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Early Childhood Education

Get certified to work in the Early Childhood Education sector, and you’ll play an important role in the community, wherever you choose to work.

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Choose a rewarding career helping children learn and grow

Studying early childhood education opens up career opportunities in pre-schools, childcare centres, and before- and after-school care settings. You’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge in child development, family relationships, and communication, and be prepared to handle important responsibilities within a childcare setting.

Courses

Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the recognised qualification to become an entry-level Early Childhood Educator.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the recognised qualification to become a fully-qualified Early Childhood Educator.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Early Childhood Education short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (SC4FTAID19)

The 'Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting' course is the required First Aid qualification for anyone working with children.

Why study with GOTAFE?

Training that sets you up for success

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in Early Childhood Education and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

A world of opportunity

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Our Trainers have strong industry networks, meaning employers often approach them to recommend students for job openings.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

A booming industry

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. The number of Early Childhood jobs is expected to rise by 9,000 over the next five years.

Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with both a nationally- recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.