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Early childhood education and care courses Melbourne & Brisbane

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You may be eligible to study under Government Funding

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Unlock a world of opportunities with a qualification in early childhood education and care.

“Do you want to inspire and nurture young children, cultivating a foundation for learning that can last a lifetime?”

Embark on an enriching career where every day brings new experiences and opportunities for growth with a career in early childhood education. An Early Childhood Education and Care qualification opens doors to a dynamic field where no two days are alike.

Academia International’s Early Childhood Education and Care courses offer a gateway into a gratifying career. Our courses prepare graduates to become highly qualified educators and leaders in the early childhood education industry. Our program gives them the necessary skills and expertise to nurture and inspire young children, positively impacting their lives and shaping their futures.

Academia offers students a comprehensive educational experience by combining classroom theory with practical placement. Our experienced educators and child development experts will guide you through the complexities of child psychology, curriculum planning, and effective teaching techniques. By enabling our students to work with children and gain valuable hands-on experience through internships, with our industry partners in Brisbane and Melbourne, we prepare them for a successful career after graduating with a nationally certified qualification in early childhood education and care.

Our early childhood education courses are designed to provide our students with a comprehensive understanding of child development, education, and care. Whether you aspire to become an early childhood educator, a preschool teacher or a childcare centre manager/director, our courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this rewarding field.

Join our community of dedicated professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children. Enrol today and begin your journey to becoming a trusted and influential figure in early childhood education. Your path to shaping the future starts here at Academia International!

Government Funding

  1. Government Funding is available for eligible students by the Commonwealth Government of Victoria

Study childcare in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its education, serving as the home of some of Australia’s leading higher learning facilities.

Our institution offers a range of courses that get you job-ready and help you prepare for your future career.

If you want to break into the blossoming childcare sector, studying childcare in Melbourne will help you get your start.

Our range of early childhood courses in Melbourne equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to support children through their most influential years.

Academia provides a combination of theoretical classes and hands-on placement that will strengthen your competence in early childhood education.

It doesn’t end there - each of our childcare courses in Melbourne are eligible for the Victorian state government’s Skills First Funding, allowing eligible students to obtain their certificate at no cost!

Whether you’re a recent school-leaver or making a late career change, our childcare courses in Melbourne are just what you need to enter this exciting and dynamic industry.

Get set to enjoy a truly rewarding career. When you work with children during their most fundamental years, you get to see them grow, develop, and learn firsthand.

Study childcare in Brisbane

Brisbane’s childcare sector is calling out for qualified workers - will you answer their call?

Our childcare courses in Brisbane will teach you how to responsibly plan, manage, and implement programs in childhood services, as well as all the licensing and accreditation needed for early childhood education and childcare.

Learn from our best childcare practitioners who have years of hands-on experience in the childcare industry - experience that they’re ready to pass onto you.

Of course, it isn’t just that - our childcare courses in Brisbane feature a heavy focus on practical skills. As part of that, we’ve built up a strong network with childcare facilities across Brisbane, which you can use to find work placements, or even find permanent work!

Work, live, and study in Brisbane while taking our childcare courses that refines and further equips you in being part of the childcare industry.

Academia’s Childcare Courses

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC30121

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, is the industry minimum qualification needed to enter the vibrant and rapidly expanding early childhood profession. The course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary for working in various early childhood settings. Join Academia today and enter a world of learning and possibility!

Throughout this course and your industry placement, you will acquire the following skills:

  1. How to care for young children's physical, emotional, and developmental needs.
  2. How to ensure the well-being and healthy growth of the children in your care.
  3. How to provide appropriate levels of supervision during mealtimes, play and sleep times.
  4. How to facilitate leisure, developmentally appropriate activities, and ongoing learning for children.
  5. How to encourage and enable children to achieve their developmental outcomes by creating an environment that supports their growth across various domains.

Study Early Childhood Education and Care at Academia today and join our community of dedicated professionals committed to educating and nurturing the development of children.

Academia offers a course package for students who want to study CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Enquire now to learn more.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Code: CHC50121

Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in early childhood education with the CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Academia’s Diploma course will help you build on the skills you acquired in your Certificate III and prepare for leadership roles in an early childhood setting. Begin your journey today and unlock a world of opportunities!

Throughout this course, you will develop the necessary skills required for excelling in the field of early childhood development; some of these skills include:

  1. Leading and managing a Childcare Centre team.
  2. Planning, implementing and managing early childhood educational programs in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
  3. Focus on nurturing holistic development, learning, and well-being in young children.
  4. Analysing and applying important information to improve children’s learning.
  5. Review and reflect on your skills and knowledge to improve your personal development.

Join Academia and embark on a journey where your passion for nurturing children's development meets the opportunity to lead and inspire. Make a difference in the lives of children and enjoy a career where every day brings new possibilities!

To enter this course, you must hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Choosing between Melbourne and Brisbane?

