Community Services

Children's Services

Children's Services

Working with children at school age or early childhood is a rewarding career choice. It’s a great opportunity to help children be creative, independent and constructive.

Children’s Services qualifications are designed to help you find employment in jobs such as child care and day care workers, preschool assistants and out of school hours care workers. In 2014 TAFE SA provided the state’s children’s services sector with over 400 graduates and provided Professional Development to those currently in the workforce.

The Children’s Services program also offers professional learning options that can be tailored to your specific needs including Workforce design, upskilling and recognition, accredited qualifications, mentoring, personalised learning, workshops, conferences and study location. Enquire here for your free 2hr Moving Forward consultancy.

Education Support qualifications will prepare you for work as a School Support Officer (teacher assistant) in a pre-school, a primary school or a high school. Our courses are designed to help people who want to assist teachers to facilitate student learning in public, private and community education settings as well as learning how to assist students with disabilities, supporting students with literacy and numeracy and facilitate computing skills.

Pathways to University - Completion of TAFE SA’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma of School Age Education and Care provides credit transfer points into University courses. More information on University Credit Pathways.


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Alicia McInnes
Child care worker

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates in Children’s services courses can work with children, from babies to 12-year-old children in day-long care, pre-school/kindergarten, occasional care, family day care, play groups, out-of-school-hours care and vacation care. The diploma course may assist in gaining entry into university.

Graduates in the education program can assist teachers in the classroom and work with children from three to 15 years old (K-10). Employment may also be gained in Indigenous, ethnic/multicultural or special-needs schools and language-intensive schools working one-to-one or with groups.


Children’s Services Program Enquiries
Email: Childrens Services Studies
Phone:8207 9690

Education Support Program Enquiries
Email: Education Support
Phone:1800 654 274