If you’re considering doing a childcare course to expand your career opportunities, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. Suzan Johnston Australia has compiled a brief guide to assist you, containing answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
The childcare industry is now nationally regulated. It is a mandatory requirement that all educators working within this sector hold a minimum Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.
Yes. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA) is the body responsible for determining what qualifications are required under the National Law with the Children’s Services Industry. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is definitely an approved ACECQA qualification.
The National Regulations for minimum qualification requirements within child care centers are as follows:
This means that at least half the staff employed within a childcare centre must have (or be currently studying) the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This also means there is still enormous demand for staff that only hold the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Child Care Centre’s definitely don’t need (and realistically nor can they afford) to employ only Diploma qualified educators.
To work as a family day care educator, you must have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care.
To manage your own Family Day Care facility, it is now a requirement that you must hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.
The children’s services industry has experienced enormous growth in recent years, and demand for qualified educators is projected to continue to grow rapidly during the 2016 – 2018 period.
Suzan Johnston Australia has the reputation of delivering accredited childcare courses that are highly respected within the industry. Graduates from both our Diploma and Certificate 3 childcare courses are always in high demand, with the majority of our students securing employment before they even finish their training courses.
Would you like to know more? Please see our website www.sjaustralia.com.au for more details, or call us on (03) 9654 0999 to speak with one of our career consultants.