19 MarFinancial support for trainee teachers in Vic

Posted on 19 Mar 2020

Now is a good time for anyone considering commencing or upgrading their qualifications to become an early childhood teacher in Victoria. With 4000 new teachers needed to service the rollout of three-year-old kindergarten in Victoria, the government is offering generous incentives including scholarships.

People starting their study, already studying early childhood teaching, or currently working in early childhood and looking to upskill can apply for financial support online.

Applications for scholarships of up to $25,000 can be made at any time during the year by providing evidence of enrolment in an approved early childhood teaching qualification and scholarships of up to $18,000 are also available for postgraduate qualifications.

Early Childhood Aboriginal pathways scholarships of up to $34,000 are available to support Aboriginal people to study approved qualifications from Certificate III and Diploma through to degree and postgraduate level.

Existing early childhood educators who want to upskill to a teaching qualification can also apply during the 2020 university mid-year intakes.

To find out more visit the financial support to study and work in early childhood web page or contact the Victorian Department of Education and Training on 1300 651 662 or  early.years.workforce@edumail.vic.gov.au

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