Child and Family Services

Nurturing your career in the early childhood and education industry

Are you passionate about working with children and making a difference in their lives? Are you actively interested in education and support for children and families in Australia? Early childhood and education industries have a large range of employment options which could see you working with children in education, child care or with families who require support.

North Coast TAFE offer a range of courses in early child care and education. Both full qualifications and short courses are all offered within our purpose built child care facilities such as full service, operational Day Care Centres.

Top 5 careers under Child and Family Services

Early Childhood Educator / Child Care Worker
Early Childhood Service Director / Child Care Centre Manager
School Aged Education and Care Educator
Teachers' Aide
Nanny

What kind of students pursue this career?

  • Love working with children
  • Professional and ethical
  • Patient
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Alert and observant
  • Able to manage stress and conflict
  • Passion for human and social rights

 

Many options on offer in the early childhood and education industry

If you are inspired to have a positive impact on the lives of the people you work with, then explore the categories below to find your area of interest. We offer a range of courses and qualifications to suit everyone who wants to join or develop in this exciting industry full of life changing experiences.

Early Childhood

Possible career outcomes:

  • Early Childhood Service Director / Child Care Centre Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator / Child Care Worker
  • Early Childhood Group Leader
  • Nanny

Early Childhood  

Out of School Hours Care

Possible career outcomes:

  • School Aged Education and Care Educator
  • Child Care Assistant

Out of School Hours Care  

Education Support

Possible career outcomes:

Education Support  

Youth and Family Intervention

Possible career outcomes:

  • Refuge Worker
  • Residential Care Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Hostel Parent

Youth and Family Intervention  

"I'm very interested in watching how young people grow, they're going to be the future of our world..."

Byllie, Grafton Campus

Pick a category & get started on a career in the early childhood and education industry