Could traineeships be a part of your workforce strategy?

Roles in early childhood are hugely rewarding, but the sector faces a real shortage of qualified educators. Traineeships are one solution. Traineeships a great way for new educators to enter the profession because they can be employed as they study.

The government offers financial incentives to employers, which means many early childhood services can access incentive payments and a wage subsidy.

Pipsqueaks, a Victorian early education provider, employed a trainee referred to them by Gowrie because they were struggling to find quality candidates. 

“Jenny was fantastic throughout the entire process. She gave us plenty of information about the requirements of having trainees onboard. We had one trainee who was referred to us through Gowrie and three that we sourced ourselves. The great thing about the trainee referred to us was that she had already been interviewed and short listed. We knew that she was going to be a certain standard and we were able to save time by only interviewing quality candidates. Jenny also organised the trainees sign up with MEGT which again made the transition so much easier.”

“By taking on the trainees, we ensure that they are trained to a standard that meets our expectations, as well as ensuring they are a good culture fit for our service. With the current government wage subsidy, we have been able to employ trainees and meet our staffing needs while also staying financially viable.”

– Belinda, Director at Pipsqueaks.

Is your early childhood service in regional Victoria?  Gowrie can run a class in your area and assist you with your traineeship program

Because we already recruit and support many trainees, Gowrie can help manage the recruitment process for you, and ensure you find the right candidates for your service. We can help you navigate the admin and paperwork and explain what needs to be done to ensure the success of the program. If your service is in regional Victoria, we will also find other nearby services to help make a new class viable.
If you’re interested in taking on a new trainee or already have a candidate in mind, contact Jenny on 1300 446 974 or email

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