Accelerate your journey towards a cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care by completing these 8 modules. 
Take your time to complete the modules while preparing to work in the sector.  Engage in the tasks in modules 1 -3 and discuss your learning with your facilitator.  The reflective learning journal guides you to get the most out of your learning while taking part in any work experience or casual employment.  The journal is designed to inspire discussion with your facilitator and early childhood education and care centre, helping to develop the important skill of reflective practice.  

Early Learning - The Academy

Welcome to the ‘Thriving Futures – Training Academy’.  We are very excited to be part of your introduction to the Early Childhood Education world.  It is a very exciting and rewarding world where you can enjoy watching children grow in body and mind, and celebrate their achievements with them, their families and your co-workers.  

In this course we will provide you with some beginning knowledge to assist you to develop your understanding of what it means to be an early childhood educator, some of the rules and regulations you need to be aware of and get you started with some practical experiences.  The practical component of this course will help you connect the information we provide to the early childhood setting. 

This free course is a taster for beginning a career in early years’ education.  It is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the field before you begin studies in the area.  Although you will not achieve an accreditation at the end of this course, you will be well prepared to begin further study and have a head start for the successful completion of a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

The following reflective journal is to be completed during work experience or while taking part in casual work at an early childhood education and care centre.  I will take a period of time and experience to complete and should not be completed in one session only.  It is designed to help you to connect your learning during the online course to your practical learning/work experience/ casual work.  You can print out the journal and complete it by hand or you can complete it online.  If you complete it by hand you can attach as scanned documents/photos.  Please do print the page that asks for feedback and to record you time at the centre.  

You can attach the document and email it to this address, the link will be provided at the end of this course also so that you can make the most of all of the learning to complete the journal.

To download the journal as a PDF click here.