Early Childhood Certificate 3 Trainees

  • Learn while you earn!
  • Opportunities to progress your career after completing your studies.
  • Join a fantastic and supportive team!


We are currently working with a high quality child care centres located in multiple locations in Victoria that is looking to grow their team! They are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate team member. The centres are run by passionate, vibrant and motivated professionals who deliver high quality education and care for children. Most importantly they are committed to guide and help children to become the best version of themselves!


The role

As a trainee prior industry experience is not a requirement. You will be working full time at the centre while you complete your Certificate III in Early Education. Your role will involve interacting, educating and caring for 130 children. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and gain hands on experience in a supportive environment and learn from experienced educators.


The successful candidate must have:

  • A genuine interest in contributing to children's learning.
  • Assist children in developing life and learning skills
  • Show initiative and confidence
  • Interact and encourage children's play with one another
  • Facilitate group time with songs, stories or other activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Prior related experience is desirable however not necessary
  • Must be over the age of 18 and able to work full time (38 hours a week) on a rotating roster
  • Must not have any qualifications higher than Certificate 3 (in any sector)
  • Permanent Resident or Citizen of Australia


Throughout your traineeship you will learn about:

  • Child development and how to promote learning for children of different ages and abilities.
  • Importance of ensuring the health, protection, safety and wellbeing of all children
  • Family and community partnerships
  • A genuine love for children and a desire to make early childhood education a long-term career
  • Importance of play based learning.


The locations:

  • Taylors Hill
  • Alphington
  • Wallan
  • Burwood
  • Thomastown
  • Lara
  • Ocean Grove
  • Bendigo South
  • Templestowe Lower


The benefits

  • Learn while you earn!
  • Opportunities to progress your career after completing your studies.
  • Join a fantastic and supportive team!
  • No weekend work!
  • Regular training from team members for professional and personal development
  • Paid birthday leave!
  • Dedicated study time whilst at work


How do I apply?

Apply now! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity! Apply today following the prompt or send your resume through julienne@expectastar.com.au

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“In order to secure the success of these new reforms, it’s vital that retention and recruitment strategies are implemented,” says Michele Carnegie, CELA CEO. “There are many and varied reasons that our workforce is in crisis, and while remuneration is one factor, there needs to be a broad range of strategies applied to start fixing the underlying causes now.” 

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