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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121

Boost your career in child care, education by studying this Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Hammond Institute, a recognised training provider. By completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Hammond Institute, yo...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Coordinator +6
Hammond Institute -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30113

This Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) from Hammond Institute could provide just the training you need to become qualified in child care. This course inspires and engages learning targeted to a career in child care. Toget...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator +3
Hammond Institute -  Course
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC50121

Have you considered doing a child care, education course? If so, this Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) from Melbourne College of Further Education offers a comprehensive syllabus designed to improve your child care, education kn...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Educator +3
Melbourne College of Further Education -  Course
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) CHC50113

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) from Bestchance Training offers a comprehensive education for students wishing to pursue or further their career in child care, education. Our child care, education course will teach essentia...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Centre Manager +5
Bestchance Training -  Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) CHC50113

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) from The Gordon Institute of TAFE can help provide you with the foundation for a successful career in the child care, education industry. Study a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Qualified childcare worker &... +4
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30121

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) by Melbourne College of Further Education provides essential skills, knowledge and understanding to ensure superior professional performance for a career in child care, education. Bec...

Study Method Blended, In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Educator +3
Melbourne College of Further Education -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) CHC30113

Bestchance Training’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) is ideal for anyone looking to further a career in child care, education. Study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) from Bestchance Tr...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +2
Job Outcomes Childcare Educator +4
Bestchance Training -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) CHC30113 

A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC ONLY) from The Gordon Institute of TAFE could be just the ticket in taking charge of your career and improve your prospects in the child care, education industry. Discover more about our a Ce...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Family day carer +3
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30113

International College of Victoria’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) will teach you everything you need to know about child care, education giving you the competitive edge across many industries. Upon completion of this...

Study Method Blended
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Childhood Educator or Assist... +6
International College of Victoria -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) CHC30113

Job prospects data shows the demand for workers in the child care industry is ever increasing. Increase your employability by studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC Only) from Phillips Institute. A Certificate III qualifi...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Childhood educator assistant +9
Phillips Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC, QLD & SYD METRO ONLY) CHC30121

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC, QLD & SYD METRO ONLY) from Selmar Institute of Education will help you realise your career dreams in child care, education. Upon completion of this child care, education training cour...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Early Learning Educator +4
Selmar Institute of Education -  Course
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Diploma of School Age Education and Care (VIC & QLD ONLY) CHC50213

Have you considered doing a child care, education course? If so, this Diploma of School Age Education and Care (VIC & QLD ONLY) from Practical Outcomes offers a comprehensive syllabus designed to improve your child care, education knowledge. The c...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Outside school hours care co... +5
Practical Outcomes -  Course

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

Have you considered doing a child care, education course? If so, this Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education offers a comprehensive syllabus designed to improve your child care, education knowledge. Our child ca...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Child Care Assistant +3
Foundation Education -  Course
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

Gain the qualifications necessary to enhance your child care, education career by studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care from Kirana Colleges and learn valuable skills. If you are looking to be a part of the next generation of...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nanny +4
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Childcare Course Bundle (5 Certificates)

This Childcare Course Bundle (5 Certificates) from Online Courses Australia could provide just the training you need to become qualified in child care, education. A Certificate qualification from Online Courses Australia can provide you with the abilit...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Childcare Assistant +5
Online Courses Australia -  Course
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

This Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education could provide just the training you need to become qualified in child care, education. A Diploma qualification from Foundation Education can provide you with the ability to ma...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Educational Leader +4
Foundation Education -  Course
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Double Qualification Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121, CHC50121

Have you considered doing a child care, education course? If so, this Double Qualification Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Kirana Colleges offers a comprehensive syllabus designed to improve your child care, educa...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Early Childhood Educator
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Child care is a huge industry, and it’s only growing faster. Over 142,000 people work in child care, and the Job Outlook Initiative predicts a growth surge of over 26,000 more childcare jobs in the next 5 years. 

If you’re great with children, love to help people, and enjoy caring for others, a career in childcare could be a natural fit for you. Childcare is a profession which allows you to have a real influence on children’s development and learning while working in a team. By getting a nationally recognised childcare qualification, you will learn to provide supervision and care for babies and children, whether that’s in their own homes, or in an educational or childcare centre.

What Do Child Carers Do? 

Depending on the specific job, a child carer’s day may involve the following:

  • Assisting and caring for children
  • Coordinating and supervising activities for children
  • Organising play and learning materials
  • Designing learning curriculum
  • Taking an active role in managing children’s social behaviour and development
  • Looking after children’s hygiene and daily routines
  • Reading to and playing games with children

Careers in Child Care

Childcare jobs include:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Children’s Nursery Assistant
  • Early Childhood Worker
  • Child Care Group Leader
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny
  • Out of School Hours Care Worker

Main Industries

Childcare jobs in Melbourne make up 28.9% of all childcare jobs in Australia. Considering this is higher than the average proportion of jobs in Melbourne, prospects for finding childcare jobs are good compared to other states.

You can find child carers primarily in these industries:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance 70.9%
  • Education and Training 19.3%
  • Other Services 5.7%

Child Care Courses Online

There are many options for completing a childcare course in Melbourne, whether that’s traditional in-person learning, online childcare courses or a blended learning style that combines the best of both worlds. Online childcare courses and flexible learning options are available for those with busy schedules. Many opt to work in the field while studying part-time, enabling them to get relevant experience and training at their childcare jobs, and a formal childcare qualification at the same time.

Child Care Career Qualifications

  • You will usually need a Certificate III, or 1 year of relevant experience for a job in childcare.
  • Other certificates or licenses may be required, depending on the workplace.
  • On-the-job training is also usually necessary.
  • To work outside the home in a child care centre or other facilities, childcare workers are required to hold a Cert III or Diploma ata minimum.

Is Child Care Right for You?

Childcare is a physically active and demanding profession, as child care workers are usually on their feet for most of the day, and there is a high level of general physical activity involved.

It’s also a job that carries with it much responsibility, as you’re responsible for the care and safety of small children. Part-time work is typical in the sector, with an average of 36.6 hours per week compared to the average of 40 hours. There’s much more to it than playing with children, but if you’re patient and handle responsibility well, it can be incredibly rewarding. After a long day, you can relax knowing that you’ve played a part in nurturing the development of the next generation.

If you’re looking for a meaningful and rewarding career that keeps you active, this could be a great choice. Learn more about Child Care Courses in Melbourne today.

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