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COVID-19 update: Our Early Education and Care Centres and Family Day Care educators are currently operating as normal. Our Institute staff are continuing to train students and are accepting new enrolments. 

Head office in Lawrence Street Toowoomba, including our Toy Library, is closed until further notice due to flooding.

 Toy Library for Crows Nest coming soon! 

All other operations of the business are as per usual, with staff working remotely.  If you require any assistance please contact our reception on 07 4633 8400.

Training Institute

Looking to make your next career move into or within the early childhood sector? The Kath Dickson Institute can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Established in 1996, the Kath Dickson Institute is a registered training organisation (RTO 5394) specialising in nationally recognised early childhood qualifications throughout Queensland. We want you to succeed, that’s why our approach to training is practical, supportive and flexible. You will be assigned your own trainer who will work with you to ensure you acquire the hands-on skills you need for your chosen role. They will provide support as and when you need it, in person, on the phone and by email.

The Ipsos Public Affairs 2019, Australian vocational education and training statistics report shows:

  • 88.5% of students had an improved employment status – compared to a National Average of 65.8%
  • 60.1% of previously unemployed students gained employment after training with Kath Dickson Family Centre – compared to a National Average of 46.8%
  • 40.9% of students enrolled in further training after graduating – compared to a National Average of 30.3%
  • 95.3% of students would recommend us as Trainers – compared to a National Average of 88.9%
  • 100% of students were satisfied with the Assessment – compared to a National Average of 89.2%

Kickstart your career in early childhood

Open the doors to a new career in a child care centre or family day care with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Upgrade your career in early childhood

Enhance your early childhood knowledge and skills with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Become a leader in the early childhood sector

Develop the practical skills required to manage an early childhood service with the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.

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Professional Development

Workshops and sessions ideal for updating your early childhood industry knowledge and skills.

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First Aid and CPR Training Courses

Complete a one-day first aid course with us to gain the confidence and skills to respond to emergencies in an early childhood setting.

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I had been working in retail for many years and decided I would like to change my career path. I did some volunteer work at a child care centre and found that my love for working with children grew each time I was with them……..I felt like I had found my real passion! Kim Adams was my trainer and she supported me through my studies the whole way.
Joanne Warner

Thank again Rachael [Williams] for everything! You were such a brilliant help, a great support and an even better trainer. I always feel so welcomed and supported when I come into Kath Dickson Family Centre. I will definitely be recommending Kath Dickson to any friends in the future for their studies!
Coby Broom

Contact us

Kath Dickson Family Centre Head Office
2 Lawrence Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350

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