Are you thinking of changing your career path? Or are you really unsure of what it is you want to do? At OCA, we understand. That's why we have created this Childcare Career Sampler course to give you a taste of your potential future and the study involved to turn your dream into a reality.
"I have never come across an online childcare course like this before! I really enjoyed the "taster format" of the course and it helped me to confirm that this is what I want to do in the future. I loved all the real-life videos that are included. Thank you to you and your team for all your help." - Hayley
Our Childcare Career Sampler course is the first step to a solid career in childcare, allowing you to sample the skills and knowledge you need to inspire and support children in a community setting. Our childcare industry experts have designed this course so you can experience "a day in the life of a childcare worker" whilst gaining an insight into the study involved in this career.
If you have a passion for children and think you would enjoy working in childcare, then you must do this online childcare course before investing in more expensive courses.
There’s a real shortage of suitably qualified workers in the early childhood sector. This childcare course can open up more exciting job prospects for you, and it's a great place to start your learning journey.
If you already work in the industry and you simply want to refresh your skills or enhance your knowledge, you've come to the right place. You will love our "real world" scenarios and industry videos.
Just imagine having a job that you love! This educational course will allow you to experience (via online learning) what it is like to be an Assistant Educator, Child Care Educator, Family Day Care Educator or Assistant, Mobile Childcare Assistant Educator, or Nanny.
More Content. More Skills. More Value.
All lessons are presented in step-by-step learning modules perfect for studying at a pace that suits your lifestyle. Once you’ve completed this career sampler, speak with your state department about completing any relevant checks and permissions that apply to the industry (i.e. a Blue Card needed for working with children). Then, you’ll be ready to embark on the next stage of your career.
Enrol now to get instant access to this online childcare career sampler and start studying immediately!
Why students love learning with us
We don't use dense academic text books. Instead, we design digestible step-by-step modules and high-quality video sessions, backed by 24/7 tutorial support. The lessons are all taught on demand, and assessments are generally short answer or multiple-choice and can be re-taken as many times as needed. They’re perfect for people with busy lives and families who want to better themselves while unlocking better opportunities.
We're CPD Accredited, which means each of our modules is globally recognised for Continuing Professional Development. Once you're done, you'll have CPD points ready if you want to take your study even further.
100% online and on-demand
Enrol at any time and study on your own terms. Assessments are designed to improve comprehension rather than test the recall of facts in a timed setting.
Dedicated round-the-clock support
We're here to help, whenever and wherever you need it. Access expert support from a tutor by email or phone (Mon-Fri) or reach us on live chat, 7 days a week.
Real world, industry-led learning
Our courses are designed in collaboration with institutions, employers and industry experts to equip you with practical, real-world skills that will advance your career and broaden your mind.
Choose how and when you pay for your course. Pay upfront with your credit card or Apple Pay, set up a flexible payment plan or use Afterpay or Latitude Pay to buy now, pay later.
CPD Accreditation and Digital Badge (Credential)
We are CPD Accredited. Completing CPD endorsed learning gives you CPD Points. These points are recognised by employers. You will receive evidence of your CPD points on your Certificate and digital badge issued by Credly.
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stands for Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge. Completing CPD endorsed learning gives you CPD Points. These points can then be used in your portfolio/resume or future career as a professional. Online Courses Australia is accredited with the CPD Service.
Digital Badge (Credential)
Along with your OCA Certificate, you'll also receive a Digital Badge (from globally recognised Credly
What will a Credly digital badge issued by Online Courses Australia do for you?
A quality credential clearly explains what you can do, what you did to earn this and who says you
earned it. It is more than a piece of paper.
Unlock your potential and enhance your professional opportunities with these features:
- The digital version of a credential is easy to share online.
- The digital version of a credential is secure.
- This is a trusted method for real-time verification; it is not self-reported.
- You'll see direct connections between skills and jobs.
Learn more about how this works
- Share your digital badge via LinkedIn and other social platforms
- Share your digital badge to a mobile wallet for on-the-job credential verification
- Customise your Certificate(s)
- Accept, view and share your digital badge in your local language
- Access labor market insights for your desired industry
- Childcare Assistant
- Childcare Worker
- Family Day Carer
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Recreation Assistant
- Professional Nanny
Course Delivery + Learner Support
Delivered 100% online, no classroom required
Instant access (simply enrol online, anytime)
Assessments are short answer and multiple choice
Fast turnaround on marking (within 1 business day)
One on one tutor support
Live chat, 7 days a week
Provide Care For Babies & Toddlers
Promote Children's Agency
Foster The Holistic Development & Wellbeing Of The Child In Early Childhood
Implement Strategies For The Inclusion Of All Children
Nurture Creativity In Children