Always wanted to get a qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care, but want to work and gain hands-on experience while you study?
TAFE Queensland has a workplace training program which sees teachers go into childcare centres to teach and assess students directly, rather than on campus in a classroom.
Early Childhood Education and Care teacher, Summer Woolf said on-site training is a positive experience for both students and employers.
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“The benefits for the students that are learning in the workplace is that they have a balance between learning practical skills and their theory,” she said.
“Workplace delivery is supportive of both the employer and student. It’s a great balance, with employers able to train their new staff the way they want to train them, but they also have the benefit of teachers from TAFE coming in and giving them the support.”
Sunkids Assistant Educator Porter Jackson said he has enjoyed the program as he can put the skills and knowledge he has learned to the test.
“Being able to be in the workforce while studying has been helpful because I can implement what I am learning at TAFE straight into work,” he said.
Learn more about TAFE Queensland’s workplace training delivery model for Early Childhood Education and Care in the video below:
TAFE Queensland can deliver on-site training, and can customise bespoke programs to suit individual or company requirements. For more information, contact Judi Vickerman via phone on 07 5581 8302 or by email at Judi.Vickerman@tafe.qld.edu.au