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Australia’s growing population, and increase in the number of people active within the workforce, has helped give rise to the larger demand for childcare placements throughout the country. Today, 1.5 million children aged 12 or below, are currently in some form of child care placement, with nearly 180,000 children are enrolled in family day care centres.
Additionally, the Early Childhood Education and Care industry is also becoming increasingly diverse, with centers now offering more specialised services, with special needs children, children from diverse backgrounds, and younger and younger children being more expressly catered to. So, with the demand for workers with a diverse range of skills increasing, now is the time for you to enrol in an Early Childhood and Education course at TAFE NSW.
While the skills required to work effectively in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry are enduring, the way in which workers need to implement those skills within modern settings is constantly evolving. That’s why the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Early Childhood Education provides you with a modern approach to the timeless practical skills and knowledge, ensuring that your career in the early childhood education and care sector is aligned with the workplaces of today, as well as those of the future.
While the industry is incredibly rewarding one, allowing you to work with eager, young minds, inspiring them to learn and grow, there are many reasons that can make a career in this industry fulfilling.
Job roles within the early childhood education and care sector are often more flexible than within other industries. Nearly a third of roles in childcare (29.1%) are worked part time, which means that you could have the opportunity to balance your work and family life, or just spend more time on yourself
1. Early childhood educator
Job ads in the past 3 months: 16,410
2. Childcare worker/nanny
Job ads in past 3 months: 2,520
3. Kindergarten assistant
Job ads in past 3 months: 2,448
4. Family day care educator
Job ads in past 3 months: 8,754
5. Specialised education teacher
Job ads in past 3 months: 2,388
When you make the decision to pursue (or advance) your career within the early childhood education and care industry, TAFE NSW has plenty of study options to help you along your journey in this rewarding profession.
TAFE NSW Degrees are taught by industry experts in dynamic, progressive learning environments. You don't need an ATAR, but you will graduate with a qualification that will change your future.