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