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Shaping tiny minds
Talia relies on a team of passionate educators to support the children at Guardian Childcare Centre — including several trainees still learning the ropes.
She says childcare trainees are an important part of the business, bringing energy, motivation and up-to-date knowledge into the workplace.
While at work, trainees receive loads of support from experienced colleagues and paid time to complete their formal studies.
What do early childhood educators do?
- Care for young children and ensure a safe and fun team environment
- Run activities to encourage learning and play
- Teach basic life and social skills
- Communicate effectively with parents and families
See more careers you might love if you're passionate about caring for others.
How much does it cost?
What is subsidised training?
If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, you may be able to pay reduced course fees.
If your training is subsidised, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you. The money goes straight to your training provider, so you can focus on your training.
Check your eligibility now.
Get support to study
Financial support and learning support are available to help your start, maintain and finish your studies.
Fee concessions, scholarships and grants, VET student loans and living allowances can help with study and living costs while you’re training. If you're doing an apprenticeship you're paid a wage, and your employer may also help out with other costs.
See what support is available.
Where are the jobs?
South Australia needs heaps of different types of people, but the ones we need most will have trained for a skilled career.
Defence, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity are shaping up as big industries for South Australia and over the next few years, 42 out of the 50 careers predicted to have the highest growth will need technical skills, like the ones you get through an apprenticeship.