SRF Program

  • Backfill

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: ​Not applicable


    Backfill is for educators to be released from educating children in order to attend or complete training, professional development, coaching or consultation. Educators are to be replaced by another educator of the same qualification and whose practice aligns to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    Detailed Costs

    Average cost for a degree qualified, mid-range educator is $395 per day (GST inclusive).

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable