Child Care Courses: Full-Time Vs Part-Time

Child Care Courses: Full-Time Vs Part-Time

Wondering whether you should study your Child Care course full-time or part-time? Don’t worry, there is no right or wrong answer here. It’s simply a matter of choosing what’s best for you and what fits with your lifestyle. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each form of study and see if we can help work out the right choice for you…

Full-Time Study

  • Jump right into the world of child care with both feet and enjoy being totally immersed in student life, with no distractions! You’ll be on campus for the majority of the week, and you will be living and breathing Child Care, enabling you to stay totally focused and absorbing everything the course has to offer. You’ll be networking with like-minded students, rapidly gaining knowledge through all the practical and theoretical teachings you require to become qualified in this vastly growing industry.

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  • Your time spent as a student will be shorter; which means of course, the sooner you qualify, the sooner your new career begins! If time is an issue for you and you have a strong requirement to get out there in the work force as soon as possible, then full-time study in Child Care is a great idea.
  • Your first pay cheque will come sooner! The sooner you get your studies behind you, the sooner you’ll be out in the work force earning regular pay cheques. How nice would that be?

Part-Time Study

  • Feel comfortable knowing that you can still earn an income and also manage to fit in some study hours when you elect to do the course part-time. For many people, there are domestic or lifestyle commitments or dependents that require regular income that just can’t be achieved when you are studying full time. By studying Child Care part-time, you can fulfil your financial obligations and still progress through a wonderful Child Care course that will give you fantastic employment options in the future.
  • Does the thought of full-time study scare you? If so, fear not; this is normal. Fortunately, once most people start their course they realise that there is no need to be frightened. Of course there are new commitments to adjust to and requirements to meet, but as with many things in life the fear can be bigger than the reality. However, if you do feel a little nervous about throwing yourself into full-time study, part-time may be an excellent way of dipping your toe in the water and slowly wading in. Keep in mind; if you do feel anxious about anything at all or have any questions, we have full-time Career Advisors on hand at all times to answer your questions. Remember, we’re here to help.
  • Perhaps you’re already working in an affiliated industry to Child Care, and part-time study may be appropriate for you to absorb even more information, appreciate its relevance and deepen your understanding of the work.

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Contact Hours:

  • Full-Time Child Care Students take classes on weekdays
  • Part-Time Child Care Students take classes over a selection of week nights and weekend hours. 

Your Final Decision

Reached a decision? If you are still unsure about which option would be best for you, call us on 1300 991 991 and talk to one of our friendly Career Advisors. They’ll be more than happy to discuss your personal situation in detail and provide advice on the courses available. You may even find that you’re eligible for VET FEE-HELP for our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Call now to learn more!

Sage Institute of Child Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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