The Department of Education is offering a Workforce Qualification Assistance Grant round in 2020.
The purpose of this grant is to support the early childhood sector to increase the number of appropriately qualified early childhood teachers (ECTs).
Non-recurrent funding of up to $30,000 (GST exclusive) is available to eligible services to support them to meet legislatively-required qualifications under National Law.
Funding is available for eligible services to procure and implement:
- relief staff to support ECT student placement and study leave
- travel and accommodation costs associated with ECT placement and study leave
- purchase of equipment and resources for services to support its educators to complete legislatively-required ECT qualifications.
The grant will open on 3 February 2020 and close on 28 February 2020. Applications must be lodged via the department's online grants management system, QGrants, before 5pm, 28 February 2020.