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Careers and training

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​​​​​​​​​​​​In every community, early childhood teachers and educators make a difference in the lives of children and families. Early childhood is a growing and dynamic sector offering rewarding job opportunities where the possibilities are endless.

Right now, qualified early childhood teachers and educators with a passion for early learning and development are in demand across Queensland. If you’d like a unique and life-changing opportunity, working in a regional, rural or remote community could be the perfect pathway for you.

Early childhood offers you the opportunity to work in a variety of education and leadership roles in different settings and diverse communities across the state.

Here in Queensland, the majority of early childhood education and care services are privately owned or operated by a community organisation (for example, a church or not-for-profit group). A small number of services are provided by government.

For information on approved Early Childhood Teaching courses please visit the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority website.

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Early childhood careers

Take a look at the benefits of working in early childhood, what you need to know and help to get there.

Where you can work

Learn about the roles and qualifications required for each type of early childhood service.

Career paths and qualifications

See what qualifications are required to work in early childhood education and care.

Qualities of great early childhood educators

What are the skills, attributes and qualities to become a skilled early childhood professional?

Training and capability building

Find out about the training and capability building opportunities for you or your early childhood educators.

Workforce initiatives

Find out about our ongoing work to raise the status of a career in early childhood and capacity building for the sector.

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From 1 January 2022, educators will need to have completed their qualification to be considered an early childhood teacher. To help services and educators understand and prepare for the change, visit the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority website.
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Last updated 15 October 2021