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Your dream job in Early Childhood Education starts here

If you're looking to make a real difference to the lives of young children, a career in Early Childhood could be your perfect path. Read on for more.

A world of career opportunities awaits in Early Childhood Education

With Early Childhood Education services experiencing a skills shortage around the country, there's a high demand for qualified workers. Here are some of the most popular job roles across kindergartens, pre-schools, and other Early Childhood services.

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Early Childhood Educator

As an entry-level role, you'll support Lead Educators and Directors to provide supervision and care to a diverse range of babies, toddlers and young children. This role can also be referred to as a Kindergarten or Childcare Assistant and common responsibilities include facilitating learning activities, supporting children’s wellbeing, supervising children during outdoor play and so much more.

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Long Day Care Educator

Long day care is an education and care service that operates for extended hours, typically from early morning to late afternoon or evening, to accommodate the needs of working families. You’ll be implementing engaging activities, and keeping a safe and comfortable environment where children can thrive.

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Lead Educator or Group Leader

This is a rewarding position and requires a Diploma-level qualification. You'll be responsible for the day-to-day activities and supervision of a group of children in the education and care environment. You’ll plan and implement learning programs and experiences that promote holistic development, as well as fostering great relationships with childrens’ primary caregivers.

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Early Childhood Director

Also requiring a Diploma-level qualification, you’ll have a pivotal role in deciding how your Early Childhood service functions at its best. You'll oversee the planning and implementation of high-quality programs as well as managing crucial tasks in administration, compliance and team leadership.

Our Early Childhood Education courses will get you there

Whether you're starting out in the industry or looking to progress into a role with more responsibility, we have a course to suit your needs.


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Gain the skills and experience you need to begin a fulfilling career as an Early Childhood Educator and take advantage of the growing demand in this field.


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Build on your experience as an early childhood educator and gain the skills you need for the next phase of your career.

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Prepare to launch your career in a fast-growing industry by gaining the necessary skills and training to work in early childhood education.

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*Source for projected job growth figures: Seek, 2023