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Demand for childhood educators ‘booming’

Thursday, 15th March, 2018

TAFE NSW Broken Hill Early Childhood Education and Care Head Teacher, Fiona Westcott. TAFE NSW Broken Hill Early Childhood Education and Care Head Teacher, Fiona Westcott.

The early childhood education industry is thriving, says a local teacher, and now is the time to embark on a career that will keep you in work.

TAFE NSW Broken Hill Early Childhood Education and Care Head Teacher, Fiona Westcott, said the industry was experiencing a huge boom, and that had resulting in plenty of jobs.

“Australian Government statistics reveal that Australia-wide demand for child care is already constrained and with forecasted growth of 28 per cent across the state between 2016 and 2036, this demand is only going to increase,” said Ms Westcott. 

“In Broken Hill and western NSW, the current demand for child care just can’t be met,” she said. 

“Consumers want new services and the creation of many new services will create more employment opportunities.

Ms Westcott said that a TAFE NSW Early Childhood Education and Care short course was the perfect way to get a start in the industry. 

“We also have a range of courses which are perfect for those already employed in child care who want to upskill with ambitions for career progression.

“Employers recognise the importance of specialist training and these short courses look great on your resume. The best part is you can study a short course when it suits you, at one of our campuses, online or in your workplace.” 

Enrolments were now open for a number of short courses including: Child Protection, Early Childhood Fundamentals, Early Childhood Inclusive Practices and Early Childhood Quality Practices.  

(For more information about the range of short courses available at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601).

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