Welcome to our extensive guide to starting a career in ECEC! This guide covers everything you need to know about ECEC, from studying to a career, including what qualifications are available and career intensives.
The practice of caring for and supervising children can be traced to over 2,300 years ago! If children under 6 years of age are your client and the population keeps growing, early childhood education and care is one of the most secure careers that can offer limitless flexibility.
Want to work casually or part-time? No problem.
Want to work only when your own children are in school? Sure.
Want to be a leader in the field and develop new resources and strategies for improving the industry? Go for it.
Want to start your own childcare empire? Why not!
Early childhood education and care offers a plethora of rewarding, fulfilling and fun career choices where no two days are the same. That is why early childhood educators are happier people in general.
AITT has prepared a comprehensive list of what you need to know about starting a career in Early Childhood Education and Care.
If you would like to know more feel free to send us a message or call.
Working in early childhood education and care is more than just declaring “I like kids”.
The limited list above is what makes a career in early childhood so rewarding. YOU are responsible for a little person’s learning and development at such a critical time in their lives.
We have prepared a checklist for you to determine if ECEC is a career for you.
Early Childhood Educators work in a variety of centre-based service environments including:
The list above could refer to private or government run organisations.
A career in early childhood education and care is very flexible. It comes down to what kind of work/life balance you want to achieve.
The following work arrangements and objectives are possible:
We have done some research from the following sources to get an idea of the kind of salary or wages you can expect as an Early Childhood Educator.
AITT’s fee structure for studying the Cert III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is shown below.
Please Note: Enrolment under WorkReady is subject to availability and eligibility criteria. To find out if you are eligible, see the Skills & Employment SA website for more information.
Fee For Service
12 Months 25 hours p/w
18 Months 25 hours p/w
*Actual course completion times may vary based on personal circumstances and/or personal choice.
Incidental Fees for Early Childhood Education and Care Courses
Work Placement Insurance $77.00 incl. GST (payable to AITT if required)
First Aid Certificate $20.00 administration fee
Police Check – Approx $60.00
Text Books (to be sourced by students): $255 for Diploma (Birth to Big School*, The Business of Childcare, The Big Picture*, Frameworks for Learning and Development). *$130 for Cert III
What the fees include
Enrolment into our program that will enable you to be a compliant and professional early childhood educator that will know how to develop and provide the appropriate level of care and education for children.
AITT is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO provider code 50834).
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC30113 and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC50113 are both Nationally Recognised Training and therefore: