Short Courses

The Industry Graduates Academy Development Coaches are recognised industry experts in Early Childhood Education and Care. Their extensive practical experience and deep industry knowledge equip students with valuable insights and skills. Their guidance helps students develop an understanding of the topics, setting them up for success in their careers in early childhood education and care.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care

Study Method

Online
Online delivery – Online course content and assessments including live and interactive class style learning.

Start Date
Enrol anytime.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care – your ticket to success!

Uncover the must-have skills, job insights, and industry knowledge that will provide a firsthand look for a fulfilling path in Early Childhood Education and Care. Embrace the Introduction to Early Childhood short course to gain a grasp and understanding of the Early Childhood Industry. With a focus on essential knowledge, this course is your steppingstone to a successful career. Let’s get started on your journey today!

Ready to take charge of your future? Enrol now, and let online learning redefine your path!

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Topic 1:

Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education and Care: Understand the crucial aspects of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children under your care.

Learn about injury prevention strategies, hygiene practices, emergency responses, and nutrition essentials. As aspiring early childhood providers, you’ll gain the tools to ensure physical well-being and children’s safety.

Topic 2:

Effective Communication: Develop communication techniques that are essential for building strong relationships with children, their families, and your colleagues.

Communication is your superpower in the realm of early childhood education. Join us to master the art of communication with children, families, and colleagues. Acquire techniques for active listening, using language suitable for different age groups, and building strong partnerships. These skills will be your compass, guiding you toward creating an inclusive, nurturing environment where everyone thrives – a vital aspect of your future role in shaping young minds.

Topic 3:

Child Development: Explore the various stages of child development, understanding the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects.

In this course, we’ll delve into the captivating journey of early childhood development. Explore the details of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth, unlocking insights into how these components intertwine. As future educators, understanding these stages empowers you to support children’s holistic development, from their first steps to their friendships, laying the foundation for impactful teaching.

This course is ideal for individuals who are passionate about working with young children and are considering a career in Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Aspiring Early Childhood professionals
  • Recent school graduates
  • Anyone considering a career as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Early Childhood Teacher looking for a VET study and work qualification pathway.

This Short Course is designed to be flexible, allowing students to balance their studies with other commitments. The course is expected to be completed over a duration of 3 weeks. The estimated online study load is approximately 10 hours per week, making it manageable for those with busy schedules.

Option 1 Short Course Only $245
Includes:

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care course

  • Access to online assessments
  • Online resources 
  • Micro Credential Badge account
  • Micro Credential Badge added to your badge backpack.
  • Student support access 5 days per week
  • One on one coaching sessions regarding the Early Childhood Education and Care industry
  • Completion certificate
  • Access to ongoing Monthly Pre-Employment Academy Newsletter 
  • Access to tailored advice specific to your individual ongoing learning journey. 

Option 2 Workplace Skills Package $645

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Educator Essentials

Study Method

Online
Online delivery – Online course content and assessments including live and interactive class style learning.

Start Date
Enrol anytime.

Unlock an exciting pathway to success with our course, “Educator Essentials”.

Join us in exploring the captivating world of early childhood education through our user-friendly online platform. 

Imagine mastering the art of working collaboratively with families, crafting engaging learning experiences, and championing diversity and inclusion – all essential skills in the field.

Don’t miss this chance to work towards a fulfilling career or to explore if this path aligns with your aspirations!  

Enrol now to transform your future through online learning. Your journey to becoming an Early Childhood Education expert starts here!

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Topic 1:

Work in partnership with children’s families:  Understand the importance of collaboration between early childhood educators like you and families in supporting children’s holistic development. 

You’ll learn how to establish effective communication channels, build trusting relationships, and involve families in their children’s learning experiences. 

You’ll explore strategies for sharing information, setting goals, and addressing concerns in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner. 

Topic 2:

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning: Explore the vital role of play in children’s learning and development. You’ll discover how to design and implement developmentally appropriate play-based experiences that cater to children’s diverse interests, abilities, and learning styles. 

You’ll learn about different types of play, such as imaginative, constructive, and cooperative play, and understand how each contributes to cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. 

Topic 3:

Support inclusion and diversity: Explore the essential concepts of supporting inclusion and diversity within the early childhood and education industry. 

Understanding the importance of fostering a sense of belonging for all children, you’ll explore strategies to adapt curriculum, teaching methods, and classroom settings to accommodate diverse needs. By the end of this topic, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to promote an inclusive atmosphere that embraces every child’s unique background and abilities, fostering positive interactions and learning experiences for all.

