How a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care Can Produce a 2000% ROI In The First Year.

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If you’re looking to start a new career as a childcare worker in Australia, the time is now. 

The need for early childhood educators is at an all-time high due to a lack of qualified and committed professionals.

It resulted in employers offering better pay and flexible work hours.

If you’re interested in starting a career or changing jobs, becoming an early childhood educator should be at the top of your list.

You are likely to secure employment in under 20 weeks and receive a whopping 2000% return on your investment in the first year if you compare your salary with the course cost.

According to the job platforms such as Seek and Indeed, the average salary for childcare workers, as advertised on their platforms, is between 55k to 65k. It can be even higher in the current circumstances.

The average cost of Certificate III and Diploma level early childhood courses can cost anywhere between $2600 to $4500, depending on your study mode and training organisation.

If you compare the course cost with the average annual salary for a childcare worker, your Return on Investment can be well over 2000%.

However, being a qualified childcare worker is not enough to secure a job. You must know how to highlight your skills to potential employers and build an impressive resume.

At Sage Education, we work with you to improve your odds of securing a high-paying job.

We will assist you in securing a vocational placement and give you tips to find the right employer who could provide you with the best start in the industry.

Not sure yet? 

Let’s look at how we can make this work for you. this is the perfect time to take a child care course, what jobs will be available to you once you finish, and how Sage Education can help you secure the career of your dreams.

How can Sage Education find me employment in the childcare sector?

While completing your course, you’re required to complete a vocational placement in a regulated long day care centre to complete the practical component of the course.

The vocational placement is the perfect opportunity to impress your employer with your knowledge about the industry and dedication.

Unfortunately, most employers struggle to find suitable candidates due to the lack of training provided to students during their studies. Most course providers focus on course completion. However, we focus on building your employability skills to help you succeed besides course completion.

We have dedicated support officers who work with you to identify potential opportunities and how to utilise them.

All our teachers are highly experienced and qualified professionals who will take the time to understand your skill set and deliver personalised service.

The employers love our student-centred and employment-focused approach making our graduates one of the most sought-after in the industry.

We are one of Australia’s leading providers of vocational education courses in the community care sector. 

We collaborate with top employers across Australia to help our graduates find new, rewarding careers in relevant industries. We are committed to your success.

As you work through your course, you’ll gain lifelong skills, practical expertise and valuable knowledge to help you thrive in your new role.

Why are childcare workers so in demand?

Australia is in the midst of a childcare worker crisis. 

Due to the growing demand for aged care workers in the last five years, many childcare workers have transitioned into new positions looking after older people. Unfortunately, this has left a considerable gap in the industry.

To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a well-documented overseas worker shortage. Consequently, fewer international candidates are available to fill employment gaps in the childcare sector.

Hundreds of jobs are advertised across Australia, and the demand will remain higher in the years to come.

The demand is so high that most people studying the Certificate III or Diploma of early childhood education and care courses secure employment even before completing their course.

What kind of jobs could I secure?

The potential job opportunities for early childhood educators are below:

  • Childcare workers
  • Family day-care workers
  • Childcare assistants
  • Nannies
  • Recreation assistants

What can I expect from the course?

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is nationally accredited and will give you the core skills you need to work in a childcare role. 

The program will be delivered over 30 weeks. We will also support you as you complete your vocational placement to get certified.

You can study online at your own pace. It means you can work from wherever you like and at a time that suits you.

In the course, you will learn:

  • Methods to support children’s growth and development.
  • Necessary skills to effectively care for children.
  • Ways to communicate with children and adults.
  • Techniques to promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Ways to identify at-risk children.
  • How to provide first aid in emergencies.
  • Workplace health and safety best practices.

All our accredited courses will provide you with the skills you need to be successful in your chosen career. 

Since our launch in 1998, we’ve helped over 4000 applicants secure careers with industry-leading employers across Australia. With a potential ROI of over 2000%, enrolling with us may be the best investment you’ve ever made.

As mentioned, childcare employers are seeking qualified professionals passionate about the early childhood education and care industry. So if you’re an individual that cares about the education and development of children, now is the time to make a difference.

If you want to get involved, find more information about our accredited Certificate III Child Care course here.

Want to get in touch? We’re always open for a chat! 

Contact us today to ask any further questions you may have.


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