All Open Colleges’ childcare and education courses can be studied in a flexible way, so you are able to schedule your coursework and assignments around family or work commitments. Whether you’re hoping to begin a career or looking to gain a higher qualification, Open Colleges has a range of nationally accredited courses to give you the skills to help others with their learning.

Start a career working with children or enhance your existing skills with these nationally recognised, accredited courses.

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This course will allow you to potentially take on a supervisor or management role in early childhood education and care, preparing you to establish a safe and healthy environment and design and evaluate programs for children.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Suitable for those with some childcare experience who are seeking to formalise their knowledge, and also suitable for new entrants wanting to get started in Childcare.

If you're passionate about helping children achieve their potential, an accredited course could let you turn that passion into a profession as a teacher's aide.

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Certificate III in Education Support

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Become a Teachers' Aide  in primary or secondary schools with this nationally recognised qualification.