Training and professional development
If you have serious ambition, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s a real benefit of our size and scale. From secondments and study tours to specialist training, we’ll give you the skills and knowledge to fulfil your potential.
Support to upskill: If you have your Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Goodstart offers paid study time and practicum leave support so you can earn your Diploma or Bachelor level qualification.
Professional Practice Workshops: Run throughout the year for educational leaders and practice champions to take a deep dive into aspects of our daily practices.
Facilitated Professional Conversations: For all centre staff to network and share best practice with their peers.
Professional Learning Days: To build skills regarding curriculum decision making, intentional teaching and purposeful learning experiences.
Webinars: Variety of topics and guest speakers to extend knowledge in specialist practice areas.
Practice Matters Newsletter: A quarterly publication to help embed the practices expected of Goodstart educators and teachers.
Professional Learning Resources Portal: Covering pedagogy, leadership, business and safety, and available in multiple delivery modes (print and digital, visual and auditory).
Secondment Program: A life-changing opportunity for our educators to be immersed in a remote Aboriginal community and make a significant contribution to the important work of the local early learning centre, then bring their experience and understanding back to further enrich Goodstart’s cultural knowledge.
Study Tours: Each year, Goodstart sponsors a number of our educators to attend early learning conferences around the world and spend time learning from and sharing with other early learning centres.
More pathways and more options
Looking for a clear career path? There’s plenty of choice here. You can take a pedagogical path and become an education leader or practice coach. If business and leadership is more your thing, we’ll help you work your way towards assistant director, centre director, area manager or a host of centre support roles.
Need to get qualified? Goodstart has its own Registered Training Organisation, the Goodstart Institute of Early Learning, which offers a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Interested in working with vulnerable children and disadvantaged communities? We have specialist courses in inclusive practices and community connections.
What about building new skills? We’ll add to your foundational knowledge with courses in teamwork, management, communication and leadership.