So you’ve thought it through and decided that childcare is for you.
You’ve done your research on the types of childcare courses.
You’ve discovered the countless career opportunities childcare offers
You are ready to take the first step towards this rewarding and ever-growing industry.
Now there’s just one more thing left to do: decide on where to enrol!
You’ve looked into childcare courses all over the place. No doubt, there are a lot of options to choose from, so you’re taking your time before finally deciding where to study childcare.
So why should you enrol in Academia’s childcare courses in Melbourne and Brisbane?
1) Academia offers fully accredited childcare courses
At Academia, each of our childcare courses is fully-certified and recognised by the Australian government.
Whether you enrol in one of our childcare courses in Melbourne or Brisbane, you can rest assured that your certificate will be recognised anywhere in Australia.
No matter where your career takes you around the country, with Academia, you’ve got the right qualification!
And as government-accredited courses, that also means that each of our certificates may be eligible for government funding. Additionally, many are covered by VET student loans – and that includes our Diploma of Childhood Education and Care!
2) Award-winning education
Over the years, Academia has amassed an impressive number of awards and accolades.
We’ve been recognised for achievements in the fields of international education and hospitality in particular, and we are really proud of our achievements.
It’s thanks to these that we’ve established ourselves as one of Australia’s leading small and medium training providers.
And it’s all thanks to our great facilities, experienced staff and of course, talented and driven students like you.
When you enrol in one of our childcare courses, you can be confident that you’re getting a world-class education from trainers who not only have extensive experience, but are simply so passionate about educating the next generation of childcare workers!
3) We’re a medium-sized training provider
And that’s a good thing!
Bigger isn’t always better. Enrol at a larger institution, and you may find yourself struggling to receive the individual attention that you need.
Not so with Academia!
As a smaller institute, we’re able to provide more attention to each individual student.
Our course counsellors also work closely with you, building personalised training programs that support a student’s education, no matter their preferred learning style.
Not to mention, you’ll have greater freedom to use our facilities and resources.
4) Study in Brisbane or Melbourne
Academia offers a range of different courses across our two campuses in Melbourne and Brisbane.
At Academia, you’ll have the opportunity to live and study in two of the world’s most liveable cities.
What’s not to love about Brisbane? Great weather, a fabulous student-friendly lifestyle, and the status of Australia’s “new world” city – Brisbane’s got it all
Or why not experience the dynamic and energetic aura that is so distinctly “Melbourne”? Cited as one of the world’s most liveable cities for many years in a row, Melbourne is full of life, culture, and of course, great coffee!
Regardless of whether you choose to study childcare at Academia’s Melbourne or Brisbane campus, each is located in their city’s hub, close to a whole lot of:
- Restaurants and cafes
- Events and music
- Public gardens
Whether you need to unwind between assignments or are looking for a cheap bite to eat, the fantastic locations of our two campuses allow our students to not only study in a vibrant and bustling city – but to actually experience living there, too!
5) We prepare you for a rewarding and positive career in childcare
Children and toddlers are unpredictable, to say the least – even the best classroom training doesn’t quite prepare you for your first day as a childcare worker!
With Academia, however, you’ll get to experience what it’s like – first-hand – to work in a bustling and energetic childcare centre!
Each of our childcare courses includes a work placement in an Academia-approved childcare centre.
With a minimum requirement of 120 hours (depending on your course – see below), you’ll get to experience what it’s really like to work in childcare, and be able to put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice!
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care – 120 hours
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care – 240 hours
We pride ourselves on our connections to the childcare industry. We have close relationships with 70 registered childcare facilities, allowing students like you to put your newly-acquired skills to the test.
Academia’s childcare courses
If you think you have what it takes to begin a career in childcare, we encourage you to follow this link to further explore the childcare courses offered at Academia’s Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.
Here’s a short summary of the two types of courses we offer.
Get a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)
Whether you’ve just completed year 12 or are looking to make a career change, a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the industry minimum to enter the childcare industry.
During this course, you’ll learn everything you need to become a childcare worker:
- Communication skills
- Child behaviour
- Allergy and first-aid training
- Child nutrition and diet
- Child development
- Legal obligations and responsibilities
- … and more!
Combined with a 120-hour work placement with Academia’s industry partners and you’ll graduate fully prepared for a fulfilling career in childcare!
Earn a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
Dreaming of managing a daycare or early learning centre?
If so, you’ll need a unique set of skills… skills that Academia will provide!
A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care goes beyond training you to provide care to little ones.
You’ll also learn how to plan, manage, and implement programs in childhood services!
In particular, you’ll be cross-trained on:
- Licensing and accreditation
- Administration duties
- Developing childcare programs
Looking forward to an exciting career in childcare? Enrol in our childcare courses!
If you’re keen to make your start in childcare and early childhood education, get in touch with Academia.
Have any questions about our childcare courses? Get in touch with our career consultants today:
- Fill in this enquiry form
- Call our Melbourne campus on (03) 9671 4755
- Call our Brisbane campus on (07) 3001 5300
- International Phone: +61 3 9671 4755