SmartFees and TDP Learning have partnered to connect people working or intending to work in the childcare sector with a comprehensive range of professional development courses.
Through a one-on-one consultation, your TDP Learning advisor will discuss your career goals and how further education can assist you to get there. Once an appropriate course has been identified, your advisor can assist you through the enrolment process.
What courses are available ?
Through your TDP Learning advisor you will have access to a range of over 150 courses across a range of categories and industries. A sample of those courses are :
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
The industry is substantial. Research shows that 9 out of every 10 four year olds attend some type of formal care. There is general agreement among industry regulators that there is a critical need for long term strategies to recruit and retain a qualified workforce and to ensure that a career in childcare is satisfying, respected and financially viable.
Recent changes in government regulations, have increased staff/child ratios. And childcare workers must be qualified with (or working towards) a Certificate III in Early Childhood. 50% of all staff directly supervising children must hold or be working towards a Diploma of Children Services. This qualification is your stepping stone to ensure you are a qualified worker within the industry.
Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
Outside school hours care is designed to complement the school day, and provide an opportunity for children to relax and play in a supervised, educational and exciting environment. This course will teach you ethical and legal frameworks, health and safety, and cultural competence.
Support a child’s wellbeing, learning and development through the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care course. You will also learn to identify and respond to children at risk, support children to participate, work collaboratively and respectfully with children, support the holistic development of children, promote innovation in a team environment, and much more.
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Half of the staff in long day care centres need to hold a diploma-level childhood education qualification. Our specialised course will satisfy this requirement and give you an advanced understanding of all aspects of childcare, particularly from a management perspective.
Whilst developing positive and respectful relationships with children and fellow staff, you will reflect on and improve your own professional practice. You will also learn to establish a safe and healthy environment for children, foster their holistic development and wellbeing, nurture creativity, implement strategies, plans and curriculum for child inclusion, and provide emergency first aid response.
Certificate III in Work, Health & Safety
Do you assist with WHS in your organisation or are you looking to start a career in safety? The Certificate III in WHS will help you to secure a job in the occupational health and safety field in either the private or public sector.
The qualification is suitable for people who take on work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in addition to their main role. Work health and safety duties range from compliance and claims management through to introducing environmentally sustainable work practices.
Certificate IV in Disability
Do you want a job that can really make a difference? Show that you care about the rights and independence of others through our Certificate IV in Disability course. You will be able to provide support across a range of disability types, along with developing and implementing support requirements for people to sustain a quality of life.
Take a leap in your career to supervisor and coordinator roles. You will obtain the required skills to work within a relevant legal and ethical framework, maintain an empowering environment, facilitate skills development, communicate using augumentative and alternative strategies, and contribute to WHS processes.
Certificate III in Education Support
This qualification covers workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.
You will learn how to implement planned education programs, assist students in their learning and development, contribute to the safety and health of students and support students with additional needs.
Diploma of Leadership & Management
Start or advance a career at management level with a Diploma in Management. Develop a well rounded set of skills including, recruitment , leadership , budgeting and decision making . There are several alternative course options. Let your learning advisor help you find the one that's right for you.
Diploma of Business (Small Business Mastery)
The Small Business Mastery program gives you the key operational, strategic and management skills required to successfully manage or operate a small business. Offering practical training in a diverse range of areas, this nationally recognised Diploma of Business provides the key competencies needed to create a successful business operation.
TDP provided an open and honest service and did not push me into any decision. They were knowledgeable about the course content and colleges that they represent. I would recommend TDP to anyone seeking Higher Education. They really are nice people.”
Linda Howlett - Diploma of Management