Child Care

Child Care
Online learning option now available for some courses – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

With parents taking an average of 6.5 months off work after the birth of a child and most families having two working parents these days, quality child care has become a top priority for Australian families.

Parents are looking for safe, stimulating environments, where their children will develop into healthy, content and happy individuals who are well-prepared to take on the challenges of school. This means that child care workers who are highly competent, motivated, empathetic and nurturing are in high demand.

Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.

Fred Rogers

Child care accredited qualifications lead to a variety of career paths, including:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Child Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Assistant or Educator
  • Mobile Childcare Assistant or Educator
  • Nanny

Not sure where to start? Talk to us about the best pathway for you.

Whether it be into the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, or the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, all courses include work placement in a child care environment.

NSW Government Smart and Skilled subsidies are available for most of our accredited courses. We offer training tailored to you or your workplace in accordance with the training packages, including English Language support.

Please call 1300 845 888 to find out if you are eligible for NSW Government subsidies.


One of Sydney's largest community colleges, we have been meeting the life-long learning needs of the local community for over 70 years. We offer nationally accredited career training in Child Care, Aged & Disability Care, Business, Basic Work Skills, Leadership & Management and English Language skills for work and study. We also provide career guidance with our 1-day workshops in Job Readiness & Job Seeking.

  • Learn the way you want! Face-to-face, online, remote learning and self-paced options available for some courses.
    4 intakes per year - Feb, April, July & Oct
  • Multiple Campuses across Northern and Western Sydney - Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt & Hawkesbury.
    Mandatory work placements for Child Care, Aged Care & Disability Care organised on your behalf.
  • Access to NSW Government subsidies including Smart and Skilled, Adult Community Education and Skilling for Recovery/JobTrainer. Eligibility criteria apply.