Early Childhood Education and Care Careers

A Career in Early Childhood Education & Care is a career that grows. There is long-term job security, great career progression, high job satisfaction, and flexibility.  There are also options to work and study at the same time if you need to obtain the minimum qualification to work with children.


Get Qualified With Us

Need to get qualified? Communities@Work has its own Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which offers nationally recognised qualifications of Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Subsidised study, traineeships, and options to earn while you learn are also available!


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Work With Us

Already qualified? Working with us means enjoying multiple benefits while becoming a part of the social impact we create as a not-for-profit in the Canberra community. Our range of employment opportunities includes a variety of roles across our Children’s Services. Find your perfect role today.


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Tailored Traineeship

If you don’t have qualifications in Early Childhood Education but are keen to begin your career with us, we can assess your case and potentially offer you employment in our children’s services alongside enrolment into a Cert III qualification (work and study with us at the same time). If you are successful in obtaining employment with us, you must enrol into a Cert III qualification with our RTO within 3 months of your employment under the user-choice funded traineeship model. Submit an expression of interest here and someone will be in touch to discuss your case and provide more information!

Careers Information Session

Attend our free careers information session on 22 April 2021. The session will provide you with information about obtaining employment with us and enrolling in a Cert III qualification at the same time. You will have the chance to ask questions to make informed decisions regarding your career pathways.


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Ascend Program

In this intensive industry-leading traineeship, selected trainees gain valuable paid experience working in our children’s services while completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. We are currently finalising our Ascend intake calendar for 2021. If you would like to be contacted when we launch our next intake, please submit an expression of interest here.


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Early Childhood Education and Care develops resilience, well-being and a foundation for lifelong learning. The early years are critical for children’s development. Help shape the next generation, contributing to safe and happy childhoods while making a difference.

As a member of The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA), Communities@Work is participating in the #bigrolesinlittlelives campaign. Find out more here.


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