Academia is pleased to offer its Certificate III and Diploma courses to students seeking to pursue their studies in either Brisbane or Melbourne. Our campuses are strategically situated in the heart of these vibrant cities, ensuring convenient access via excellent public transportation systems.

Whether you choose to study in Brisbane or Melbourne, you'll find yourself immersed in a supportive learning environment that fosters growth and development.

Academia provides virtual campus tours for our Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, allowing you to explore each location before making a decision.

Take the first step toward a fulfilling career in Early childhood and soar to new heights with Academia. Begin your journey today and unlock a world of opportunities in early childhood education and care!

Industry Placement

As part of Academia’s Certificate III and Diploma courses, you will be required to participate in industry placement at an approved early childhood facility organised and managed by Academia. Academia takes pride in its strong industry partnerships with over 60 registered early childhood facilities across Brisbane and Melbourne.

We are committed to organising industry placements for our students to ensure they gain valuable hands-on experience. These placements allow students to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom in real-world settings under the guidance of skilled professionals. Industry placement enhances your learning and prepares you for the realities of working in this field, equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and assurance needed to succeed as a confident and compassionate worker in the early childhood education industry.

Career Pathways

Early childhood, kinder, or nursery assistant

An early childhood, kindergarten, or nursery assistant focuses on providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports the care, education, and development of young children. These roles require patience, empathy, creativity, and a genuine passion for working with children and supporting their growth and learning. They work alongside Early Childhood Educators (ECE) to meet children’s basic needs and assist with daily activities and lesson plans.

Early childhood educator (ece)

An Early Childhood Educator plays a vital role in the development and education of young children, typically from birth to around five years old. They create enriching learning experiences, foster positive relationships, and support children's growth and development in their crucial early years. They work in various settings, including early childhood education centres and schools.

Curriculum leader

A Curriculum Leader oversees and manages the curriculum implementation and development within an early childhood centre, kindergarten and school. They play a vital role in shaping young children's educational experiences and supporting educators' professional growth within the early childhood industry.

Early childhood education and care manager

An Early Childhood Education and Care Centre Manager oversees the daily operations and administration of an early childhood education and care facility or kindergarten. They supervise and support early childhood educators, assistants, and administrative staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. The centre manager oversees the enrolment process, liaising with families to ensure a smooth transition for children and providing information about the centre's programs and services.

Early childhood education and care centre director

An Early Childhood Education and Care Centre Director holds a high-level leadership position responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of an early childhood education and care centre. The Director oversees the centre's administrative and operational aspects, including budgeting, financial management, staffing, enrolment, facilities management, and compliance with regulatory requirements. They ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operations to support high-quality care and education for children.

Why choose to study early childhood education and care at Academia?

Education and industry awards

Academia is widely acknowledged as an industry leader in providing unparalleled high-quality education. Our numerous awards are a testament to our recognition by the Australian government and the education industry for our commitment to delivering high-quality education. Find more information about our awards here: Awards Page.

Inspiring and supportive trainers

Our skilled educators and child development experts are committed to supporting you throughout your learning journey. We are committed to providing you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a successful early childhood educator. Academia is passionate about creating the educators of tomorrow and is genuinely invested in your success. Check out our Testimonials section to read about the experiences of our former students and hear what they have to say about us.

Nationally recognised courses

After completing your qualification at Academia, you will have the skills to work in any early childhood facility in Australia, providing you with the freedom to pursue your career in early childhood education and care wherever you desire.

Campuses location & facilities

Our campuses are situated in the central business districts (CBD) of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia. Whether you study in Melbourne or Brisbane, our Campuses are fully equipped with classrooms, practical labs, and computer areas, with free Wi-Fi available to all students. Regardless of your chosen campus, Academia is committed to providing an excellent education for all students.

Academia provides virtual campus tours for our Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, allowing you to explore each location before making a decision.

Mid-sized tertiary institution

Academia is determined to have the ability to assist all students as individuals. To achieve this, we maintain small class sizes to ensure that our trainers can devote their full attention to every student. By implementing personalised care and tailored training plans, Academia can and will support students in overcoming difficulties in certain subjects, fostering their academic growth, confidence, and success.

Industry partnerships

Academia takes pride in its strong industry partnerships with over 60 registered early childhood facilities across Brisbane and Melbourne. We organise work placements for our students to allow them to apply the skills they learnt in class in real-life settings. This reinforces their understanding and helps them gain valuable practical experience, enhancing their professional and personal lives.

Get job-ready

When you join the Academia family, you don’t just earn your qualification - you learn practical skills and gain professional experience that helps you enter the early childhood industry with confidence and enthusiasm!

Whether you are an entry-level student or are looking for a refresher course, learn essential skills and knowledge in Early Childhood Education and Care with Academia.

Childcare Testimonials

What our students say

Nationally Recognised Aged Care Courses

Nationally recognised training (NRT) consists of Training Package Qualifications and Skill sets, Accredited Qualifications and Courses, Unit of Competency, and Accredited Modules that leads to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia