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Traineeship program for early childhood educators

We are partnering with Chisholm Institute of TAFE to create 200 new jobs for early childhood education services.

A joint initiative between the department, Jobs Victoria and Chisholm Institute aims to create 200 new early childhood education jobs in Victoria.

The Jobs Victoria Early Childhood Educators Traineeship Program will give early childhood services the chance to engage one or more trainees next year.

While gaining practical skills in the workforce and earning an income, trainees will also undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Through the program, Chisholm Institute will find trainees who are ready to work and contribute valuable skills to services across the state.

Employers interested in recruiting trainees through the program can attend an upcoming online information session to learn moreExternal Link .

About the program

Through the program, trainees can access up to $2,500 in Australian Apprentice training support payments for a one-year traineeship. Trainees may also be eligible for a further $4,000 in milestone-based training support payments from Chisholm Institute.

Trainees will complete a Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, under the Free TAFE programExternal Link , while undertaking a paid traineeship in an early childhood education service.

The program focuses on providing opportunities for people who are:

  • long-term unemployed or at risk of being long-term unemployed
  • under 25 or over 45 years of age
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Victorians
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • women.

People interested in becoming trainees can attend an online information session to learn moreExternal Link .

Interested applicants can apply now through Jobs VictoriaExternal Link . Places are limited.

Find out more

For more information, refer to Jobs Victoria Early Childhood Educators Traineeship program Chisholm TAFEExternal Link .

Reviewed 18 January 2023

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