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$349 $149

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 that you would enjoy working in childcare, then you have to 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 jobs prospects for you and its 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 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.

What will you learn during this childcare course?
Throughout this industry leading short course, you will sample everything there is to know including how to use an approved learning framework, facilitate compliance in an education and care service, how to promote healthy food and drink and much more. 

Why should you invest in this course? 
Succeeding in today's society requires a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. This course will show employers currency in your skills and knowledge and commitment in achieving career goals & becoming a better employee.

Please check with your state department for the relevant "checks/permissions" that may be required to gain employment in this industry (I.E Blue card for working with children).  

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQ's.

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What do I get at the end of my course?


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an Online Courses Australia Certificate of Achievement in Childcare Career Sampler. This can be printed upon request.

Digital Badge

Along with a certificate, you'll also receive a Digital Badge (from Gradbase). Not sure what this is?

What are Digital Badges?

Put simply, a digital badge is a virtual acknowledgement of a micro-credential, online course or professional achievement. Digital badges are portable, sharable and most importantly, verifiable. Think of it as a new way to demonstrate or prove you have completed a course.

Where is your digital badge stored?

Every student receives an online portfolio where digital badges can be stored. So, you can share this with prospective employers, friends and colleagues. You can store all your learning and certificates (from different providers) in one secure place.


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. Click here to find out more
CPD 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.

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  • Childcare Assistant
  • Childcare Worker
  • Family Day Carer
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Professional Nanny
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Sample extract from our online Childcare Careers Sampler course:

Caring for Babies and Toddlers

The Caring for Babies and Toddlers professional development topic explores the theory behind development milestones in infants and toddlers. Babies and toddlers have a right to experience quality education and care in an environment that provides for their physical and psychological well-being. 
This topic presents a foundation for babies and toddlers to grow and develop in a safe place. As your progress through this course you will gain an insight into the importance of relationships, individual routines and the physical environment. 
You will learn how to look after babies and toddlers.

Including how to:

  •           Promote safe sleep practices
  •           Provide positive nappy-changing and toileting experiences
  •           Promote safe and healthy mealtime environments
  •           Develop relationships with babies, toddlers and children

Promote Children's Agency

Throughout this topic you will learn about establishing learning environments that reflects children's interests and opportunities that stimulate their learning and development. Working with children is extremely rewarding not only for the children but for your own future development.  

As you progress through this topic you will gain an insight into opportunities for children to participate in play that involves both indoor and outdoor activities. As well as creating occasions for children to learn through play, you will gain an understanding about children who may need additional support and how you may be able to help them. 

These experiences include:.

    • Establish learning experiences relevant for children's interests
    • Provide opportunities that will stimulate a child's development
    • Design, implement and evaluate children;s learning experiences

Foster the Holistic Development and Well being of the Child in Early Childhood

Throughout this topic you will learn about the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and well-being of children from birth to 6 years of age.

As you progress through this course you will gain an insight into a range of knowledge and skills. This exciting topic presents fostering physical, social, emotional, cognitive, communication development and fostering an environment for holistic learning and development. .

Additional experiences include:. 

    • Foster physical development
    • Foster social development
    • Foster emotional development
    • Foster cognitive development
    • Foster communication development
    • Foster an environment for holistic learning and development

Implement Strategies for the Inclusion of all Children

Inclusion of all children is an essential quality. This topic will provide you with an insight int the skill and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant other to plan and implement support strategies where required. 

Throughout this topic, you will learn about promoting inclusion, respecting diversity, identifying children with barriers to learning, developing plans and implementing strategies for support and inclusion, and monitoring and reviewing strategies.

Other areas included in this topic will cover:

    • Promote inclusion
    • Respect diversity
    • Identify children with barriers to learning
    • Develop a plan for support and inclusion
    • Implement strategies to meet the child's additional needs
    • Monitor and review strategies

Nurture Creativity in Children

Nurture creativity in children is a wonderful thing. In this topic you will gain an insight into a range of open-ended natural and found materials that will help you to make them available to children. 

As you progress, you will develop understanding about equipment and materials necessary to support creativity. You will be able to encourage children to ask questions and assist them to find their own answers. You will be able to teach children techniques when using materials and equipment.

You will also learn how to:

    • Foster creativity through the physical environment
    • Foster creativity through the human environment
    • Foster creativity through a learning framework
    • Provide experiences
    • Evaluate experiences

If you would like to preview this online childcare course in more detail, click on DEMO above or call our team on 1300 611 404. You may also be interested in these similar childcare courses.

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