Child Care Courses | Early Childhood Education and Care
Giving back to your community is one of the more selfless ways you can help those in need, allowing you to help others and yourself. One way you can do this is by embarking on a career in childhood education & care, community services or disability, with the help of one of Kirana Colleges’ Child Care Courses.
The children’s services sector is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take, where you’re not only going to be sought after by employers, but changing the lives of children you care for. Every day, you can feel as if you have made a difference in a child’s life. Early childhood educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children.
At Kirana Colleges, we offer a number of child care courses within this sector, including;
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive and is ideal for individuals wanting to work in childcare or wanting to be qualified.
With a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. With new legislation changes and high demand for child care workers, now is the perfect time to do a child care course with Kirana Colleges and start a career with endless opportunities.
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Get started on the career of your dreams with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. NSW law requires that to work in this industry, you must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved certificate III level education and care qualification. This Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well-being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Working with children is a great way to have fun while building your career. Do you have a passion for educating and shaping the young minds of Australia’s youth? Then consider a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. Legislation now requires most educators in the early childhood services industry to either hold or be working towards a Diploma level qualification. So now is the time to do a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course will teach you to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.
Early Childhood Educators are key…
Research states that early childhood educators are instrumental in laying the foundations for successive and successful years of learning through primary, high school, college and university. Successful graduates of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care also have pathway to university. Our articulation agreement with Charles Sturt University means by completing your diploma you can get up to 128 of the 256 credits required towards a Bachelor of Education and shorten your degree time by almost half!
A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care gives back…
Early childhood educators are also key to early intervention in young children and you’ll play a rewarding role in ensuring kids get off to the best start in life possible. A career in early childhood education doesn’t just reward students, but teachers and educators as well. Your career could last decades and you’ll see children come up through the ranks through highschool, uni and into adult life. You’ll be thrilled to know you played a part in shaping their lives and providing them a platform from which they could jump.
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Q. How long is the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course?
A. This qualification has a maximum duration of 12 months, with the ability to complete in less than the allocated time.
Q. What is a “Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care”?
A. A qualification in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the roles of child care centre managers, educational support leaders, childhood education managers. On completion of this nationally accredited course in Early childhood education and care, you will learn to take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood education and care service.
Q. Is this course delivered online?
A. Yes, the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course is offered online.
Q. Is there any benefits of studying “Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care” with Kirana Colleges?
A. There are many benefits to studying Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care online with Kirana Colleges. Firstly, you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of online learning. You will receive training and mentorship from industry leaders with years of experience in the child care sector. On successful completion of your qualification we will also assist you with obtaining work placement at child care organisations. We have an excellent student support team ready to help you 24/7.
Q. Are there any pre-requisites to this course? Am I eligible to study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
A. To take an online course in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, it is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of Australian Senior Secondary School or equivalent is preferred.
Q. Is there RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)?
A. Yes, we realise that some of you have had previous relevant industry experience and learning. If you have previous experience in Child care industry, we are happy to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Q. How can I enroll for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care online course?
A. To enroll for an online course in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can submit student enquiry form https://kiranacolleges.edu.au/contact-us/ .
Our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
Q. What jobs can you get with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
A. On completion of this nationally recognised qualification you can move up the ladder in your childcare career to roles like:
- Early childhood educator
- Educational Support Leader
- Early childhood supervisor
- Early childhood manager
- Centre Manager
Q. Is “childhood education” a good career?
A. Childhood Education is a rewarding career. It offers the opportunity to influence and shape lives of young children. You will be influential in providing children a good start in their lives and learning.
Q. What are the duties and responsibilities of an early childhood educator?
A. On a managerial level, child care workers develop and implement programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children. Child care centre managers direct and supervise a team of childcare workers and educators. Safety of children, government compliance and liasing with parents are some of the responsibilities of the centre managers. More information on Tasks and Duties of Child Care Centre Managers can be found in the Job Outlook website.
Q. How much does a diploma qualified childcare worker earn?
A. Child care centre manager can earn between $80K and $90K on an average, in Australia. [Source: Seek website]
Q. What is the advantage of diploma course?
A. Upskilling with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to implement and manage education programs. You will also develop managerial and leadership skills to supervise your team. The certification can open pathways to professional growth.
There are many online courses available for individuals who aspire to upskill in Child Care. The courses range from Certificate to Masters level. You can start with an online Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course includes minimum 360 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service centre. You can submit a Student Enquiry Form and our team will contact you with all the relevant information and guide you through enrolment.
Thinkin of becoming a child care worker? Watch this short video on everything you need to know about working in the child care.
Read more to find out about the Child Care Industry and Career Outlook.
Child care industry
The child care sector is a growing industry with formally caring over 600,000 children under 11 years of age over the past three decades. The paid childcare sector now accounts for 0.5 per cent of GDP with governments providing approximately 60 per cent of the $2.4 billion cost involved with providing this care.
The children of today are our nation’s future.
During the March quarter 2020, 13,370 approved child care services operated in Australia. There were 8,266 Centre Based Day Care services (61.8% of all services) and 4,608 Outside School Hours Care services (34.5%).
