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Childcare Courses Melbourne

From the moment you arrive at Academia’s Melbourne campus, you'll feel right at home! Why study our childcare courses in Melbourne?

Study Childcare in Melbourne

As one of Australia’s leading cities for students, Melbourne welcomes those from all over the world, whether you’re here further your education or pursue a rewarding career.

Whether you want to enter the childcare industry, build upon existing skills, or fuel a total career change, Academia Melbourne is for you!

Academia is proud to partner with high-quality childcare facilities throughout Melbourne.

This ensures our students enjoy placement in a centre that’s already filled with passionate, driven, and supportive leaders eager to see them succeed.

We are partnered with more than 50 facilities in Melbourne, and we organise your placement for you.

Are you an Australian Citizen; a holder of a Permanent Visa or a New Zealand citizen?

You may be eligible to study under Government Funding

Learn about Government funding here

Why choose Academia’s childcare courses in Melbourne?

There are many institutions throughout Victoria that you can enrol in to study childcare - why choose Academia specifically?

Simple: we can give you more individual attention while you study childcare in Melbourne.

As a medium-sized institution, you will enjoy the best of both worlds:

  1. The resources and facilities of a larger institution or TAFE
  2. The one-on-one attention typical of a much smaller school

It doesn’t just end there, either.

Our focus is on making you job-ready - in addition to teaching you all the theory, our childcare courses in Melbourne also feature an emphasis on developing the practical skills you’ll need to thrive in your career, with:

  1. Practical workshop sessions
  2. Mandatory work placements

For students like you, that means a better education when you enrol in one of your childcare courses in Melbourne.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Melbourne

Start your career in childcare today with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

In addition to learning the theory, you’ll also explore the ideas that underpin it, such as theories about childhood development and health in toddlers.

Combined with experienced instructors, practical workshops, and real-world childcare placement at an accredited childcare centre, you'll graduate from our Cert 3 childcare course in Melbourne ready for any childcare job!

Find out more about the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Melbourne

Want to strive for a more managerial role in childcare? Interested in operating and running your own family day care centre?

If so, the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides the solid education and qualifications, and training you need to build your career.

Available either on its own or following completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, this Diploma expands and deepens your childcare knowledge, with additional subjects including management, curriculum development and more!

Find out more about the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Childcare courses in Melbourne: what makes our city so student-friendly?

As any Melbourne resident knows, our city is one of the world’s most liveable, coming off a 7-year streak at the top of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability index.

Of course, that isn’t the only ranking in which Melbourne scores well - did you know that Melbourne was rated #3 in the world for the world’s best student city in 2018?

Long story short, Melbourne’s reputation as one of Australia’s - nay, the world’s - leading cities is well-deserved and backed up.

In addition to making it a great place to live, this also makes Melbourne a great choice for students keen to get their start in childcare!

Public Transport

An extensive public transport network of trains, trams, and buses makes it easy to get around the city (and the suburbs!) - even if you don’t have a car.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Academia’s Melbourne campus is easily accessible by each mode of public transport.

When it comes to the CBD specifically, getting around is even easier. Not only is the city centre laid out in an easy-to-understand grid, but all tram services within the CBD proper are 100% free!

Make sure you look out for signs that let you know if you’re in Melbourne’s “Free Tram Zone”.

Great Culture

Melbourne’s title as Australia’s culture capital is well deserved. From music and art to sport, events, and food, you’ll find it all in Melbourne!

No matter what time of the year, there’s always something going on. Melbourne’s event calendar is huge and crammed full of events, and we sure make the most of it!

Have time to kill between classes? You won’t have to look very hard to find something to do.

You’ll also find hundreds of discounts on clothing, food, and more at retailers and eateries throughout the city - exclusively for students like you! StudentBeans and UNiDAYS are great online resources you should check out.

Exceptional education facilities

Melbourne is regarded as one of the world’s leaders when it comes to education, from early childhood education and preschools through to VET schools like Academia.

In 2018, Academia was honoured to receive the Victorian Government’s 2018 “Excellence in International Education – Private Education and Training” award.

Find out more about our awards and accolades here.

Have further questions about studying childcare in Melbourne or Academia’s campuses? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

Free childcare courses in Melbourne

Additionally, our Melbourne campus is also participating in the state government’s Skills First funding scheme that heavily subsidises many TAFE courses, and even makes some of them 100% free - and our childcare courses in Melbourne are included!

Thanks to Government funding, local students who want to study childcare in Melbourne can do so without the financial burden - eligible students will be able to access our quality childcare courses in Melbourne without paying a cent.

Both the Certificate 3 and Diploma in Childcare are government funded courses. Do you quality for Skills First funding? Want to break into the childcare industry? If so, we want to hear from you!

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