Early childhood education and care (ECEC) courses are part of the offer that provides exciting opportunities to learn new skills in a supportive environment at Skilled Up, setting students up for their future careers.

Fee-Free is a jointly funded initiative between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, which will inject more than $16.5 million into the ACT skills and training sector.

“Skills shortages are gripping the nation, and the ACT is no exception. We must support people locally to obtain the skills they need to fill job vacancies.

JTI is uniquely placed to support the roll-out of Fee-Free as it offers a huge range of quality training options and facilities and provides students the best opportunities for their future careers,” Mr. Mike added.

This program means we can provide financial assistance for course fees and wrap-around supports for women to complete a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.” The program has been released, in part, to support the ECEC sector as the ACT Government continues to roll out universal free three-year-old preschool, providing eligible families with 300 hours of free preschool delivered by a degree-qualified Early Childhood Teacher.

“We must continue to provide career pathways and development opportunities for our early childhood education profession, making it easier for educators to upskill, whether it be via certificate, diploma or degree qualifications, and promoting early childhood education as a long-term career option,” Minister Berry said.

Applications are now open to commence from February 2024. For further information and support email: info@skilledup.edu.au

 

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