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Role:Trainee Educator 

Location: Wantirna

Centre: Goodstart Wantirna

Employment Type: Fixed-Term (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Pay: $17.71 - $24.33 Per Hour 

  • Receive Fee-Free Training- Goodstart will cover all related RTO enrolment and training fees
  • Earn great pay and experience while working in our centres
  • Have the opportunity for permanent employment when you complete your study


Traineeship Program at Goodstart Early Learning

Are you interested in building an exciting career that has a positive impact on Australian children? Do you want to join a team that continuously invests in your professional development and supports you to enjoy life outside of work? 


Your Impact 

As a Trainee Educator at Goodstart, you will be dedicated to giving children the best possible start to their school journey. With the support of your Centre Leadership Team, Teachers, and Educators, you will be empowered to forge your career whilst working towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care. 


You will achieve this by: 

  • Maintaining a safe environment for children, families, and team members
  • Complying with National Quality Standards (NQS) and Goodstart Policies, Procedures and Requirements
  • Building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with children and families
  • Actively contributing to the education program in the room and the centre team
  • Supporting a culture of reflective practice and ongoing continuous improvement
  • Contributing to a professional and positive work culture

To be eligible for a Traineeship you are not able to hold a previous Certificate or Diploma qualification completed outside of secondary school in the last 7 years. Applicants who have completed a school-based certificateother than in childcare will still be eligible. 

In addition, you must have: 

  • The willingness and motivation to study towards aCertificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • A permanent right to work in Australia
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Flexible availability
  • Interest in early years education
  • Working with Children Check (or be willing to obtain one)
  • Proof of immunisation against Measles, Mumps and RubellaandWhooping Cough (Pertussis)(or be willing to receive)


Why choose Goodstart?  

  • Fully funded qualification – Goodstart will fund your Certificate III qualification
  • Better pay – you will receive an above award pay rate $17.71 - $24.33 per hour
  • Paid study time and professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two well-being days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for an even greater work-life balance
  • Retail and childcare discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel, and technology, and get up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider ofearly learning and care and a not-for-profitsocial enterprise, we exist purely to improvethe lives of Australia’s children and their families


How to apply 

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application. 

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. 


Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.  

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.


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Posting Notes: WANTIRNA, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || | SF:LI || Certificate III - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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