Research and Academia

The early childhood sector offers a range of opportunities to progress your career, including research and teaching in tertiary settings.

AcademicLecturers, tutors, trainers and other educators in universities and TAFE institutions offer technical and vocational education and training and higher education. They help inspire and develop the next generation of early childhood professionals.

Academics who are researchers within the tertiary education system may conduct studies and field work aimed at improving practice and knowledge about early childhood and early childhood education.

For further information on a career in early childhood education and care, see: Careers