Community & Children's Services
Community services and the early childhood industry are among the fastest growing sectors across Australia. Qualifications in these areas will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to work with young children and their families, the aged, those with special needs or working in a rewarding career in mental health.
Early Childhood Education and Care
Early childhood education and care courses are ideal for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service or family day care. You will learn how to lead or assist in planning, implementing and managing programs for children, in accordance with legislative requirements. With a Diploma level qualification, you can learn to be responsible for the supervision of others, and gain skills and knowledge in how to use a national learning framework, regulations and quality standards to support the education and care of children from birth to school age. You will be able to document, plan and evaluate children's play and learning while ensuring children's health and safety. You will be able to support the holistic development of children birth to school age and manage a children's service to address regulations and quality assurance. With the Australian Government's VET FEE-HELP system, you can even study now, and pay back the cost of your course when you begin working in your chosen area. For more information, contact our friendly Customer Support team on 1800 448 176.
The community services sector is a highly diverse field which means there are a number of employment opportunities within the industry. You can pursue a career such as aged and disability support, child welfare, youth and family services, housing and homelessness services and indigenous and multicultural services. With recognition of prior learning, you can even use your qualification with TAFE New England as a pathway to university. A rewarding career, central to the well being and development of all Australians, starts right here at TAFE New England.