Employment Incentives for Early Childhood Teachers


The Victorian Government is committed to supporting early childhood services to meet early childhood sector reform requirements and increased demand for early childhood services.

Employment Incentives for Early Childhood Teachers are available to provide services with financial support to attract and retain qualified early childhood teachers to deliver an approved kindergarten program.

What's available?

An Employment Incentive of up to $15,000 is available for eligible services. Eligible services can promote the availability of an Employment Incentive as part of the employment package when advertising vacant early childhood teacher positions, or encourage existing staff to remain in early childhood teacher positions

Who can apply?

Kindergarten and Long Day Care services in regional and remote communities and Aboriginal early childhood services can apply for Employment Incentive funding.

Regional and remote communities have been identified using the ABS Remoteness Structure. Eligible locations are available at Regional and Remote Locations (docx - 47.51kb).

Consideration will also be given to services experiencing difficulty in attracting or retaining an early childhood teacher which are not located in identified regional and remote communities.

How do I apply?

To apply, please read and complete the following documents:

Early Childhood Incentives for Teachers Guidelines (docx - 245 (docx - 239.83kb)

Employment Incentives for Early Childhood Teachers Application Form (docx - 667 (docx - 655.69kb)

You can apply for this incentive at any time.

Applications should be addressed to:

Employment Incentives for Early Childhood Teachers
Early Years and Primary Reform Division
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne VIC 3001

Or email: randall.michael.mr@edumail.vic.gov.au

All applications submitted via email must be submitted in either MSWord or PDF formats.

More information

For more information, contact Michael Randall by email: randall.michael.mr@edumail.vic.gov.au