TAFE early childhood study helping meet demand boom

AS demand for childcare services across the state increases, TAFE NSW is delivering a pipeline of qualified early childhood educators to help fill the skills gap.

Auburn local and Ukrainian migrant Antonina Boiko is one of many TAFE NSW graduates joining the booming industry at the right time, with the number of early childhood workers in the Auburn and Parramatta region increasing by 41 per cent over the last year, according to the National Skills Commission.
After relocating to Australia in 2016, Antonina completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and now works as an Educator Assistant, with plans to study further.
“While it was difficult juggling being a mother and wife with work and study, and not learning in my native language, studying at TAFE NSW was the best thing I’ve ever done,” she said.
“The course not only helped me to get a job, it’s helped me in my role as a mother.”
TAFE NSW Head Teacher Molly Dutta said the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provided students with the hands-on skills they needed.
“Through theory and practical work, students learn how to create stimulating and safe learning environments and nurture creativity,” she said.
“No two days are the same in early childhood education, and the work is incredibly rewarding.”
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