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Early childhood education involves caring for and teaching pre-primary school students to enhance their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Our early childhood education and care courses will equip you to provide high quality care and plan developmentally appropriate experiences to help children reach their full potential.

As more parents decide to stay in or re-enter the workforce, the demand for daycare, nannies, and before and after school care is increasing. Recent changes in educator to child ratios has further heightened the need for qualified early childhood education and care workers.

TAFE Queensland offers introductory and advanced-level qualifications in early childhood education and care. Our courses will give you a depth of understanding into these early years and set you up for a rewarding career in early childhood education and care.

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Career outcomes
  • Early childhood centre director
  • Early childhood education and care worker
  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care provider
  • Out of school hours care assistant
  • Out of school hours care coordinator
 
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Have the skills and experience but not the qualification?

Take a look at our FREE RPL program. Fully funded recognition of prior learning (RPL) and gap training is now available in 25 qualifications. Eligibility criteria applies.

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