Scholarships for early childhood professionals

​Funding opportunities for early childhood professionals.

2019 Early childhood teacher scholarships

Applications are now open for the early childhood scholarships program.

The early childhood scholarships program is designed to attract new early childhood teachers to the field and support existing educators who wish to upskill to a teaching qualification or gain a relevant postgraduate qualification.

Early childhood teachers and educators play a critical role in the first years of children’s lives by laying the foundations for lifelong learning and future success.

There are two scholarship options available:

Early childhood scholarships to become a teacher (bachelor degree and postgraduate qualifications)

This option is for eligible individuals wanting to study to become a registered early childhood teacher or upskill.

Early childhood Aboriginal pathway scholarships (Certificate III to postgraduate level qualifications)

This option is for eligible Aboriginal people wanting to become an early childhood educator or teacher.

Aboriginal applicants completing bachelor degree and postgraduate qualifications must meet the same conditions as the teaching scholarships.

Those completing vocational training must enrol in one of the following eligible courses:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

These applicants are encouraged to consider studying at their local TAFE or alternative compliant registered training organisation.

For more information see the early childhood scholarships program guidelines:

To apply see the early childhood scholarships program application portal.

Existing and past scholarship recipients

For more information for existing and past scholarship recipients, contact 1300 651 662 or email