A career in Early Childhood Education and Care is very rewarding with high job satisfaction, plenty of interpersonal interaction, lots of variety and a high level of autonomy.
The Early Childhood Education and Care profession is one of the fastest growing professions in Australia and is expected to grow over the next 5 years.
The Early Childhood Education and care qualifications reflect the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast early childhood education and care graduates are employed in the following roles:
"I knew I really wanted to do childcare because I really love kids. I found the course in a book at school and its location was really convenient to me so I decided that I'd enrol. My favourite thing about my course is that the teachers are just really lovely they help you come out of your shell. I enjoy the placements... I love working with kids and now I've got the opportunity to work with the kids so it's great. The Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma has got me straight into a job in childcare. I would recommend the courses at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast especially the children's services because the teachers are just great, if you want to be a teacher they are really good role models."
Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)