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Early Childhood Education and Care

Children are the future, and it’s important to invest in the right education and care for these little ones from the beginning. A good foundation, after all, is the key to a bright future. If you’re interested in entering an exciting and engaging industry, enrol in our nationally recognised training program.

Studying courses in early childhood education and care at TAFE not only equips you with the skills to become a positive influence in a child’s growth and development, you’ll also be able to develop a deeper understanding of children. This will be key not only in keeping children engaged and supported as they develop, but is also important when providing a stimulating learning environment.

There is a high demand for higher qualifications and training from educators in this field, and for good reason. High standards of education and training are key in ensuring that young children placed in these services are able to flourish as they develop.

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Coordinator
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Childhood Educator Manager

Early Childhood Education and Care Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: CHC30121
State ID: BGY3
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various childcare situations.

You will gain skills in:

  • Caring for children
  • Applying health and hygiene principles
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements
  • Providing nutritional needs for babies and children
  • Developing and implementing play experiences
  • Understanding child development stages
  • Working with families and working effectively in a team environment. 
Certificate III
National ID: CHC50121
State ID: BGY6
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Study modes:

On campus

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre where you would be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services (0-5 years), in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. You would also supervise staff and volunteers.

During this course you will learn to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them.

You will gain skills in:

  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace.

Diploma
State ID: AE818
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Step you way into a career in Early Childhood Education and Care

With this Skill Set, you'll gain an understanding of children’s learning, basic learning support, identifying and responding to children at risk, and workplace health and safety — and much more! It is the perfect stepping stone to start your career in Early Childhood Education and Care, preparing you for further training.

Skill set
State ID: KAC64
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid Skill Set

Be ready for almost anything.

These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Includes the below units of competency:

HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 - 
Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 - 
Provide first aid

Skill set
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