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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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TAFE Priority Training Program

If you're thinking of studying a diploma, certificate IV, or certificate III course you may be eligible for funding through the TAFE Priority Training Program (TPTP). This funding is available to eligible students who enrol in applicable programs after 1 July 2018. 

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Kimberley Appo childcare student
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Aboriginal culture in the classroom

Kimberley Appo is a proud young Aboriginal woman who is bridging her Gooreng Gooreng family knowledge into the early childhood classroom. She not only aims to teach children and colleagues about cultural diversity but also promote the importance of early childhood education to all families in the community.


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Belinda helps educate the younger generation

Belinda Johnson, a proud Gooreng Gooreng woman, is pursuing her passion in early childhood education and care with a dream of ensuring that Bundaberg's youngest generation has equal opportunities for success.


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Sharron shares her passion

With over 26 years' experience working in the childcare industry, early childhood education and care teacher Sharron King is passionate about sharing her knowledge with Australia’s up-and-coming early childhood professionals.


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