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Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have an interest in how children grow, develop and learn, work well as part of a team and enjoy creating fun activities, then a career in early childhood care is ideal for you. This is a skills shortage area, with high demand for workers, allowing you to work closely with people from different ages, cultures and backgrounds, including children, families and communities. 

By studying one of our qualifications, you will have many opportunities to develop creative and sustainable educational programs. You will learn how to work effectively in early childhood education and care settings and the administrative and legislative sides of running a centre. Training includes lectures, workshops, online classes, hands-on activities and group work, as well as supervised field placements in different children’s services settings. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
EAB29 Early Childhood Aboriginal Skill Set Skill set On campus
Leederville
School, Child, care, Childcare, Islander, Torres, Straight, Education Officers in schools,

An exciting start to a rewarding career

The Early Childhood Aboriginal Skill Set is a unique set of three units designed to give Aboriginal students an exciting start toward a career in early childhood.

The course is delivered by a lecturer with knowledge in Aboriginal culture and learning styles and is supported by an Aboriginal mentor. It is based on the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and aims to provide a culturally safe learning environment.

Non-Aboriginal students can apply through interview.

View the course flyer for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Ability to work with families of young children in early childhood settings
  • Provide culturally safe learning and care environments for young children
  • Work with culturally diverse people in the education and care environment
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enthusiasm about working with young children
  • Sound English language skills including reading and writing
CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Your gateway to a rewarding career in a growing industry

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry for those with a genuine interest and passion in the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The childcare industry is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering early childhood training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and further information can be found on our Koolark Page.

Gain these skills
  • First aid in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Support the holistic development, play and learning of children in early childhood
  • Use an approved learning framework and information about children to inform and guide practice
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to to relate well to them
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Good problem-solving skills with ability to communicate simply and clearly
  • A good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment
CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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A fulfilling career helping children grow and develop

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre where you would be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services (0-5 years), in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. You would also supervise staff and volunteers.

During this course you will learn to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them.

In most states this is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

Gain these skills
  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children and able to relate to them and their parents
  • Enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humor
  • Calm, alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative and work as part of a team
  • Good fitness level to be able to lift children and child care equipment

 

CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care Certificate IV Employer-based
Online
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Do you want a career caring for the future?

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children.

Gain these skills
  • Implement inclusion strategies
  • Understand legal, ethical, and administrative requirements
  • First aid
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative, and work as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

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Page last updated October 19, 2018