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A career in early childhood education is often considered one of the best jobs in the world. Working in this rapidly growing sector is interactive, creative, and rewarding. It offers the opportunity to make an important and lifelong impact on the development of infants and young children. Now that’s something extraordinary.

This entry-level qualification will equip you with the in-demand skills and knowledge to work in long day care centres, family day care, preschools, or kindergartens, within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Everything you need to get started as a professional Educator.

Educators in these roles play a critical part in the social, emotional, physical, and educational wellbeing of children. You will learn how best to facilitate play, ensure the health and safety of self and children in your care, develop cultural competence, and identify and respond to risk.

Make the most of our Connected Learning training experience in your study journey – along with support from our industry-expert trainers and valuable work placement opportunities.

  • Students will be required to complete a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check prior to enrolment in this course.
  • Evidence of COVID-19 double vaccination must be presented upon enrolment, as students are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus prior to commencing work placement (as per Department of Health regulations).


Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study and/or may contribute towards study credits. Go here for your Education career pathway map and begin.


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Childhood Educator Assistant / Child Carer / Preschool Assistant / Outside School Hours Aide


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This course is nationally recoginsed training

Available in Burleigh Waters, Lismore, Murwillumbah. see below for details

NSW Fees
Subsidised Fee
Skilling for Recovery
First Qualification
Second Qualification
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee
Queensland Fees
Subsidised Fee
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
$180 ($10 per unit)
Co-Contribution Fee
$216 ($12 per unit)
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee

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Location: Murwillumbah
Start Dates: 17 February 2022
Fee eligibility: Explore options
Duration: 6 months
Training Mode: Connected Learning
Study units: 18
Workshops: 2 days per week
Placement: 120 hours
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