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Role: Trainee Educator

Centre: Goodstart Yarrawonga

Employment Type: Fixed Term Part Time

Pay: $24 - $26 per hour, based on experience

  • Receive Fee Free Training* – Goodstart will cover your qualification enrolment fees
  • Earn great (above award) 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 must hold appropriate work rights **
Talk to us today about your eligibility requirements!


 In addition, you must have:

  • The willingness and motivation to study towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Appropriate Australian work rights
  • 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)
  • Ability to meet our immunisation requirements

Why choose Goodstart?

  • Funded qualification – Goodstart will fund your Certificate III qualification*
  • Better pay – you will receive an above award pay rate between $24-$26 per hour
  • Study time and professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for 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 of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the 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.


* for eligible traineeship training contracts

** an Australian citizen or a person granted permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen who entered Australia on a valid passport (the Australian Government requires that they have been a resident in Australia for more than 6 months). Visa Holders must be able to work AND study in Australia and the duration of the traineeship must match the length of the Visa.



Posting Notes: YARRAWONGA SOUTH || VIC || Australia (AU) || | || No Early Childhood Qualification || Part-Time

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