Different Career Options for Qualified Child Care Workers

Working with awesome little humans and being creative are just some of the more obvious benefits of working in the childcare sector. However, the list of benefits is in fact much longer than just that!

Are you looking for a meaningful job in a sector that offers a variety of career choices?

Are you interested in the opportunity for career progression?

If you answered YES to one or both of these questions, then the Early Childhood Education and Care sector could be perfect for you!

This blog will look at the huge variety of career options available within the sector, detail the exciting further study pathways on offer and explain why this sector offers such incredible job security.

The Career Options

It’s a common misconception that there are only a few types of jobs on offer in the childcare industry. In reality, there’s a variety of positions available and many options for childcare course graduates to pursue. In addition to the various jobs, there are a number of different settings to work in such as childcare centres, private homes, long day care, kindergartens and family day care.

The job options available to Early Childhood Course graduates will depend on the level of study completed. Here’s a list of the different types of roles on offer according to the level of study completed.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification

Potential Further Study Pathways

An added advantage of undertaking study in the childcare sector, and something that many students find very appealing, is the opportunity for career progression and further study.

Many students are very happy to find out that studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can be a great stepping-stone towards gaining a university qualification!

You can begin your pathway to higher education by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and then continuing on to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Once you have achieved the Diploma qualification, the option to take your studies further doesn’t end there. You may like to further your studies by obtaining recognition / credit transfer into a Bachelor Degree at university. There are so many choices and options along the way.

Job Security

This is a sector that offers not only a variety of career paths and further study options, but also a very high level of job security for child care course graduates.

The demand for high-quality trained early childhood educators is steadily growing due to a number of reasons. An increase in working parents and an increase in government subsidies for parents to access are just some of the factors driving this growth.

The government has recognised the importance of early childhood teachers and educators, and as a result it understands the need to attract and retain a highly qualified and dedicated workforce. This is realised by recent salary increases and improved career progression within the sector.

Job security and sector growth result in our high level of graduate employment success rate.

Approximately 86% of our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care graduates are successful in securing employment in children’s services roles.

Approximately 93% of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care graduates are successful in securing employment in children’s services roles.

When you study either the Certificate III or the Diploma in Early Childhood and Education, so many doors open up, and the future is bright!

For more information, please call or email us to discuss your personal needs. We’d love to help you on your journey.