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Early Childhood Education and Care courses

Discover how to nurture bright young minds and create a rewarding career with a qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Explore our Early Childhood Education and Care courses

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CHC30121

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.

Job Outcomes

Long Day Care EducatorKindergarten AssistantChildcare Assistant+ More
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CHC30121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care)

Begin a meaningful career as an early childhood educator with specialist skills in Family Day Care, and make the most of the opportunities in this growing field.

Job Outcomes

Family Day Care EducatorKindergarten AssistantChildcare Assistant+ More
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CHC50121

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.

Job Outcomes

Group LeaderChildcare DirectorEducational Leader+ More
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CHC30121 / CHC50121

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.

Job Outcomes

Long Day Care EducatorKindergarten AssistantChildcare Assistant+ More
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CHC30121 / CHC50121

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Prepare to launch your career in an expanding industry by gaining the necessary skills and training to work in or run your own early childhood education facility.

Job Outcomes

Long Day Care EducatorFamily Day Care EducatorKindergarten Assistant+ More
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Why study an Early Childhood Education and Care course?

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance your expertise, studying an Early Childhood Education and Care course with Foundation Education is the best way to create the career you've always dreamed of.

In these early childhood education courses, you will have the opportunity to assist young children in building their fundamental learning foundations and guiding them through the development of vital social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Given the consistently high demand for professionals in this industry, there is incredible potential for professional growth.

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Shape the future of young minds with an early childhood education course.

When you study an early childhood education course with Foundation Education, you’ll be equipped with industry-leading practical skills and knowledge you need to give young children the best possible start to their learning journeys.

From learning how to develop positive relationships with children, to supporting their holistic learning and development, you’ll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification that ensures you’re thoroughly prepared for a thriving career in Early Childhood Education and Care when you study with Foundation Education.

Foundation Education's Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications are delivered via our interactive learning platform, my eCampus, which can be accessed anywhere and anytime. Our Education Support Faculty are on hand to help you with any material from your course, and our Industry Support team can also offer assistance in finding and applying for your practical work placement.

Careers in Early Childhood Education and Care

Studying an early childhood education course opens doors to a wide array of opportunities within early learning environments, spanning from childcare centers to daycares and kindergartens.

If you’re at the beginning of your new career, consider a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This entry-level early childhood qualification provides you with the perfect foundation to embark on a range of meaningful roles such as Childcare Assistant, Early Childhood Educator or Kindergarten Assistant. To find out if you possess the qualities needed to excel as an Early Childhood Educator, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide.

When you continue your studies with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you could find yourself in leadership positions where you can use your expertise to design and manage curriculums in all types of childcare settings. 

So, what are you waiting for? In an industry currently experiencing high demand throughout Australia, there are abundant and exhilarating opportunities waiting for you to establish and nurture a prosperous professional career.

For more information about pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education and Care, please visit our career pathways page.

Popular Career Outcomes

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Early Childhood Educator

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Long Day Care Educator

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Lead Educator

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Family Day Care Educator

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Childcare Director

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I’m currently studying for my Certificate lll and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, and I have nothing but good things to say. I recommend Foundation Education to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge. It’s a great education provider, and I'm so glad I decided to study with them.

I’m currently studying for my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and I've found that the course is up-to-date and easy to follow. Their supporting staff are amazing, and I recommend using their Live Chat to help with any issues.

I've just completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I was nervous that I wouldn't meet my assessment deadlines, but I had a lot of support and encouragement from all the Trainers and Assessors. Thank you all for helping me; I’m very grateful and happy to graduate.

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