Explorers Early Childhood
Certificate III Traineeship

Start your journey towards a fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education with us. As an Early Childhood Educator, you can play a vital role in shaping young children's lives by helping them learn key skills and reach developmental milestones.

In partnership with Southern Solutions Training Services (RTO# 40902), we are pleased to offer a traineeship in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You can also complete your Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care under our Traineeship Program.

Join our welcoming team and study alongside peers who share your passion for early childhood education. Our supportive environment is designed to help you achieve your qualifications and develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this rewarding field.

Program Details:
  • Rolling start, apply any time
  • Online study combined with either permanent part-time or full-time work in one of our Centres.
  • Paid study time – a minimum of three hours per week, averaged over a four-week cycle.
  • Significantly higher wage than Traineeship Award rates.
  • Support from both the training organisation and from Explorers Early Learning.
  • Study groups with other trainees to make friends and support learning.
  • Learning materials provided.
To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested in this traineeship to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Traineeships based?

You will have the option of applying to work at any of our Centres located across Melbourne.

Please indicate in your letter of application which Centre location you prefer and if there are any
others that you are happy to consider.

When does the Traineeship start?

You can start your Traineeship at any point during the year.

When do I have to apply?

Now! You’ll be contacted about an interview shortly after you submit your application.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for our Early Childhood Traineeship, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident and be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check (employee).

What will my week look like as a Trainee?

You will be working at an Explorers Centre full-time as part of the team. You may be working with very young babies, toddlers or kindergarten children so you will gain a broad range of experience.

You will have three hours per week paid study time. The rest of your online studies must be completed in your own time outside of work.

Trainers from Southern Solutions Training Services will conduct on-site training for two hours a fortnight for the first two months, and monthly thereafter.

Who is Southern Solutions Training Services

Southern Solutions Training Services (RTO# 40902) are a registered training organisation and are specialists in providing high-quality training in the Early Childhood Education and care sector.

More information about The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can be found here