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Early Childhood Educator Courses

An Early Childhood Educator delivers educational programs for young children in a childcare facility. You might assist other childcare staff to create appropriate teaching materials and help to carry out learning programs. Early Childhood Educators may work in a childcare centre or a home care service or they might be employed by other facilities such as hospitals or community centres. You’ll be working with large groups of children with a range of ages and developmental levels.

Being an Early Childhood Educator is a demanding but rewarding role. You should be energetic and able to keep up with multiple children. You’ll need to be patient and a good communicator. Early Childhood Educators work with young children from a range of backgrounds and you’ll need to be flexible in the way you carry out your daily tasks.

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Popular Early Childhood Educator Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Early Childhood Educator.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Early Childhood Educator earn?

In Australia, a full time Early Childhood Educator generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Early Childhood Educator?

The childcare industry has seen strong growth in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 96,300 people working as an Early Childhood Educator in Australia compared to 80,500 five years ago. Early Childhood Educators may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Early Childhood Educator?

If you’re thinking of becoming an Early Childhood Educator consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This qualification will give you the practical skills you need to succeed in this industry and covers topics including caring for children, developing relationships with babies and toddlers, keeping children safe and supporting children’s play and learning.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within childcare and early childhood education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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