TAFE NSW tipped to play critical role in next generation of ECEC

TAFE NSW tipped to play critical role in next generation of ECEC

by Freya Lucas

February 16, 2022

As workforce shortages continue to impact the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector Early Childhood Australia NSW President Carol Burgess has commented on the urgent need to train more educators, saying that TAFE NSW – Australia’s largest provider of early childhood education training – is ideally positioned to do just that.


Ms Burgess’ comments come as new data from Deloitte Access Economics has revealed that early childhood educators will be one of the fastest growing professions in the coming years, expected to grow by 16.2 per cent by 2024-25. 


“The early childhood sector provides many opportunities for people to grow in their career,” said Ms Burgess.


“Someone who enjoys working with children and who wants to make a lasting impact on their lives can have such a fulfilling career in early childhood education and TAFE NSW is an important part of training our future workforce.”


TAFE NSW Team Leader for Early Childhood Education and Care Justine Poidevin said early childhood educators enjoyed a rare mix of job security and job satisfaction.


“If you have a TAFE NSW early childhood qualification you will walk straight into a job, which will be even more valuable in the post-COVID jobs market,” she added.


“TAFE NSW arms graduates with the practical skills and work experience to make an immediate impact in the job and help shape young hearts and minds.


To learn more about studying early childhood education at TAFE NSW, call 13 16 01 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au