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.

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  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a qualification that covers workers in Children’s Services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

At this level workers often have responsibility of other staff, students or volunteers and in some states may also be able to be employed as directors or service managers.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a highly sought after qualification within the child care industry.

Upon completion, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to become a lead educator in delivery of Early Childhood education programs for children in centre based and family day care. This qualification will also develop your ability to lead and mentor other staff in their early childhood education careers. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care includes some management competencies designed to equip graduates with the knowledge to meet the daily challenges of working within the Early Childhood industry.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

It has been mandated in QLD, Victoria and NSW to be double vaccinated for early childhood educators.

Train with the BEST!

  • Study Method – Blended (online theory plus centre-based training)
  • Learning Management System with dynamic content that houses all learning resources (and simple to use)
  • Zoom classes available weekly for extra support
  • Centre-based training – we place you in a childcare centre to undertake the course vocational hours requirement (Cert 3 = 160hrs / Diploma = 280hr) and students work one day per week (unpaid) as part of the training
  • Trainers visit in centres every 3 weeks
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • College has articulation with Universities for tertiary pathway

Locations of Training

Queensland VET Investment Programs

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the VET Investment Plan offered by the Queensland Government…

  • $1 per unit (concession) Eligibility Applies
  • $2 per unit (non concession) Eligibility Applies

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NSW Smart and Skilled

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Smart and Skilled Program offered by the New South Wales Government…

  • Fee FREE Traineeships. Eligibility Applies

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Victoria

The college delivers fee for service training in Victoria. Furthermore we offer traineeships in partnership with Wodonga Institute of TAFE – RTO3097.

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Pathways to Tertiary Education

A KKTC diploma can qualify you for entry into a Griffith University or Southern Cross University Bachelor Degree.

If you hold a completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Advanced Diploma or Diploma you can use it to gain entry when applying for university study through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). If the assessment for your completed AQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma is competency-based, the ranks below will apply. You can improve your rank if you sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test.

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Been through other training facilities and Kool Kids is both the best and most helpful one I’ve experienced. Highly recommend them to all looking into further studies!

Great layout on website- clear precise with the addition of marking criteria underneath the question that helps with finding the right answer.

Lovely helpful trainers with no amount of questions or enquires too much to ask of them. Nothing short of amazing and I was lucky enough to have both Vanessa and Alison. Completed my certificate 3 and not much longer to go through before also ticking off my diploma.

Kool Kids for my choice over all!!

Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!

After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

I have really enjoyed completing my diploma with Kool kids. I have found that my course was enjoyable and I had the most support from Michelle and Rhiannon. When I needed help it was only a message away for help. Rhiannon was very patient and understanding when I found some questions challenging. I 100% recommend Kool kids online training to anyone and I highly recommend Rhiannon as she was very patient with each student.

How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study, I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However, from the moment I touched base, I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids Training.


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