Child care Courses

If you are passionate about caring for children on a daily basis then you should consider a career in childcare.

On Campus

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

The importance of access to early childhood education and its long-term benefits is well recognised. In the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education you will study…

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education is your pathway to an exciting career as an early childhood educator. In this higher education diploma, you will…

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is Australia’s latest child care course. This nationally accredited qualification is the current the minimum…

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care supersedes the old CHC50908 Children’s Services Diploma. This most current diploma includes the necessary CHC30113 Certificate…

Childcare workers are professionals that provide young children with care in nurseries, preschools or childcare centres. They play an important role in supporting a child’s social development and their education.

Childcare Industry Snapshot

Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services.

Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $953 per week (lower than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.

Full-time: Around half work full-time (47%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.

Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).

Age: The average age is 33 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (27%).

Gender: 95% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Qualifications: To become a childcare worker in Australia, you must have either a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a Certificate IV in School-age education, or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Skills: Good communication skills; problem solving abilities; organisation skills; team working skills.

Personal characteristics: Tolerance; patience with children.

Job Outlook: Very good. Employment is expected to increase by 13% over the next ten years, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the need for quality child care for both young children and babies as more parents return to work following changes in Federal Government legislation.