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Education-early childhood

What can I do with my course in early childhood education?


Careers in early childhood education

You educate young children from birth to five years of age in childcare centres, kindergartens and early learning centres.

You undertake a broad range of activities such as:

  • planning and delivering educational activities
  • promoting language development, personal development and self-confidence
  • evaluating each child and recording their progress
  • working with parents and other experts to assist each child to reach their full potential
  • supervising volunteers and support staff
  • centre management and committee activities.

Find out where a degree in early childhood education can take you.


Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in early childhood education:

  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching, learning and assessment strategies
  • Curriculum knowledge
  • High level organisational skills, particularly time management
  • High level communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility, adaptability and patience
  • Confidence and assertiveness
  • Capacity and willingness to engage in ongoing professional development

Related roles include:

  • Occasional care facilitator
  • Early intervention services officer
  • Playgroup facilitator
  • Toy library coordinator
  • Institution director or coordinator
  • Pre-school field officer
  • Adviser or senior adviser within early childhood facilities
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for early childhood education at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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