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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

School Based Traineeship
Certificate III

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

Throughout my diploma studies I have developed personally on so many levels in regards to thinking outside the box, implementing new initiatives in centre and assisting and supporting other educators. I have also received multiple promotions into Room Leader, Educational Leader and now Assistance Centre Manager. I continue to grow in myself and believe I have developed as a leader, where I now mentor other students and educators to be the best versions of themselves for the children and families in our care.

I chose the certificate 3 and diploma traineeship pathway because I loved having the opportunity to eventually join the bachelor scholarship program, as this has been a dream of mine. The traineeship has given me a lot of experience and understanding of early childhood education and care, in both practical and theory based learning. I am grateful for the traineeship career pathway and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to start their career in early learning.

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

Interested to find out more about our programs and opportunities?

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    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.