This course is ideal for individuals who are passionate about working with young children and are looking to gain further insight in Early Childhood and Education. 

  • Aspiring Early Childhood professionals
  • Assistant Educators looking for a kick start to their next learning journey
  • Anyone considering a career as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Early Childhood Teacher looking for a VET study and work qualification pathway.

This Short Course is designed to be flexible, allowing students to balance their studies with other commitments. The course is expected to be completed over a duration of 3 weeks. The estimated online study load is approximately 10 hours per week, making it manageable for those with busy schedules.

Option 1 Short Course Only $245
Includes:

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care course

  • Access to online assessments
  • Online resources 
  • Micro Credential Badge account
  • Micro Credential Badge added to your badge backpack.
  • Student support access 5 days per week
  • One on one coaching sessions regarding the Early Childhood Education and Care industry
  • Completion certificate
  • Access to ongoing Monthly Pre-Employment Academy Newsletter 
  • Access to tailored advice specific to your individual ongoing learning journey. 

Option 2 Workplace Skills Package $645

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Centre Operations and Leadership

Study Method

Online
Online delivery – Online course content and assessments including live and interactive class style learning.

Start Date
Enrol anytime.

Get ready to boost your career with our Centre Operations and Leadership course. Designed to help you transition to or explore a new career with confidence, this program focuses on nurturing leadership skills to guide you towards a successful change. You’ll also gain valuable insights into leading and supporting your colleagues, along with essential management topics tailored for the early childhood sector.

Learn about leadership in a way that’s relatable and applicable, going beyond traditional roles.

Explore management insights designed specifically for the early childhood sector. Gain the know-how you need to meet the day-to-day demands of the industry, boosting your effectiveness and boosting your confidence.

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Topic 1:

Reflect on and improve own professional practice: Engage in self-reflection and exploration to enhance your professional practice within the early childhood and education field. 

You’ll learn to critically assess your teaching methods, interactions, and strategies, identifying areas for improvement. By analysing your strengths and areas that need growth, you’ll develop a personalized plan to enhance your skills and knowledge. You’ll also explore the importance of ongoing professional development and how to stay updated with the latest trends and research. Ultimately, this topic will empower you to continually evolve as an effective educator, ensuring the best outcomes for the children under your care.

Topic 2: 

Manage team effectiveness: 

Earn essential skills for effective team communication, collaboration, and problem-solving. 

You’ll explore strategies to motivate and inspire team members, delegate tasks, and handle conflicts constructively. Understanding the significance of a cohesive team, you’ll gain insights into fostering a positive work environment that promotes trust and mutual respect. By the end of this topic, you’ll be equipped to lead teams that work cohesively toward shared goals, contributing to an environment that supports the growth and development of children.

Topic 3: 

Meet approved learning frameworks: Understand the approved learning frameworks that guide early childhood education practices. 

You’ll explore frameworks that emphasize holistic development, curriculum planning, and assessment methods. You’ll learn to align your teaching practices with these frameworks to create enriching learning experiences for children. Through hands-on activities and case studies, you’ll develop the skills to create meaningful learning environments that cater to individual needs and foster children’s growth across various developmental domains. By the end of this topic, you’ll be well-versed in implementing approved frameworks to provide high-quality education and care to the children in your care.

This course is ideal for individuals who are passionate about working with young children and are considering a career in Early Childhood and Education. 

  • Anyone considering a career as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • A Lead Educator looking to develop employable skills as a leader for further career opportunities.
  • Early Childhood Teacher looking for a VET study and work qualification pathway.

This Short Course is designed to be flexible, allowing students to balance their studies with other commitments. The course is expected to be completed over a duration of 3 weeks. The estimated online study load is approximately 10 hours per week, making it manageable for those with busy schedules.

Option 1 Short Course Only $245
Includes:

Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care course

  • Access to online assessments
  • Online resources 
  • Micro Credential Badge account
  • Micro Credential Badge added to your badge backpack.
  • Student support access 5 days per week
  • One on one coaching sessions regarding the Early Childhood Education and Care industry
  • Completion certificate
  • Access to ongoing Monthly Pre-Employment Academy Newsletter 
  • Access to tailored advice specific to your individual ongoing learning journey. 

Option 2 Workplace Skills Package $645

Click here for more information!