Growth in job opportunities in child care
The number of people working as Child Care worker in their main job grew very strongly over 5 years. As per Job Outlook website, the job opportunities in this industry is expected to grow by 17% in the next 5 years.
Enter the growing child care care industry with a course in child care. You can also upskill or gain formal recognition of your existing skills and experience with our child care courses.
Job Outlook for Child Care Professionals
Child care is a very large occupation sector in Australia with child carers working in many regions of Australia. The projected number of workers in the child care sector is 182,300 over the next 5 years. [Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.]. Getting qualified with an child care course can give you a competitive advantage in this market.
The average full time on an adult wage can earn up to $953 per week for entry level jobs. Earnings are higher based on qualification and experience. Getting formal qualification or upskilling with a child care course can increase your chances of your earnings and getting a promotion.
Around half of the employees in child care work full time (47%), this means there is a lot of opportunities for people who are either looking for a full-time job or part time. The largest age group employed in the child care sector is 25-34 (26.7%) with many workers below the age of 25. This is a female predominant industry with 95% of the female workforce.
Most of the workforce have completed Diploma / Advanced Diploma child care courses (31.8%) which opens up opportunities to progress in the supervisor/managerial levels. This is followed by around 25.6% workers completing their Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Majority of the child care workers work in Health Care and Social Assistance sector (68.1%) which is also one of the highest growing and stable industry. 22.3 % of the workforce is employed in the Education and Training sector. Start your journey in the child care industry with one of our nationally recognised Certificate III or Diploma of child care courses.
Career outcomes of a child care course: Child care is more than providing care and supervision for children. Early childhood educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children. Child care workers also have a duty to support children’s well-being, learning and development. If you want a fulfilling career where you can play an active role in helping children get a great start in life, then a career in child care is for you.
A child care course can lead to meaningful job opportunities:
|Childhood Education Manager||Nominated Supervisor||Centre manager (children’s services)|
|Children’s service director||Children’s services coordinator||Director (children’s services)|
|Program leader (children’s services)||Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services)||Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer|
|Nanny||Early Childhood Educator||Family Day Care Educator|
|Playgroup Supervisor||Children’s Service manager||Outside School Hours Care Educator|
There are many study options available to aspiring child care workers. Explore one of our nationally recognised child care courses.
You can find more information about becoming a child care worker and available child care courses in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5SF_ri60w
Working in child care
Child care workers play an essential role in managing children’s behavior and guiding children’s social development. In order to meet the duty of care obligations, you need to be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.
Research states that early childhood educators are instrumental in laying the foundations for successive and successful years of learning through primary, high school, college and university.
The role of a child care worker can be physically demanding such as standing, lifting etc. and therefore workers are expected to have reasonable level of fitness and alertness. At the same time, workers are required to respond appropriately to children’s needs. Working in a busy child care setting can be stressful at times. It is important for workers to remain calm and interact and communicate properly in such situations.
Some daily tasks include entertaining children by reading and playing games, supervising their daily routine and hygiene of children. You will assist in the preparation of materials and equipment’s for children’s education and recreational activities.
If you are looking for a career that can help shape young minds, then a career in Child care is for you.
Knowledge and Skills
Care, compassion, empathy and interpersonal skills are the essential skills to work in the child care industry. Critical thinking and active listening is important as you need to find appropriate ways to communicate with the children and resolve issues as they arise, whilst staying calm.
A job in child care can be joyful and exciting as well as frustrating at times. You will need to be prepared to cope with conflicts and setbacks. The role requires patience and perseverance and more than this it requires passion to help others. Here are few desired knowledge and skills of a child care worker:
|Psychology Education||Judgement||Decision making|
|Critical Thinking||Social Perceptiveness||Customer and personal service|
|Monitoring||Active Listening||Speech recognition and clarity|
|Problem spotting||Building good relationships||Helping and caring for others|
You may find that most of the skills and experience are transferrable to the industry. This can be helping and caring other or customer service skills. The knowledge and skills to become a successful child care worker can be improved through child care training and experience. With a nationally recognised child care course you will get proper information and experience on aspects of working in a child care. You will also learn to develop strategies to provide and maintain healthy, safe and caring environment for children.
Start your career in the child care sector with a Certificate III in Early Childcare Education and Care. Upskilling with a course in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can open up opportunities for higher level positions like child care centre managers.
At Kirana Colleges we know that your study needs to be flexible enough to work into a variety of lifestyles. That’s why we offer a variety of different study solutions so that you can have your study, your way. There are a range of online child care courses with flexible learning options to suit your needs. Both Certificate III and IV qualifications in child care can be taken online or in-class.
The flexibility of online child care courses means they are increasing in popularity all the time. Find out more about Flexible learning options to suit your needs. Whether you are looking to start a career in child care or upskill, we have a child care course for you. For more information on our nationally recognised child care courses online, contact us.
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Expected early childhood job openings through November 2019
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What Kirana Offers
- Access to industry leading VET Teachers who care about how you progress in the course
- Flexible learning options
- Links to industry and employers providing invaluable work experience
- University pathways into Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Education (Birth-Five) or Bachelor or Teaching (Birth-Five) for completing Kirana's CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care