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Early Childhood Teacher Courses

An Early Childhood Teacher educates young children in the years before they begin primary school. You might work in a childcare centre, a kindergarten or other early education facility. Early Childhood Teachers focus on basic literacy and numeracy skills as well as social and communication skills. You’ll prepare age-appropriate activities to encourage children’s learning and development and introduce them to skills they will need throughout their school years.

Early Childhood Teachers play an important role in young children’s lives. You’ll need to be energetic and patient and be able to communicate easily with young children. You’ll liaise with families and other educators to ensure the children in your care are developing appropriately and getting the support they need.

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Popular Early Childhood Teacher Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Early Childhood Teacher.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Early Childhood Teacher earn?

In Australia, a full time Early Childhood Teacher generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Teacher?

This industry has seen very strong job growth in recent years. There are currently 42,300 people employed as an Early Childhood Teacher in Australia compared to 27,000 five years ago. Early Childhood Teachers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Early Childhood Teacher?

If you’re planning a career as an Early Childhood Teacher, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course will show you how to develop and deliver a curriculum suitable for children of a young age. You’ll explore topics including working with families and nurturing creativity in early childhood.

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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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