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Childcare Courses

A career in childcare leads to purpose, fulfilment, and real joy during a child’s most influential years!

Academia’s school of childcare offers accredited training that allows students to directly enter the ever-growing childcare industry.

The industry is currently experiencing a skills shortage, and opportunities are in abundance.

There is a high demand for qualified staff - there’s never been a better time to enter this dynamic workforce!

Your career starts with the right qualification with Academia. Offered at both our Brisbane and Melbourne campuses, our childcare courses combines classroom-based education with practical training.

Academia will help you kickstart a rewarding and fulfilling career helping children during their most influential years!

Government Funding

  1. Government Funding is available for eligible students by the Commonwealth Government of Victoria
  2. Income contingent loans are also available for eligible students through VET - Fee Help

Academia’s Childcare Courses

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC30113

The Certificate III is currently the industry minimum required to begin your career in childcare.

During this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of childhood care and development, including:

  1. How to supervise children during play
  2. How to communicate with children (and parents!)
  3. How to adapt your strategies for different children
  4. How to plan activities focused on skills and education

The Certificate III also includes 120-150 hours of practical work placement in a childcare centre.

When you study childcare with Academia, you become part of a great teaching atmosphere, led by passionate and professional trainers.

Take the first step towards your enriching career in childcare!

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC50113

Dreaming of a leadership position in a childcare centre, or opening and running your own family day care centre?

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care builds on the skills acquired in the Certificate III but also helps students understand how to plan, implement, and run various programs in childcare facilities.

You do not need to study the Certificate III to be eligible to study the Diploma.

The Diploma teaches you the fundamentals to become a leader in a childcare centre. This qualification can enable you to work as:

  1. Supervisor
  2. Manager
  3. Room or team leader
  4. Coordinator
  5. Director
  6. And more!

The Diploma includes 240 hours of practical work placement in a childcare centre.

Childcare Placement

As part of both of our childcare courses, you’ll be required to participate in placement at an approved childcare facility.

Academia has industry partnerships with more than 70 registered childcare facilities in Brisbane and Melbourne, and will organise placement for you.

Childcare placement is a critical part of your learning, as it is an opportunity to put the skills learnt into practice, during real-life situations.

Career Pathways After Studying Childcare

Childcare, Kinder, or Nursery Assistant

The main responsibility of an assistant is to ensure the safety of the surrounding environment of the children within their care.

You’ll carefully monitor children during play, meal times, nap time, and change nappies or help them in the bathroom.

Childcare Educator

Childcare educators play a fundamental role of the physical, mental, and emotional development of children within their care.

You’ll see children develop skills they’ll carry throughout life!

Program Leader

As a program leader, your responsibilities extend to creating, planning, and running interactive and educational programs.

These programs are designed to develop and improve multiple facets including motor skills and vocabulary.

Childcare Centre Manager

One of the most senior roles in childcare, a manager is responsible for ensuring their centre complies with all Government standards and regulations and supervises staff.

You are also one of the main points of contacts for parents.

Childcare Centre Director

Responsibilities extend beyond the rooms - you’re also in charge of budgeting, staff problems, paperwork, and developing the curriculum (often in conjunction with your manager).

Why Choose Academia’s Childcare Courses?

Inspiring and Supportive Trainers

With you every step of the way, Academia’s trainers are truly invested in your success! We’re passionate about creating the educators of tomorrow through our childcare courses.

Education and Industry Awards

Academia is known as a leader in quality tuition recognized by Industry and the Australian Government as our awards show.

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Get Job-ready

When you join the Academia family, you don’t just earn your qualification - you learn practical skills that help you enter the industry with confidence!

Industry Partnerships

Academia is partnered with more than 70 registered childcare centres, and we organise placement for you, helping you implement your learned skills in a real-life environment.

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Nationally Recognised Courses

Once you obtain your qualification at Academia, you’re qualified to work in any type of childcare facility across the country, giving you the freedom to pursue your career wherever you choose.

Campuses Location & Facilities

  1. Our campuses situated in the central business districts of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.
  2. Study Aged Care or Childcare Early Childhood Development and Care courses at our Institute Campuses either in Melbourne or Brisbane. Campuses are fully equipped with Class room, practical labs - Computer lab, Commercial Kitchens, Simulated Aged Care lab with free WiFi available to students.
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mid-sized tertiary institution

You will be treated as an individual at Academia with personalized care and a tailored training plan for students who encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects.

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