How to become a Early Childhood Educator

Early childhood educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

Personal requirements of a Early Childhood Educator

  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to relate well to children and their parents
  • Patient
  • Able to lift children and equipment

Education & Training for a Early Childhood Educator

To become an early childhood educator you usually have to complete a VET qualification. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an early childhood educator through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




Additional Information
To work in child care, you need to obtain a Working with Children Check or undergo a related assessment. A National Police Certificate may also be required. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. You must also hold an approved Provide First Aid Certificate and have completed training in anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma management. Contact the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority for more information.
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