There has never been a better time to train in Early Childhood Education and Care!
With the Early Childhood Education and Care sector growing at a rapid rate, there never has been a better time to train as an educator.
Not only is the career fulfilling, as every day you have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life, it is a sector that offers localised work and because of the growing population in Australia, it is a growth sector with many employment opportunities.
This point is key – employment opportunities.
As you make your way home today, you will have noticed many childcare centres in your neighbourhood.
Many of these centres have long waiting lists, which drives demand for new centres to open and with new centres opening, the demand for qualified educators is ever present.
So, now you have a choice between two qualifications. Below outlines the key elements in both courses.
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework.
Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.