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By supporting our people to develop new skills, we not only pave the way for career progression, but to also help our team grow and feel more confident in whichever early childhood role they choose to pursue. In addition to the experts within G8 Education, we have established partnerships with some of the world’s best early childhood educators to deliver training and education programs. 

Your development is our priority, which is why we will support you to start and develop a rewarding career that you love. We offer opportunities for growth through our programs, people and partnerships.

Kickstart, Grow And Excel Your Early Childhood Career With G8 Education

Considering a career in early learning?  We think that’s a great idea! This is why…

  • It’s a role with impact, so you can bring learning to life and help young minds grow
  • Earn while you learn with real world experiences
  • It’s a growing sector, offering great role security and many career pathway options
  • Our size and scale means you can find opportunities across Australia, so you can go wherever your heart leads….

Study Pathways Program

Our Study Pathways Program includes Certificate III and Diploma Early Childhood traineeships, and the Bachelor of Early Childhood Scholarship Program.

Benefits and Rewards:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Paid study time and/or practical placement 
  • Study through sector leading Registered Training Organisation and University partners
  • Fee free training through traineeships 
  • Dedicated Trainers and Mentors to support you 
  • Study bonuses and allowances through the Bachelor Program
  • Nationally recognised and accredited qualifications and degrees with Teacher Registration 
  • Be part of the G8 Education Trainee of the Year Awards!

*The above are subject to availability.


Kickstart your career in the sector and earn while you learn with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • School Based Traineeship opportunities for Year 10 and 11 students
  • Part Time and Full Time Traineeship opportunities for school leavers and career changers


Grow your career in the sector and earn while you learn with the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Part Time and Full Time Traineeship opportunities for Certificate III qualified team members


Excel your career in the sector to become an Early Childhood Teacher through our Bachelor Scholarship Program.

  • Offered to permanent, Diploma qualified team members

“Working with Children has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I was a little girl, I went to work with my mother who is a teacher and helped her out at her school, supporting children within their early learning years of school.

I chose to do my Diploma Traineeship because I feel there is no better way to learn than on the job, with consistent, hands-on, practical experience. I have grown so much since completing my Diploma. I have enhanced my current role, taken on leadership roles and worked alongside my Manager and Assistant Manager to support them.

My career goals have continued straight into starting my Bachelor within the G8 Scholarship Program, as I am always willing to learn more and build on my own skills and development.”

I chose Early Childhood Education and Care specifically the Certificate 3 traineeship pathway because a career in early childhood can be very rewarding, as it provides the opportunity to influence and shape the lives of young children and their families.

This traineeship has changed and impacted my growth enormously. As a shy, quiet person this opportunity has really made me ‘come out of my shell’, allowing me to take chances and not be afraid to speak out and make a difference.

Find current opportunities here or contact us via the enquire form below. 

Interested to find out more about our programs and opportunities?

Submit your details below and one of our friendly Study Pathways team members will be in touch.

    Study Pathways Partners

    Partnering with Sector Experts

    Semann & Slattery, one of Australia’s leading professional development providers in the early childhood education sector, has a long and strong partnership with G8 Education. Our current program, Teaching for Tomorrow, has been developed exclusively for our teachers.

    Medically trained child psychiatrist and member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, Dr Henderson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and a sought after contributor to TV, radio and print media worldwide. Our G8 Education team members have access to Dr Kaylene’s Raising Good Kids course, which focuses on supporting you to develop deep and meaningful relationships with children through practical and kind strategies. You can also engage with a suite of exclusive content, developed just for you, focused on child development, supporting parents and building positive interactions.

    As Australia’s leading provider of care and education G8 Education takes seriously its responsibility to advocate in the best interests of the sector. Our CEO Gary Carroll is Co-Chair of The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) the peak national body representing more than 2000 not for profit and private preschools, kindergartens, family day care and long day care service providers. Having an experienced voice at the table, ensures the best interests of children and families are at the forefront of government decision making and communicated to media and the public.

    One of Australia’s most respected and renowned early childhood representative groups, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) produces sector-leading content on a range of topics that address all aspects of the NQF. G8 offers the full suite of courses to our team members, to support you in your practice development and professional identity.

    Find current opportunities here or contact us via the enquire button below.