Why study the Diploma if you want to work in childcare?

diploma in childcare

So you’ve finally decided to pursue your dreams, reach for the stars, and obtain your Diploma in Childcare!

You’ve got the passion, the drive, and the determination. You want to have fun, enjoy a career where no two days are the same, and make a true difference in the lives of children as you help them reach their full potential and developmental milestones. 

Sounds like childcare is perfect for you!

Skills First Funding

Before we get into the blog post, we want to remind you that you might be eligible for free online childcare courses at Academia thanks to the Victorian government’s  Skills First Funding scheme.

Eligible students may study for free or at highly subsidised rates; contact us to learn more.

Why should you study for a Diploma in childcare? 

In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities of an early childhood educator, the childcare Diploma, or officially, the Diploma in Early Childhood and Education Care, helps you to learn how to effectively plan, manage, and administer a daycare or early childhood facility.

The Diploma can also open doors for you in managerial and supervisory roles – and even give you plenty of tools so you can open your very own childcare facility one day!

There are plenty of reasons why studying a Diploma in childcare is one of the best choices that you could ever make for your career.

Today, we outline three of the most important.

1. Get a formal qualification to experience comprehensive training

Working with children can be both challenging and rewarding – often at the same time!

If you are thinking about pursuing a career in childcare, passion is not enough to get you on track. While your passion is a perfect starting point, in most cases, it is not enough when it comes to working in (or perhaps even managing or owning) a childcare centre.

The Diploma will further equip you to understand the approved learning framework and other complexities of working in the childcare industry.

If you’re considering childcare as a career, you need to be fully equipped with all the necessary skills and training required to earn a Diploma in early childhood education.

Studying a childcare Diploma will help you get acquainted with the ever-growing and demanding early childhood development and care industry. 

A childcare Diploma will help you:

  • Create, design, and implement a curriculum that supports a child’s development
  • Comply with Australia’s education curriculum and national frameworks
  • Apply sustainable practices in childcare service operations
  • Provide mentoring, leadership, and support to childcare educators

2. An accredited course helps ensure you comply with various rules and regulations

As mentioned above, working in a childcare facility requires compliance with state rules and regulations to maintain the health and safety of young children.

There are legal and ethical standards for early childhood education practitioners; implementing such policies and programs designed for young children maintains quality learning and helps support every child’s rights.

The Diploma in early childhood education and care helps you facilitate compliance for yourself, your team, and your facility.

3. Our Diploma in Childcare helps you learn how to lead and mentor a team

Compared to a certificate-level childcare course, a Diploma in childcare also focuses on improving your professional practice, which allows you to lead and mentor a team of childcare educators.

Good leadership skills enable childcare providers to improve teaching methods and encourage your team of childcare staff to provide the best support for the children within their care.

Leading a team of childcare educators provides the opportunity for you to:

  • Grow professionally
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Enhance your focus and time management skills
  • Refine your problem-solving skills

Are you ready to start an exciting career in childcare? 

Learn everything you need to know about childcare when you enrol in our childcare courses in Melbourne today.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood and Education Care provides you with the knowledge and training to learn the necessary skills to work competently as a childcare educator.

Academia teaches you the day-to-day tasks associated with caring for children including:

  • Emergency first aid response
  • Providing care and assistance
  • Work health and safety
  • Creating an encouraging and positive relationship with children

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Dreaming of running your own childcare centre one day? 

Learn how to lead a team of childcare educators by enrolling in our Diploma of Early Childhood and Education Care in Melbourne.

Design and implement a curriculum that encourages children’s learning and development. Learn how to establish a safe and healthy environment for children to learn and grow.

Study how to comply in Australia’s education and childcare services industry and follow sustainable practices day in and day out.

What can you do with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education?

A Diploma opens doors and provides opportunities for you to expand to managerial and supervisory roles in the childcare industry, especially in directing, leading, and planning activities in childcare centres.

You can also run your own childcare centre and set it up at home or within your community.

Do you have more questions about our childcare courses?

Contact Academia today!

If you have any questions about our childcare courses, contact our friendly team today: