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Traineeships -  
Early Childhood Education
& Care / Childcare

Childcare is an in-demand employment sector where you can explore multiple career pathways whilst doing rewarding work that makes a real difference to people's lives.


These courses open up a number of entry level and managerial roles in a variety of settings, including; long day care, childcare centres, occasional care, playgroup, kindergarten or a preschool program.


Both of these courses can be completed through either face-to-face classroom based training, or a workplace based traineeship.



Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

For those new to the industry, or looking to fomalise the qualification. This foundational course covers the core skills and knowledge working effectively in an early education environment.



Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

For those who have completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, this is the ideal qualification for upskilling in to team leader, supervisor or manager roles.



Grow your career and your income, with a traineeship and combine paid employment with on-the-job training to gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Gain first-hand insight into the day-to-day work, and expectations of employers, in your desired line of work, while you study.

Acquire real-world skills, knowledge and experience that will contribute toward your resume and make you more attractive to employers.

Get paid while you train in valuable industry-specific skills.

Combine a mix of formal theoretical learning and practical training in the workplace.

Get access to mentors, both from our experienced trainers and workers in the workplace

Ensure you are up to date with current practices and skills used within industry


Receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification

You can do a traineeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as a mature-aged persowishing to change careers. You can even begin your traineeship while you're still at school.



Nurture your workforce capability by training new talent and developing current talent with subsidised specialist on-the-job training.

Increased the efficiency and productivity of your staff

Save money on recruitment, by upskilling the staff you already have

Inject new and enthusiastic talent by upskilling candidates that are new to the field

Develop loyal staff that know your business, work environment, standards and customers

Retain staff by recognising the skills your workforce already has, and offer a career progression pathway through upskilling

Strengthen staff knowledge and skills

Provide mentors to employees through our skilled trainers 

Utilise professional trainers that can tailor training to your specific requirements

Take advantage of wage subsidies through incentives, subject to eligibility criteria*

Six Reasons Childcare & Early Learning Centres Should Consider Traineeships

Childcare and early learning centres play a crucial role in the development and well-being of young children. In Western Australia, as in many parts of the world, these centres are in high demand. To maintain high-quality childcare services and ensure the best outcomes for children, it's important to invest in the professional development of childcare workers. One effective way to do this is by offering traineeships to aspiring early childhood educators. Here are six reasons why.

1. Address the Skills Shortage and Build a Skilled Workforce

There's a shortage of qualified and experienced early childhood educators. Traineeships provide a pathway for individuals interested in the field to gain the necessary skills and qualifications, centres to develop a highly skilled and competent workforce, and ultimately benefits the industry as a whole by maintaining high standards of care and education and expanding the pool of qualified professionals


2. Cost-Effective Workforce Solution

Unlike fully qualified educators, trainees can be paid at a lower rate while they gain practical experience and complete their studies. This can help centres manage their budgets more effectively, especially when faced with financial constraints.


3. Increase Employee Loyalty

Trainees who complete their programs within a childcare center are more likely to stay with that center as fully qualified educators. This can result in increased employee loyalty, reduced turnover rates, and a stable, experienced workforce. Lower turnover rates also reduce recruitment and training costs for the center.


4. Tailor Experience to your Needs

Traineeships allow centres to provide a tailored learning experience to their trainees. They can align training programs with the specific needs and goals of the center, ensuring that trainees develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in that particular environment. This approach can lead to better-prepared educators who are familiar with the center's policies and procedures.


5. Meet Regulatory Requirements

Employing appropriate numbers of trained and qualified staff is a crucial part of meeting regulatory requirements. By offering traineeships, centres can work towards fulfilling these regulatory obligations while simultaneously building their future workforce.


6. Financial Incentives are Available

Early childhood educators are a priority under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System. Current financial incentives for employers can be viewed below.


By investing in traineeships, centres not only support the growth and development of their trainees but also contribute to the overall quality and sustainability of the childcare industry in W.A. It's a win-win that ensures a brighter future for both early childhood educators and the children they care for.

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  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Location
    Theoretical course work and training will be delivered at: Greenhouse Education Level 1, Eastbrooke Mirrabooka Health Hub 8 Sudbury Rd Mirrabooka WA 6061 10 Avior Ave Jandakot WA 6164 Unit 15, 61 Ocean Keys Boulevard CLARKSON WA 6030 This area is accessible via Public Transportation. To plan your Journey, click here.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Delivery Schedule
    This course consists of 17 units, 15 core and 2 elective units. ​ Delivery Schedules will be based on your enrolment date, you will receive a training plan which outlines your delivery schedule.
  • Early Childhood and Education - Fees and Payment
    From 1st January 2023 this course is a part of the 'Free in ’23 program', which has now been extended in to 2024. The course fees for this course will be 100% subsidised by WA state government for eligible students. Eligibility criteria: an Australian citizen; or a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790 or 820; a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790. visa subclasses 449 and 786, which are currently used for Ukraine and Afghan nationals; secondary holders (spouses and dependents) of a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) bridging visas A, B , C and E where holders have work rights and have made a valid application for a Permanent Protection Visa (subclass 866). A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023. Please note that existing worker trainees are not eligible for the fee-free arrangements. Eligible Period: Courses started after 1st January 2023. The current fees for this course are based on the West Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current VET Fees and Charges Policy. To view the VET Fees and Charges policy, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development website at Please note: The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Download the FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Study
    To complete your CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with Greenhouse Education you will have to complete both the theory and practical placement components that are required. The classroom aspect of the course is delivered face-to-face in a our purpose built, community service specific classroom environment, 2 days per week, for 30 weeks. To successfully complete your CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will also need to complete workplace-based experience within a registered Early Learning Childcare Centre for 5 weeks.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Course Details
    This course runs for a period of 30 weeks in total (2 days per week) with 5 weeks of pratical work placement (inclusive of the 30 weeks). The course is a mix of workshop learning and practical on the job training and assessment. This course has classes starting each month. For a specific start date please contact one of our team members. You will be allocated a highly experienced and qualified Trainer / Assessor who, in addition to delivering your class will also provide support over the phone, via email or face-to-face as required. During your enrolment process you will be guided through all training and assessments, in detail, to ascertain what units are most suitable to your needs and what support strategies are necessary to assist you in completing your qualification.
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