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Early Education and Childcare Courses

Work with children and childhood education teachers to shape the future of young minds with a career in education and childcare

Study an education course online with Foundation Education to start a dynamic, challenging and rewarding career in education and care. Whether you are just beginning your education career, want to change career direction or are already working in education and care and looking to develop your skills, we have a nationally recognised course to suit you. 

In the education and care sector, patience, energy, a passion for helping others and excellent communication skills are key. You will apply your vibrant approach to education to motivate others, and will collaborate with other Educators to respond to individual learning needs of children.

With motivation and commitment to ongoing training and development, you could work in a variety of roles within the sector, including management roles.

Study an online certificate course in education support to gain the skills and knowledge required to work as Teacher Aide, enrol in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to work towards becoming a qualified Trainer or Assessor or complete a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to prepare for a position as an Early Childhood Educator or Child Care Centre Director.

All online education and childcare qualifications with Foundation Education are delivered via our interactive learning platform, My eCampus, and can be accessed anywhere and anytime. Our dedicated team of Student Support Officers are on hand to assist you with any course material, and will assist you in your application for any required work placement.

Certificate

CHC30213
Make your start in the education sector and contribute to the development of children’s learning with a career as an Assistant Educator.
Delivery Methods
Online course, combined with 100 hours of work placement
Length
The length of the course is up to 24 months
Outcomes
Teacher Aide
Teachers Assistant
Education Officer
CHC40213
Start a long-term career focused on the future of young minds as an Assistant Educator with the Certificate IV in Education Support.
Delivery Methods
Online course, combined with 100 hours of work placement
Length
The length of the course is up to 24 months
Outcomes
Teacher Aide
Teachers Assistant
Education Assistant
Special Needs Teacher Aide
CHC30121
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. 
Delivery Methods
Online theory, combined with 160 hours of practical assessment work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Length
The length of the course is up to 18 months
Outcomes
Family Day Care Educator
Kindergarten Assistant
Childcare Assistant
Early Childhood Educator
CHC30121
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.
Delivery Methods
Online theory, combined with 160 hours of practical assessment work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Length
The length of the course is up to 18 months
Outcomes
Long Day Care Educator
Kindergarten Assistant
Childcare Assistant
Early Childhood Educator

Diploma

CHC50121
Build on your experience as a childhood educator and gain the skills you need for the next phase of your career.
Delivery Methods
Online theory, combined with 280 hours of practical assessment work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Length
The length of the course is up to 18 months
Outcomes
Group Leader
Childcare Director
Educational Leader
Assistant Director
Lead Educator

Dual Qualification

CHC30213 / CHC40213
Engage, assist and support students in the classroom with a dual qualification with the Certificate III and IV in Education Support.
Delivery Methods
Online course, combined with 100 hours of work placement
Length
The length of the course is up to 24 months
Outcomes
Teacher Aide
Teachers Assistant
Special Needs Teacher Aide
Support Worker
Education Assistant
Inclusion Support Aide
CHC30121 + CHC50121
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. 
Delivery Methods
Online theory, combined with a total of 440 hours of practical assessment work split across both qualifications in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Length
The length of the course is up to 18 Months for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Family Day Care) and then up to 18 months to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Outcomes
Long Day Care Educator
Family Day Care Educator
Kindergarten Assistant
Childcare Assistant
Early Childhood Educator
Lead Educator
Childcare Director
Educational Leader
Group Leader
Assistant Director
CHC30121 + CHC50121
Prepare to launch your career in a fast-growing industry by gaining the necessary skills and training to work in early childhood education.
Delivery Methods
Online theory, combined with a total of 440 hours of practical assessment work split across both qualifications in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Length
The length of the course is up to 36 months
Outcomes
Long Day Care Educator
Kindergarten Assistant
Childcare Assistant
Early Childhood Educator
Lead Educator
Childcare Director
Educational Leader
Assistant Director
Group Leader

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