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EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS

We’re passionate about providing flexible entry pathways into a career in Early Childhood Education and Care. Check out the options below to begin your journey today!

Thriving Futures is an early learning workforce development program focused on recruiting, training and retaining a quality, sustainable early learning workforce in remote and regional communities throughout Australia.

We have opportunities available now for those with a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and / or those with previous experience working with children to join child care centres in the Pilbara.

How does it work?

View the Thriving Futures candidate pathway.

Qualifications and experience

Recognised Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. To access a list of approved qualifications, click here.

AND / OR

Previous experience working with children in an early childhood setting.

Training / tuition fees

We are offering funded scholarship opportunities for eligible candidates and advice on subsidised courses with local registered training organisations.

Residency Status

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be one of the following:

  • Australian citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Holder of a temporary resident or working visa. To check visa options, click here.

Note: We are unable to sponsor employee visas.

Location eligibility

You will need to live in the Pilbara currently or be committed to relocating to the region.

Note: We do not have relocation or accommodation support packages available at this time.

Police Clearance and Working with Children Check

If you are successful in obtaining employment through Thriving Futures or are participating in The Academy, you will require a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.

Application forms can be obtained from your local Australia Post Outlet. You will be required to pay for these.

Accreditation

Training is accredited.

Notes:

  • You will receive one-on-one mentoring with our professional mentors for as long as you remain employed in a participating Thriving Futures child care centre.
  • If you do not have a Certificate III, you will be strongly encouraged to enrol in the course. Costs will be covered for you to obtain qualifications through our Scholarship Program.
  • If you have a Certificate III, we can support you to obtain your Diploma through our Scholarship Program.

The Academy

We have developed two pathways for those wishing to pursue a career working with children in the early years but do not have qualifications or previous experience. These workforce ready options will help candidates build a skillset, experience and confidence in working with children.

Option 1: Build experience and confidence

Get a taste for a career in the early childhood sector through 12 introductory learning modules and 50 hours work placement in an Early Learning Centre. We will guide you through the journey with one-on-one mentoring and support you to enrol in a Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care upon completion. There is no time limit to complete and we can tailor your learning journey to suit your individual circumstances.

Option 2: Be workforce ready to follow your passion

Accelerate your journey towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care by undertaking 5 accredited learning units and 50 hours work placement in an Early Learning Centre. Learning units and work placement will need to be completed within 1 month from commencement. Upon successful completion, you will receive study credits towards your Certificate III for the 5 units you have completed.

How it works?

View The Academy candidate pathway.

Qualifications and experience

You do not need any qualifications or previous experience to enrol in The Academy.

Training / tuition fees

FREE – you will not need to pay any training or tuition fees.

Residency status

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be one of the following:

  • Australian citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Holder of a temporary resident or working visa. To check visa options, click here.

Note: We are unable to sponsor employee visas.

Location eligibility

You will need to live in the Pilbara currently or be committed to relocating to the region.

Note: We do not have relocation or accommodation support packages available at this time.

Police Clearance and Working with Children Check

If you are successful in obtaining employment through Thriving Futures or are participating in The Academy, you will require a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.

Application forms can be obtained from your local Australia Post Outlet. You will be required to pay for these.

Accreditation

Option 1: This pathway is not accredited.

Option 2: All 5 learning units (outlined below) are accredited and you will receive documentation upon successful completion to confirm your participation.

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Description
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Learn the skills and knowledge required to participate in safe work practices to ensure your own health and safety, and that of others.
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Learn the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm.
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices Learn the skills and knowledge required to comply with personal hygiene, maintain food safety, contribute to cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food.
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care Learn the skills and knowledge required to work in a children’s education and care context using effective communication and knowledge of job roles, responsibilities and service procedures to complete daily work activities.
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity Learn skills and knowledge required to reflect on and understand the impact of own values and biases, demonstrate respect for inclusion and diversity, and support children’s understanding of inclusive principles and behaviours.

Notes:

  • You will receive one-on-one mentoring with our professional mentors throughout the entire Academy program and as you undertake your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • There is the potential for employment in a participating child care centre in the Pilbara to enable you to work and earn while you learn.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE ACADEMY

Applicants from New Zealand are encouraged to apply

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Newman are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Perth are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Melbourne are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Hobart are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Brisbane are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Sydney are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from ACT are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Adelaide are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

Applicants from Darwin are encouraged to apply

 

Western Australia is the state of opportunity and Thriving Futures is an exciting project that is supporting locals seeking to enter or re-enter the early childhood sector.

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