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Scholarships subsidies and bridging programs

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Discover the range of Queensland Government initiatives that help support individuals who want to work in early childhood, or who are currently working in the sector and want to upgrade their qualifications and skills.

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Government subsidies are available to assist eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school Certificate III qualification or gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment in early childhood education and care.

Learn more about the Higher Level Skills Programs and the early childhood qualifications and skill sets included under these programs. 

Learning and wellbeing in children are closely linked. Keep your professional knowledge of early years health and development up to date by accessing free tools, resources and online training on the early years health and development portal.

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Free, flexible online training to support educators understand their responsibilities in hygiene practices, infection control, healthy eating, physical activity, injury prevention, safety promotion, and social and emotional wellbeing. Aligns with the National Quality Standard and National Regulations.

Top up your skills in leadership or inclusion while building your early childhood qualifications with government-funded training subsidies.

Achieving better outcomes for children requires a workforce that is qualified, skilled and valued. The Workforce Action Plan is designed to attract, retain and develop a highly skilled workforce.

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Eligible primary school teachers can fast track their career to become an approved early childhood teacher through the early childhood teacher bridging program.

Early childhood opportunities exist for regional, remote and very remote locations in Queensland.

Read more about the rural and remote opportunities including the early childhood teacher scholarships and early childhood through RATEP, a community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher education program.

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Last updated 02 September 2019