TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Kate Baxter, has encouraged people
looking for employment to consider the early childhood education and
According to research carried out by Australia’s leading training
provider, TAFE NSW, by 2021 the early childhood education and care
industry in the Orana and Central West regions is set to increase by
13.9% with around 36,000 job openings over this time.
Ms Baxter said TAFE NSW has a range of early childhood education and
care courses from certificates to diplomas to cater for this demand
for skilled workers.
“Dubbo resident, Catherine Kelly took advantage of this growing
industry by studying at TAFE NSW when she moved from Johannesburg,
South Africa with her six year old daughter in search of a better
lifestyle and new opportunities.
“Through TAFE NSW Dubbo, Ms Kelly, was able to develop her skills as
an Early Childhood Educator by studying a Diploma in Early Childhood
Education and Care which has helped her gain employment at a number of
childcare centres in Dubbo.
“Ms Kelly is the perfect example of someone wanting to progress their
career by studying at TAFE NSW to get the skills needed for the job
they want,” Ms Baxter said.
Ms Kelly said choosing to study at TAFE NSW was an easy decision as
it was the only training provider in Dubbo offering courses to
“I was impressed by the breadth of practical skills covered by the
teachers who maintained their industry connections that I decided to
become an ambassador for TAFE NSW.
“Although I was studying at TAFE NSW full-time, the flexibility of
the course delivery allowed me to study and work in the industry at
the same time. TAFE NSW has given me a solid start in the industry and
in Australia and I am very grateful,” Ms Kelly said.
Ms Baxter said if you’re considering a career in early childhood
education and care, now is the time to enrol for semester one at TAFE NSW.
For more information about the range of early childhood education and
care courses at TAFE NSW visit www.tafensw.edu.au or
phone 131 601.
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer, (02) 6338
2509, mobile 0427 901 515.