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Training and capability building

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Achieving better outcomes for children requires a workforce that is qualified, skilled and valued.

Key initiatives to enhance the capacity of Queensland's early childhood workforce include:

  • Mentoring programs for early childhood teachers—to support teachers transitioning to full registration.
  • Early childhood teacher bridging program—which allows registered primary school teachers to fast track their early childhood teaching qualification.
  • Early childhood through Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP)—RATEP is a successful, community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher education program offered in Queensland's remote, rural and urban areas. Early childhood through RATEP allows educators to gain or upgrade early childhood qualifications while living and working in their home communities. The qualifications available include:
    • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education and Care).

    Delivery is through a mix of online and face-to-face methods by attending residential blocks with other students studying in remote areas. Students will receive ongoing study support from tertiary education teachers and a RATEP Teacher Coordinator while they continue to live and work in their community. Tailored study support is also available with a dedicated RATEP Early Childhood Teacher Coordinator in the community.

    For more information, including the communities where RATEP is offered, please email EarlyYearsLearningWFC@qed.qld.gov.au.

Resources

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Last updated 12 October 2020