Want to earn while you learn?

Whether you’ve recently left school, you’re hoping to return to the workforce, or just looking for a change of career – an early childhood education and care qualification could be for you. You’ll join a sector that has a high demand for early childhood educators and unlimited potential for career growth in a rewarding environment.

Classes starting soon!

Next intake starts soon. Apply now to secure your place! 

What does a traineeship at Gowrie involve?

When you become a trainee at Gowrie, you gain valuable skills and experience, as well as a Certificate III qualification – all while earning money at the same time. We believe in the value of real-world experiences, and that people learn best by observing, reflecting, and doing.

To find out about life as a trainee at Gowrie, check out our Trainee Spotlight Series.

Support and mentorship throughout your journey

As a trainee, you’ll attend weekly classes and then apply your learning at one of our centres as a valued member of staff. You will be supported and mentored through the entire process and work alongside approachable, qualified educators.

Melbourne-based trainees attend a weekly class at Gowrie in Docklands and work at a centre with children during the rest of the week. Regional Victoria-based trainees attend a local Gowrie class fortnightly or monthly as well as weekly evening tutorials on Zoom. They then work in a local service for the rest of the week. Intake for both Melbourne-based and regional trainees is at various times throughout the year.

Hannah and Megan we trainees at Gowrie and have found it a valuable, fulfilling entry into early childhood education and care

 “I don’t know whether it was just the environment, the small classes, or how approachable and friendly my teacher Carolina was, but I did end up doing really well. Now I’m studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Gowrie empowered me to do that and is supporting me along the way. I now have Mondays off to fit my study in.” – Hannah, The Harbour

“Being able to put what I learnt into practice while I was studying really helped because I’m more of a visual, hands-on learner. Coming in and seeing everything in action helped me so much. I loved the support after my learning, too. I was a bit nervous coming to the end of my traineeship – about what the next step would be – but my manager was so supportive.” – Megan, Broadmeadows Valley

Ready to become an educator in early childhood education and care?

If you’re interested in studying for a qualification while getting paid as a trainee, call Jenny on 1300 446 974 or email jennyc@gowrievictoria.org.au  

Gowrie is a registered training organisation (RTO ID: 3900)