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If you’re considering taking childcare courses to get your dream job working with kids, you may think that your options are fairly restricted to either the classroom or nursery. However, the truth is very different, as the skills this training gives you can be applied in a range of different professional scenarios. 

In this blog, we’ll be looking at five of the most exciting roles you can fill in a childcare setting, as well as showing you how easy it is these days to get the knowledge you need with modular, video-based training. So, if you’re sitting comfortably with a pen and notebook at the ready, we’ll begin.

Career #1 - Nanny 

The first career childcare courses give you access to the amazing position of nanny where professionals are employed to care for kids in the home. Spending many hours with children each day, it’s a well-paid position that often requires the person to live in. What’s more, nannies are in demand around the world, meaning your job could take you virtually anywhere you want it to. 

Career #2 - Au Pair

Similar in nature to the position of a nanny, an au pair is someone who looks after the children of a household, while living with the family. They will typically take care of the basic needs of the kids involved and may also provide home tuition. Additional duties may include cleaning and cooking and it’s another position that can take you anywhere in the world. 

Career #3 - Teacher’s Aide

Another of the choices open to those with qualifications from childcare courses is the rewarding role of teacher’s aide. In this capacity, you’ll offer support to teachers in primary, secondary and preschool settings, with the main responsibilities including lesson prep and child supervision. This is a great entry point for anyone with serious ambitions of becoming a fully-fledged teacher.

Career #4 - Day Care Provider

If you prefer working with very young children, then the next option - daycare worker - may be the right one for you. Most often working with kindergarten and preschool-aged kids, you’ll be teaching important life lessons like social skills, group play and you may even be asked to give bottles and change a nappy or two. For this reason and more, it’s one of the most sought-after roles in the childcare world. 

Career #5 - Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Assistant

The last on our list of careers opened up by child care courses is that of the Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Assistant. Typically working with kids before and after school times, your job is not just to supervise the children in your care, but also to provide educational tasks, games and other engaging activities. It’s work that’s much more fun and far less formal than school lessons. 

Supercharge Your Career With Flexible Courses From OCA

These have just been five of the many careers open to you when taking CPD-approved Childcare Courses from OCA and believe us when we say, there’s many more! At OCA, our courses are all modular and video-based, meaning a) they fit around your current obligations and b) they’re much more easily digested than traditional text-based training.

If you would like to know more about this or any of the training we offer, visit us today at There you’ll also see that we mean it when we say it’s affordable, due to the fact we offer a range of flexible payment options that let you spread out the cost.

However, if you’d like to speak to us before enrolling on any of our courses that cover more than 20 different industries, give us a call today on 1300 611 404 and we’ll be delighted to help in any way we can. 

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