Graduate Profile: Jordan Rayment – Unexpected Opportunities – Diploma and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Graduate Profile:  Jordan Rayment

Unexpected Opportunities –Diploma and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Jordan Rayment- Graduate Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Q. What were you doing before studying with VFA?

A. I was in school and completed Year 10. I was in VCAL, and my school gave me the opportunity to do a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care(ECEC) through a School based apprenticeship with VFA Learning Essendon Fields. I always wanted to work with children since I used to look after my neighbour’s children and I loved it.

Q. What made you decide to study Early Childhood Education and Care with VFA Learning?

A. It was the course that was offered and that I could do it from Year 11 onwards, I knew I had to give it a go and I enjoyed every moment of learning how to work with children.

Q. What was your experience of the course?

A. Throughout the year we had placement in childcare centre and during my second placement I got offered casual work, this was a great experience and helped me put everything that we learned into practice.

Q. What are you doing now?

A. Right throughout my Cert III and then my Diploma I worked casually at my second placement and I am still there today. I mainly cover breaks, but I have also been a room leader for the day. I have also just been offered a job in a children’s musical theatre company because of my Diploma in ECEC which is an amazing opportunity.

Q. Have you found the course to be practical and relevant to your work?

A. Very much so.

Q. Why would you recommend studying Child Care at VFA Learning?

A. The opportunities I got from placement, and all the help and support I got from my teachers and the whole VFA Team.

Q. Would you recommend VFA Learning to others?

A. Yes definitely because of all the help and support they give you. In the beginning, I fell behind but all the teachers gave me extra help to make sure I passed.