Child Care


Course Overview

Begin your career as an early childhood teacher or childcare worker caring for and teaching young children by studying a childcare qualification.

A childcare qualification will teach you to support early childhood development and growth and how to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for children from birth to school age.

A childcare qualification will also provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in management positions and take responsibility for planning, implementing and managing early childhood programs, while supervising children, other educators, students and volunteers.


  • Certificate IV in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education

Typical Subjects

  • Develop cultural competence
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Provide care for children
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Nurture creativity in children

Enrolment Requirements

  • English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0
  • High School Certificate
  • Vaccinations
  • Work with Children Certificate


  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Toowoomba

Career Outcomes

  • Childcare Worker/Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator/Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director/Manager
  • Nanny
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Special Needs Childcare Provider
  • Family Childcare Provider
  • Childcare Coordinator/Supervisor

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