This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Find out about your eligibility

Learn all the theory and practical elements of being an early childhood educator and achieve a nationally recognised qualification

Combine work-based training as a workplace trainee in an early childcare centre and learn the theoretical elements with formal training from Chisholm.

Students must be employed in a centre and a training contract between the employer and the trainee is required prior to enrolment.

Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

We offer this option throughout Melbourne and some regional areas within Victoria. Please contact the department to find out more!

Please note: The information on this page is for trainees only. View the non-traineeship version of this course.

Free TAFE Pathways

In addition to being a Free TAFE course, this course is also part of the Free TAFE Pathways initiative.

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Workplace, Off Campus Delivery
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Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
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Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.