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When you build an early childhood education career with TAFE NSW you can start with the foundation a course. The Certificate III is the flagship industry course. Or you can continue your path and study the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care. TAFE NSW courses incorporate real-world experience in early childhood facilities so you can put your training into practice. Traineeships may be available.

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Study education support at TAFE NSW and your course is designed and delivered in partnership with education specialists, and you'll learn to work in a team focused on providing leading education.

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Careers associated with the education and care of school-aged children are in demand. Work-placements may be available on your way to your career. Study in employer-linked facilities with the help of teachers who are still involved with industry.

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Carla, Early Childhood Education and Care

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"I have always been passionate about children, and I knew that a career with children would be fulfilling. But I’ve learned that it is also incredibly rewarding."

Carla, Early Childhood Education and Care

Carla was working towards a career in the building trades. Then she took stock of what she wanted in a career and made the brave decision to listen to her heart.

"I just decided that I wanted to be in a career where I would swing my legs out of bed every morning and for me, it kept coming back to childcare."

It's been a decision that has changed not only her career, but her life and it continues to reward Carla every day.

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What job opportunities could a children's service and childcare course lead to?

A children's services and childcare course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from early childhood education teaching to youth and community work.

Qualifications in children's services can lead to a job as a childcare centre manager, special needs worker, early childhood educator, nanny or a children’s services coordinator. The average weekly salary for a childcare centre manager is $1,100.

Whether you're just starting out in your children’s services career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Mental Health, Youth Work, Education Support, Early Childhood Education and Care, School Age Education and Care, Child, Youth and Family Intervention and Youth Justice.