healthy environments, designing and implementing childcare programming, as well as the art of dealing with complex child care issues in a safe and professional manner. A diploma can provide a wonderful stepping stone towards roles including child development worker, family day care coordinator or even children’s services manager.

Bachelor Degree

Those interested in starting their own childcare business, or perhaps even moving into early childhood education, will be well served by a bachelor level credential. These popular programs go into great detail regarding child development theory, curriculum design, and group dynamics, all while building your skills as a leader, advocate, and educator. A bachelor level program will also often include multiple professional work placements, so you’ll graduate ready to hit the ground running.

Every course advertised through TAFE has been designed according to national standards and is taught by fully qualified professionals. So, whether you invest in one of the many Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne TAFE courses or study child care courses online, you can count on getting the skills and confidence you need to thrive.

Career Prospects in Child Care

Those skilled in the art of child care provision will never be out of a job in Australia, as this vibrant industry has grown by a staggering 41% over the past five years alone. Strong growth is expected throughout the industry for at least the next few years, with a likelihood of 36,800 job openings annually.

Is a Career in Child Care Right for You?

To thrive in this challenging industry, you need to be just as skilled in the art of relating to kids as you are at dealing with their parents. You will also need to have an endless supply of patience, be alert and always observant, as well as be fit and strong enough to keep up with those little ones all day long.

If the following skills and traits sound like you, you’ll do well in child care;

  • Creative thinker
  • Talented problem-solver
  • Clear communicator
  • Socially aware
  • Effective negotiator

Think you can handle hanging out with a mob of other people’s kids every day? If so, taking the first step towards a child care career is easy at TAFE. Simply compare both in-class and online options, and find the childcare course that ticks all your boxes – sign up today!