The best start for your career in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education can be a very rewarding career path. You are given the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of young children and overcome daily challenges that will see you reach new heights in both your personal and professional development. Undergoing a course, to gain a qualification in early childhood education, is a great way to start your career in childcare. There are 3 main courses that you can study in early childhood education that can take you to different levels in your career.

Level 1

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have never worked in childcare you can start by enrolling in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. As long as you are actively working towards completing your Cert III you can also apply for a role as an Educator, allowing you to earn while you learn. A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care should take around 12 to 18 months to complete and once obtained you can continue to work as an Educator with children in all rooms from Nursery to Kindergarten.

Level 2

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The next step in a career in Early Learning is enrolling in a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. A Diploma will take 1 to 2 years to complete however you can continue to work as an Educator whilst studying. If you meet the criteria stated by ACECQA, you may also like to consider working as a Lead Educator while completing your Diploma. Edge provides you with an allocation of paid study hours to help you complete your Diploma faster. Once you have completed your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you may like to work towards various promotions such as a Coordinator, Educational Leader, or Centre Director.

Level 3

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

If you have a passion for Early Childhood Education and you love working in the Kindergarten room, a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education will be suited to you. A Bachelor will take from 3 years to complete full-time or from 6 years to complete part-time, depending on the course you choose to enrol in. Once you have completed your Bachelor you will be a certified Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) and will be able to positively contribute to the educational program and practice within the Kindergarten room, and across the centre. Our Early Childhood Teachers are also valued members of our Centre Leadership Team and are offered special benefits.

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Become trainee and earn your Cert III

As a trainee, you will learn on the job while studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. With in-centre practical training each week you will be able to apply your learning to real-world scenarios. You will receive exceptional mentoring and support as you complete your Cert III with KKTC and Edge. At Edge, Trainees are paid above award wages and the cost of your Cert III is free! Limited Traineeships are available at each centre. Apply now to discuss availability at your nearest Edge centre.

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What our team says about working at Edge

Why our team loves Edge

“Not many services I have worked in the past have had the CEO visit their services let alone be a part of meetings and/or training. I did not expect to be a director as originally I only wanted to work in Brisbane as a casual however I loved the opportunities I have been given and enjoy the challenges that I have faced.”
Ashleigh, Centre Director at Montague Rd
“I was inspired even more and by the way Edge has their approach to learning, the culture and strength of the team also. I am very impressed and excited to learn more as I go on and gain even more knowledge than what I have and I have to thank Edge for the opportunity to embrace my passion for education and the framework to ensure the children are getting the best possible start.”
Kim, South Brisbane
“The reason I love working for Edge is because I align 100% with what the Edge vision is. I am very thankful to be part of a centre that is current in regards to environments, practice and programming! Incredible right! I absolutely love that there are many avenues in either educational and finances that are available to people that want to pursue and develop more!”
Jayne, North Pimpama
“Having been in the industry for 20 years and working in the classroom, I was feeling as though I needed a new lens, that I had something else to offer the industry. I am now educational leader at our centre and really enjoying the new challenge of bringing our centre up to best practice and supporting our wonderful staff to achieve this.”
Roxy, Educational Leader at Aroona

Ready to start your career with Edge?

We’re currently undergoing a major growth phase and therefore have numerous centres under construction, scheduled to open soon. Send us your details by registering your interest below with your Resume and Cover Letter attached and we’ll contact you when your perfect position comes up.

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Edge Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that understands the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for our educators and families. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a barrier-free recruitment process.

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