Career pathways after studying childcare in Melbourne and Brisbane

So you’ve decided that childcare is the career for you.

Good for you! You’re about the take the first step towards nurturing, educating, and caring for our next generation!

If you ask us, you’ve made a great choice. Working in early childhood education is one of the most rewarding career moves out there if you have a passion for shaping young lives.

In addition to being extremely satisfying however, studying childcare also opens the door to many potential career opportunities!

Demand for childcare and early childhood education services have been on an upwards trend ever since 2012, with few signs that it’s going to stop.

Enrol in Academia’s childcare courses in Melbourne or Brisbane to enjoy plentiful career opportunities, including…

Early childhood educator

Caring for kids goes beyond just watching over them.

Educators also need to be proficient in:

  • Communicating with children
  • The concept of Learning Through Play
  • Overseeing their hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Developing social skills
  • First aid and other medical requirements
  • Communicating with parents

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care teaches all of these skills and more.

Combining in-class theoretical teaching with real-world placements and work experience, you’ll learn all there is to know about becoming a childcare educator.

Childcare centre manager

Eager to move up to a managerial role in the childcare industry? If so, working as a childcare centre manager might be for you.

Childcare managers play an integral role in managing, directing, leading, and planning activities in childcare centres.

Studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care can open the door to managerial roles.

You’ll learn about:

  • Planning, implementing and managing programs
  • Adhering to accreditation and legal requirements
  • Licensing requirements
  • Day-to-day managerial tasks

In short, you’ll learn all the essential tasks that come with managing or supervising a childhood centre.

Early childhood teacher

Childcare roles are much more than babysitters – early childhood builds the foundation for the rest of a child’s development, including:

  • Facilitating cognitive development
  • Teaching basic numeracy and literacy
  • Building gross and fine motor skills

As such, effective early childhood education is crucial.

And as you can imagine, there’s plenty of demand for pre-primary schools and roles that specialise in building these essential skills and traits!

During your studies, you’ll complete courses on early childhood education techniques, as well as how to plan activities that develop these essential skills.

If you’re the type of person who loves the challenge of transforming complicated concepts into understandable ideas for children, choosing to enter early childhood education sounds like the perfect career move!

Out of school hours care (OSHC)

Parents are busy people. And with dual-income families on the rise, they’re more time poor than ever.

So it’s no surprise that after-school and out-of-school care programs are increasing in popularity and demand!

After-school and holiday carers are more than just warm bodies.

Just like the rest of the childcare profession, carers are highly-trained professionals – you have to be if you want to remain compliant with the huge range of legal obligations that come with looking after children.

If you prefer working with slightly older children, out-of-school-hours care might be a career path to pursue.

Family Day Care operator

Want to run your own childcare centre? Don’t want the work that comes with setting up a dedicated childcare centre?

If so, opening a family day care centre may be the choice for you.

Unlike childcare, family day care centres are home-based, making them a great choice for those who want the freedom of running their own business without the startup costs (and while looking after their own kids at the same time!)

In addition to standard management and admin tasks, as a daycare operator, you’ll also be in charge of a whole host of other responsibilities.

In particular, not all homes are compliant with the obligations of running a daycare. You may need to make multiple changes to your home to become fully compliant.
Luckily, studying a childcare course will teach you everything you need to know about your obligations.

Looking forward to an exciting career in childcare? Enrol in Academia’s childcare courses today!

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

Study childcare in Melbourne or Brisbane – the Certificate III in Early Childcare opens the door to all sorts of roles in the childcare industry.

Available at our Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, you’ll learn through a mixture of classroom lessons and real-life work placements.

During placement, you’ll apply your learning to real-life scenarios, experiencing how to  properly educate and care for young children.

Find out more about the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Learn how to plan, implement and monitor programs in early childhood services with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities of an early childhood worker, you’ll also learn how to effectively manage and administer a daycare or early childhood facility.

This opens the door to managerial and supervisory roles – you’ll even leave with the tools needed to open your very own facility!

Find out more about the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Enrol in our childcare courses in Melbourne and Brisbane

Academia is proudly partnered with 70 early childhood educators throughout Melbourne and Brisbane.

Each of our students graduates not only with a formal qualification, but hands-on experience in work placements with our affiliates.

Whether you want to break into childcare, or are seeking a career in hospitality, hairdressing or business management, get the right start to a rewarding career with Academia.

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