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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.

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^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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State ID: EAB29
Industry Education and Community Services

Early Childhood Aboriginal Skill Set

An exciting start to a rewarding career

This course is a unique set of three units designed to give Aboriginal students an exciting start toward a career in early childhood.

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.

Skill set
National ID: CHC30113
State ID: J587
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding industry

This course will prepare you for working with young children up to the age of 5 years where you'll learn how to interact and foster their development.

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(opens in a new tab) .

Certificate III
National ID: CHC50113
State ID: J594
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Learn to manage the operation of a child care centre

Gain skills in planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, and learn to provide care and meet the needs of infants and young children.

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.

 

Diploma
State ID: EAB69
Industry Education and Community Services

Early Childhood Leadership Skill Set

Gain leadership knowledge and skills in Early Childhood Education and Care

If you are looking to upskill or move into a managerial role in early childhood education and care this skill set will give you the skills and knowledge to confidently consult, support, and manage staff while exploring your personal management style.

Gain leadership knowledge and skills in Early Childhood Education and Care

If you are looking to upskill or move into a managerial role in early childhood education and care this skill set will give you the skills and knowledge to confidently consult, support, and manage staff while exploring your personal management style.

It is designed for people who are currently working in the Early Education and Care industry and want to update their leadership skills.

This course is delivered online with live workshops and assessment takes place in industry as a workplace project.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAB77
Industry Education and Community Services
Online

Supporting Children (2 - 12 years) with Autism Skill Set

Support children with autism in school or child care settings

This skill set has been designed to help you support children aged 2 - 12 who have educational needs associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Gain the skills needed to support children with autism in school or child care settings

This skill set has been designed to help you support children aged 2 - 12 who have educational needs associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you are a teacher, an education assistant or an early childhood educator, North Metropolitan TAFE's experienced lecturers can provide you with the knowledge to support children with autism in school or care settings.

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