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Calling all qualified early childhood teachers

As an Australian-first initiative, the expansion of the sector through the introduction of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten presents an exciting opportunity for qualified early childhood teachers to take up a teaching position in Victoria.

Victorian Early Childhood Teacher Financial Incentives program

You could be eligible for:

  • a financial incentive of between $9,000 to $50,000
  • relocation support to take up a teaching position at a selected service delivering Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Areas where incentives will be available, include hard-to-staff services in metropolitan Melbourne, and regional and rural Victoria.

More incentives will be available if you are a qualified early childhood teacher, but not currently working in the Victorian early childhood sector and are interested in joining - or re-joining - during this exciting time.

If you choose to join or re-join the sector, you’ll get access to extra professional support to help develop your career. This is in addition to the wealth of new professional support and resources available to all Victorian early childhood teachers with the roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Relocation support will also be available if you need to relocate within, or to, Victoria.

Continue to give children the best start in life - come and join us now.

Register your interest

More information on the types of incentives and eligibility requirements will be available in the coming months.

Be the first to know by registering your interest via the form below.

For information on how to join or re-join the Victorian early childhood sector visit our Early childhood teaching page. 

This Data Collection Statement outlines how personal information will be handled as part of the Early Childhood Teacher Financial Incentives program. 

Read the full data collection statement

This collection statement explains how your personal information will be handled by DET for the purposes described.

About the Victorian Early Childhood Financial Incentives Program

The Victorian Government is offering financial incentives of between $9,000 to $50,000 for qualified early childhood teachers to take up a teaching position in a service delivering Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) is seeking expressions of interest from qualified early childhood teachers who would like to receive further details on the types of incentives and eligibility requirements.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) will host information on the program and collect contact details, on behalf of DET, for the purposes of informing interested early childhood teachers of the available incentives and eligibility criteria.

What personal data is collected

When you register, you will need to provide your first name, last name (optional), postcode, email address and mobile number.

All information collected will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Data and Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (the PDP Act), the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) (the HR Act) and the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

Purpose and use of data collected

This information helps DET contact people who have registered their interest about the Victorian Early Childhood Financial Incentives Program (the incentives program) to provide them with more information about the program once available.

Aggregate data (number of registrations) and de-identified postcode data will be used to evaluate the program and inform the development of communication materials.

Who accesses this data

DPC are the owners of the web platform collecting the data. The data will be used by specific staff within DET who are assisting with the incentives program. The data will be used to communicate with you about the incentives, for evaluation and communications research purposes related to the incentives program and where otherwise permitted by law.

Will my information be secure? 

Your personal information will be managed securely and consistency with Victorian Privacy laws. The data is collected on DPC’s content management system, Drupal 8. Any information that you provide is stored on Amazon Web Services servers, located in Sydney, Australia before being transferred to a secure restricted location in DET’s SharePoint system.

Only those closely involved in the project will have permission to access the information stored on SharePoint, who will use and disclose it in accordance with this notice.

For more information regarding access to personal information or DET’s handling of personal information please read DET’s Privacy Policy.

For further information on this project or the information in this statement or to request access and correction of personal information, contact the Kindergarten Reform Implementation Division on early.childhood.jobs@education.vic.gov.au.

What if I don’t provide all required information?

If you do not provide all or part of the information requested, the Department may not be able to contact you regarding your enquiry. Please contact the Kindergarten Reform Implementation Division on early.childhood.jobs@education.vic.gov.au if you wish to use an alternative mechanism to the online form.

Reviewed 20 June 2021

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