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Educator

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Becoming an early childhood educator is a great place to start your early childhood career.

Qualifications

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

With a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you can provide education and care to children in a range of services.

If you are working in an approved early childhood service, you will need to be actively working towards an approved Certificate III qualification.

As a Certificate III qualified educator, you will:

  • provide children with education and care
  • help plan and develop educational programs
  • work alongside other educators and early childhood teachers
  • work closely with family and community.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

A Diploma provides you with the knowledge you need to implement and manage education and care programs, and supervise staff and volunteers. You will also gain entry-level management knowledge and skills that let you oversee the operation of early childhood education and care service.

As a Diploma qualified educator, you will:

  • support children's learning and development
  • design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
  • support the health, learning and development of children and their families
  • work with community and external agencies
  • provide leadership and support to other staff
  • manage a variety of early childhood services.
  • ensure compliance with policies and legislation.

Want to progress your career?

You could become an early childhood teacher with a nationally recognised qualification that lets you lead and deliver educational programs to children in a range of services, including kindergarten, long day care and primary school.

Learn more about: roles and qualifications.

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Last updated 16 April 2019