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In 2020, Child Australia supported by BHP founded Thriving Futures to address the ongoing shortage of child care availability in the Pilbara so that all children can have access to high quality early learning experiences. The program has since expanded to include Roxby Downs in South Australia.

Thriving Futures works collaboratively with remote and regional communities, early learning centre leaders, schools and local community and government stakeholders to:

  • Increase the number of qualified early education and care educators in the region.
  • Increase the number of people seeking to establish a career within early learning services.
  • Develop a coordinate approach to continuing professional development.
  • Improve business practices, workplace relationships and the stability of the workforce.
  • Increase the number of children engaged in high quality learning.

For qualified candidates or those with experience working with children

We have part-time and full-time employment opportunities available for those who are currently undertaking or have completed a Certificate III or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Those employed through Thriving Futures will receive ongoing mentoring from our highly qualified mentors and have the opportunity to immerse themselves into meaningful employment while gaining confidence and real-world experience to develop their skill sets. 

Scholarships are also available to support candidates with a Certificate III to obtain their Diploma. 

For candidates without qualifications or previous experience

For those without qualifications or previous experience we have The Academy. The Academy is designed to introduce candidates to the possibility of a career in Early Childhood Education and Care through a dedicated work-readiness program. 

Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical training, candidates will cover foundational units of early years learning and have the opportunity to undertake supported placement within an Early Learning Centre or Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) service

For child care centres

We are working in partnership with child care centres to find best-fit candidates to improve workforce stability, while increasing the Centre’s capacity to allow more families to enroll their children. 

We’re also working with centres to introduce and encourage our Mentoring Program for any newly placed employees so they’re supported and remain with the centre long term.  

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