As the population of Victoria continues to grow, so too does the demand for highly skilled childcare workers. More than ever, childcare centres are seeking out the best educators that are highly qualified and trained in early childhood education and care. Which is why obtaining the right qualification is crucial to both your employability and the education needs of children in childcare.
A long and rewarding career in childcare begins in the classroom. At ITHEA, our courses are structured to meet the standards of Victorian childcare centres. We give students flexibility with their studies, with both online and in-class study options available. Our courses are taught by industry professionals who have a wealth of experience working in early childhood education and care.
At ITHEA, we offer prospective students both the Certificate III and Diploma level courses. Both qualifications are highly regarded within the industry, and employers value the skills our students gain from studying our courses.
Real World Learning Environments
In order to obtain a qualification, all students are required to undertake practical placement at one of our affiliated long day care centres. Students enrolled in the Certificate must complete a minimum 120 hours of practical placement, while in the Diploma they must complete a minimum of 240 hours. Students are assessed in the workplace.
Prior to undertaking placement, students must have a valid Working with Children check.
Students undertake placement at Long Day care centres in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Increased Employment Opportunities
ITHEA is a member of the Australian Childcare Alliance of Victoria (ACAV) and we have established long-standing relationships with long day care centres around Melbourne. As such, our students and graduates of both courses are in high demand from our affiliated childcare centres.
Upon successful completion of their studies, many of our students receive employment offers from the centres they undertake placement at, or continue on to further study. With the job outlook in the industry increasing over the next few years, it is more important than ever that you receive the right education and training.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate or looking for a new challenge, a career in childcare is right for you. Gain valuable skills and training from industry leaders in real-world learning environments. For more information about our Early Childhood Education and Care courses, contact ITHEA today on (03) 9650 3900 or visit our website.
“I really couldn’t have asked for a better institute to complete my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. It’s been so amazing from the teachers to the friends I’ve made. The multi-cultural environment makes learning even more exciting and interesting.
The teachers are very experienced in their field and the classroom delivery system lays a strong foundation for people interested in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Special thanks to Suzie who is not just an amazing teacher but always willing to extend all the support when needed.”
NEW CRICOS Courses
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Disability, Diploma of Community Services, Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Business, Advanced Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Important changes to the student visa programme – from 1 July 2016
New student visa applicants
From 1 July 2016, there will be only one student visa available to study in Australia – the Student visa (subclass 500).
After 1 July 2016, if you want to study in Australia, you will need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500) regardless of your field of study.
The Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education has a new address
Level 11, 168 Lonsdale Street
Tel 03 96503900
Fax 03 96503199
The Victorian Training Guarantee
Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want.
The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level
qualification than they already hold.
There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.
Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?
You are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
- a New Zealand citizen
and are any of the following:
- under 20 years of age
- seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
- seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
- seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
- 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification
How many courses am I eligible for?
You are eligible to begin two government subsidised courses, as long as you are not doing any more than two government subsidised courses at a time.