Incentives for early childhood teachers to work in regional areas

​Early childhood teachers are needed in the local government areas where funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will be rolled out in 2021.

Teachers who take up a teaching job in a service offering a funded kindergarten program for three-year-olds in these areas will be eligible for an incentive payment.

This is part of the Victorian Government’s aim to attract early childhood teachers to regional and rural areas to address the increased demand for kindergarten teachers with the roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

The Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion over the next decade to deliver up to 15 hours per week of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, to be progressively rolled out from 2020.

This roll-out is expected to create over 6,000 jobs. More than 4,000 additional kindergarten teachers and more than 2,000 additional early childhood educators are needed as the program expands state-wide.

See incentives for early childhood teachers for further information.