Today’s little people are set to change the world tomorrow in ways we can’t ever imagine so having a role in shaping these precious young minds is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling forms of employment available.
The first five years of a child’s life are vital to their physical, social and cognitive development. These early stages build the foundations that will mould them into the person they’ll become.
To ensure you’re able to confidently start your career as an early childhood professional, you will receive an ideal balance of both theory and practical learning; gaining hands-on practical experience by undertaking vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.
The ideal starting point to a rewarding and fulfilling career in teaching and caring for young minds, this comprehensive six-month qualification is now a mandatory requirement for all childcare professionals working in early childhood.
By learning the essential skillsets you’ll need to provide high quality care to babies, toddlers and young children, graduates start their careers in a variety of roles such as a Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide or as a Preschool Assistant.
To take a leading role in guiding the learning experiences and shaping the growth environments that are vital to young children’s development, this qualification teaches the specialised knowledge and skill sets you’ll need for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.
With units that cover key knowledge areas such as the frameworks and legislation that underpin early childhood education as well as creating safe environments for children, graduates find themselves in a variety of senior roles such as Childhood Education Managers and Outside School Hours Coordinators. This qualification is 22 months in duration.
Just as no two children are the same, no two days will be the same in your new career in early childhood education and care. Every day you’ll have the opportunity to craft experiences that enable them to learn while they play while role modelling positive communication techniques for these impressionable young minds, setting them up for a bright future. In Australia an additional 50,000 qualified educators are required in the next five years to meet the rising demands of the sector.