Early childhood education and care
Develop hands-on skills for a rewarding career in early childhood education and care and give children a fun, safe and supportive environment to learn and grow.
Study early childhood education and care
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.
- 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
Early childhood education and care courses
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Start your career with this entry level course that will set you up with the foundation skills you need to succeed as a worker in early childhood education and care.
- Family Day Care Provider
- Early Childhood Education and Care Assistant
- Early Childhood Education and Care Worker
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Progress your career in Early Childhood Education and Care with this advanced qualification and gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work as an early childhood educator or centre director.
- Early Childhood Educator
- Early Childhood Centre Director
The TAFE Queensland difference
Find out how more about our hands on, practical approach to studying early childhood education and care. Under the supervision of our experienced teaching staff you'll get to work directly with infants and children to ensure you develop the skills you need to enter the workforce sooner.
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