Want to study childcare in Melbourne? Complete a free TAFE/Vocational course!

Are you planning on transitioning to a new job? Want to make most out of your time while you’re still at home?

It’s never too late to learn!

Academia’s making it possible to retrain and upskill yourself from the comfort of your own living room. And thanks to Victoria’s Skills First scheme, you can enrol in select TAFE courses for free!

Among the many courses that are eligible for this scheme are our childcare courses in Melbourne.

Studying childcare online: how does it work?

A lot of people assume that studying childcare online is a simple matter of watching a recorded lecture and receiving an email with a worksheet on it.

And unfortunately, that’s how a lot of other institutions do it.

Of course, there are a couple of major problems with this, namely, the fact that it just isn’t very good at preparing you to work in childcare! It’s far too easy to fall behind and feel like you’re not getting the attention you deserve.

Our online childcare courses in Melbourne are a little bit different…

Introducing our online learning system

If you ask us, a video recording and emailed worksheet just won’t cut it if you’re going to succeed in childcare.

It just doesn’t offer the same experience, and you may come out the other end unprepared for the rigours of childcare.

That’s why our online learning system is designed to replicate a physical classroom as much as possible.

You won’t be limited to watching a recording – instead, our online childcare courses combine video conferencing with virtual whiteboards that allow us to bring the classroom experience to you, via your computer!

That isn’t the only extra step we’ve taken – we also allow you and your fellow students to easily branch off and start your own private video chats and instant messaging to collaborate and ask questions.

Keep on learning after-hours

Our online system is enhanced by our Learning Management System (LMS) which has been operating since 2015.

So you missed your scheduled class – not to worry, each of our online childcare courses is recorded for playback later or anytime when you’re free.

Not only does it give you an extra level of flexibility, but it also lets you review an aspect you may not have fully understood!

Of course, that isn’t the only thing our LMS lets you do – you can also use it to:

  • Get in touch with your instructors and fellow students after-hours if you need guidance with an assignment or a particularly difficult topic
  • Access additional childcare learning resources
  • View assignment rubrics and grading schemes

Study childcare online in Melbourne for free

Our online childcare courses are still fully accredited and certified, just like any other childcare course in Melbourne.

And like other childcare courses in Melbourne, they’re all eligible for Skills First funding, allowing eligible students to study for free!

Whether you enrol in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you’ll be able to study or retrain for FREE!

But what about work placement and workshops?

Childcare is a hands-on role – as such, your childcare course in Melbourne needs to take this into consideration and include provisions for practical learning.

As such, there’s no way around it – while most of your childcare course can be completed online, there are certain parts of your course that will need you to attend in person.

Our childcare courses in Melbourne feature a heavy emphasis on practical learning:

  • A range of practical workshops
  • Mandatory placement at a real childcare facility

For the time being, all of our practical workshops have been postponed to later in the year, as have the work placement components of each of our childcare courses in Melbourne.

As the situation progresses, we have to be flexible – and we’ll keep you updated on any changes!

Study our online childcare courses at Academia

If you are passionate about kids and shaping young lives, and want a stable and rewarding career in childcare with plenty of career paths, then Academia’s online childcare courses might be just what you’re looking for.

Explore our online childcare courses today!

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

Start a career in childcare with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – the industry’s minimum requirement.

As part of this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about childcare, including a strong theoretical base as well as the practical, hands-on skills that all childcare workers need.

Through this course, you will learn how to use approved learning frameworks for early childhood development and provide a healthy environment for children to eat and play.

Finally, you’ll cap it all off with a 150 hour placement in a partner childcare facility.

Explore our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Aiming to make the next step in your career as a childhood educator?

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care might be just what you need.

If you are passionate about leading a team of childhood educators or are thinking about managing a daycare or early childhood facility, then this should be your next step!

This Diploma builds on your Certificate, teaching you the basics of licensing, accreditation and the legal obligations of childcare workers, while also preparing you to develop childcare programs that will help you manage an early childhood learning facility.

Learn more about the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Enrol in our online childcare courses – part of Victoria’s FREE TAFE/Vocational courses!

Getting your start in childcare starts by choosing a childcare course that will teach you all the skills you need to enter the industry.

Unfortunately, most online TAFE/Vocational courses tend to sacrifice aspects of your training in the transition to web learning.

Not ours, however!

Our childcare courses can be completed anywhere you have an internet connection! Best of all, they offer the flexibility of online learning with the experience of classroom learning.

Call our Melbourne campus on (03) 9671 4755 or learn more about our enrolment process today.
Alternatively, start the enrolment process online now!