Invitations sent for the ECEC workforce professional development and paid practicum subsidies

We have sent invitations today to eligible providers to apply for the new workforce subsidies.

The professional development subsidy will support qualified early childhood educators to undertake additional training.

The paid practicum subsidy will support early childhood teachers in training with paid placements to complete tertiary qualifications.

Initially, eligible providers will be those with:

  • First Nations services and educators
  • services and staff in regional, remote and very remote locations.

The subsidies aim to support the skills and training of ECEC educators to improve employee retention in the ECEC workforce while building supply and capacity across the sector.

Read the program guidelines for these subsidies.