There are lots of big roles waiting for you right now! In some cases, you can even start work in the early learning and care sector while you study towards a qualification.
Members of the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia offer careers in locations right around the country.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate or are currently working full-time and looking for a career change, there are myriad course options to choose from that best suit your learning needs. These include:
A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care takes around 12 months to complete. This is the best option for those keen to learn on the job. Complete a Certificate III as part of a traineeship to work while studying part-time.
A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the next step after a Certificate III. Taking around 12 months to complete, the Diploma provides deeper learning around early childhood education and development, and sets educators on a pathway to leadership roles.
Many Sydney universities offer a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, a four-year degree with full-time study. If you need to balance any other competing priorities, part-time study or online study provide flexible options. Since 2021, the Australian Government has cut student fees for education degrees by up to 75%, making degrees more accessible for all interested.
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