Love education and children? Study early childhood education

Learning what you love is not just child’s play. We’ll support your early childhood learning journey and give you the tools and industry links to get a job.

If you love being around children of all ages and you’re ready to take on a rewarding career in Child Care, VFA Learning can teach you everything you’ll need to become a qualified Child Carer. From creating activity programs to experiencing first-hand practical placement in real environments, you’ll have access to the best-qualified instructors to help you to achieve and make a real impact in shaping our next generation.

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Career in Demand

Australia’s early learning sector is a large industry employing over 163,000 early childhood educators*. And with the Governments priority to increase access to childcare, there’s strong, ongoing demand for qualified, skilled workers to take on the roles of early childhood educators and teachers. The number of service providers continues to grow annually, and the demand for early childhood professionals is expected to remain strong.

* Sum total of Childcare Workers, Child Care Centre Managers and Early Childhood Teachers in Australia – Labour Market Insights

Earn While you Learn

If you are starting in the early learning profession without any existing qualifications in the field, we can help you become a trainee. A childcare employer can offer you a position under a traineeship, so you can work, gain experience and earn a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.

Traineeships are available to people of all ages and stages of life, including high school students and those wanting to start, change or advance their careers.

Fit Study in With Your Life

If you want a flexible learning environment, we’ve got you covered. We’ve developed a blended option for our Certificate IV and Diplomas and courses. Our courses are a mix of theoretical and practical learning. Learn theory online during the week when it suits you, and get lots of hands-on, real-life practical experience during your studies.

If you have questions or want more information on options that suit your learning needs, our highly experienced Course Consultants are here to help.

Step into a career you’ll love


Percentage of VFA Graduates employed after 6 months

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Tailored student support

Unlike other organisations, VFA Learning has dedicated staff to assist with organising your practical work placements. We also support students when they complete on-the-job training with regular visits to the workplace by a qualified early Childhood Assessor.

Flexible Learning

Enjoy our ‘Flipped’ blended learning model, designed to allow more flexibility with your study. Our approach enables you to work while you obtain your qualification.

Be Ready to Work

Within 6 months of graduating, 77% of VFA Learning Early Childhood students are in employment. Once qualified, your services will be in high demand, and you can begin working in childcare centres around Australia.