Certificate in Childcare

Have you ever been intrigued by the complexities of a child's mind? Or are you keen to understand the nutritional choices that can set the foundation for a child's lifelong health? If these questions spark your curiosity and passion to help children in Australia secure a brighter and healthier future, then the Certificate in Childcare course is your gateway to answers.
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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 300 hours to complete the course with self-paced learning, which has 3 key modules made up of 33 subjects.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Childcare
  • Children’s Services
  • Child Counselling
  • School Counselling
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Youth Work
Course Modules

Module 1: Child Psychology

  1. Introduction to Child Psychology
  2. The Newborn Infant
  3. States and Senses of the Infant
  4. Learning
  5. Emotions and Socialisation
  6. Cognitive Development
  7. Language Development
  8. Intelligence
  9. Socialisation - Part A
  10. Morality
  11. Sexuality
  12. Socialisation - Part B

This module aims to help you learn how to think critically, make observations of behaviour, and better understand how genetic and environmental factors can influence a child’s development. You will explore the different personalities of children and learn how best to adapt the way you interact and teach based on them. Discover if intelligence is genetically determined and how socialisation impacts a child. 

The module also aims to teach you how Freud’s, Harlow’s and Bowlby’s explanations of the formation of mother-child attachments differ, and how a child’s upbringing will impact their growth and development.

Module 2: Play Leadership

  1. Understanding Play
  2. Leadership Skills
  3. Planning Play Programs
  4. Child Development Through Play
  5. Play Safety
  6. Physical Play
  7. Social Play
  8. Adventure Play
  9. Play Apparatus
  10. Play Activities
  11. Special Project Planning an After-School Play Program

It is well-researched that uninterrupted play is important for a child’s social, physical and mental development. This module will explore how play encourages brain development, stimulates creativity, increases a child’s academic ability, and enhances quality of life through to adulthood. Discover the difference between physical play, independent play and social play.

You will develop an ability to evaluate a range of different play apparatus, including playground structures, toys, sports equipment, commenting on quality, safety features, appropriate applications and cost benefit. Learn the practical skills required to carry out a play leadership role in different situations and how to plan a supervised children’s play program.

Module 3: Children’s Nutrition

  1. Introduction to Child Nutrition
  2. Nutrition for Pre-Pregnancy
  3. Nutrition in Pregnancy
  4. Nutrition in Infants
  5. Nutrition in Childhood
  6. Nutritional Concerns
  7. Healthy Eating Behaviours
  8. Issues in Child Nutrition
  9. Childhood Obesity
  10. Diet Plans

This module provides a holistic approach to children’s nutrition, that explores not only what to feed children, but also pre-pregnancy and pregnancy nutritional requirements, how to manage food sensitivities and how to create healthy eating behaviours. You will learn practical skills so you can develop special diet plans (accommodating special dietary needs). Explore the most common concerns for children when it comes to diet and nutrition, how to minimise the risk of obesity, and how to encourage healthy eating throughout childhood.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 

Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Why this course?

This foundation course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in childcare or working with children, including practical hands-on experience and special projects.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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