If you enjoy working with children under six, Melbourne Polytechnic’s range of Early Childhood courses offer a range of qualifications in childcare. You will learn about infant care, supporting children’s play and learning, nutrition, co-operative behaviour and how to identify young people at risk.
Your training will also provide you with an understanding of running a centre and supervision of staff, designing and implementing programs, coordination and advocacy for the rights of children. We cover first aid, occupational health and safety, how to work with families from all backgrounds and the legal and ethical frameworks. With our fully equipped practical rooms, you’ll have real-world experience in childcare before you graduate.