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3 ways the rising cost of childcare in Australia affects studying childcare

If you’re excited to begin a career as an early childhood educator, you’re probably doing a lot of reading into things like: Which childcare courses in Melbourne are best for you Career pathways you might be able to explore in the future The current industry outlook And while doing your reading, you’ve probably stumbled upon the fact that the cost...

What do aged care and childcare have in common?

Most people would assume there’s a big difference between childcare and aged care services. Perhaps this is because of the age gap and the type of care that workers are expected to provide to both demographics. They wouldn’t be wrong – however, it’s also a little simplistic, and overlooks the fact that there are actually a surprising number of commonalities...

Are you eligible for free TAFE equivalent training? Find out here!

Busy planning the next step of your life? If so, there are probably a lot of different questions filling each corner of your mind: Which course should you take? What’s the minimum qualification for your desired career? Will you be able to study full time? And of course, there’s always the question of cost. Great news – there are a...

4 things to consider in choosing a qualifications trail

Some things don’t just happen overnight.  If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, you need to eat right and exercise consistently. If you want to have peace of mind when it comes to your finances, then you must carefully budget, save and invest. And your career is no difference – if you want to achieve the career that you’ve...

Patisserie vs. commercial cookery courses in Melbourne

We Australians love our cafes and restaurants – nowhere is this more obvious than in Melbourne! Just one question: what do you need to study to start a career in the highly-competitive hospitality and food service sector? A commercial cookery course is one of the most common pathways – however, that isn’t the only option open to you. Our patisserie...

5 childhood development theories childcare workers should know

Childcare is a very hands-on profession – however, that’s not all there is to it. It’s also one that involves a lot of theoretical learning. That’s because you’re more than just a babysitter – childcare workers play a vital role in shaping young lives. Just ask any parent and they’ll all tell you that even the subtlest things in childhood...