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Trainee Educators - Diploma

Job No: CEN3146
Location: Central Coast NSW

Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Obtain your Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Earn up to $798.09 per week plus 10.5% super and allowance  
  • Temporary Term Contract for up to 2 years
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is required to be eligible to apply

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career in Early Childhood Education and Care, obtaining your Diploma in a supportive and fun work environment. Your objective is to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence through on the job training and study to complete your Diploma Traineeship, applying those skills to provide quality child care that encourages early childhood learning and development. 


The Traineeship program requires the successful applicants to enter a Training Contract for up to 2 years. As part of their individual Training Plans Trainees are required to undertake and complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care within the period of the Traineeship. 

Successful candidates will need to be available for rostered shifts between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

We have positions available in multiple locations across the Central Coast.

Applicants must meet screening requirements for existing qualifications which determine eligibility for a traineeship.

Please Note – Employment beyond the term of the Traineeship is neither automatically offered nor guaranteed.

What will you be doing each day?

  • Assisting our teams to provide quality education and care to children;
  • Building your knowledge and understanding of the National Regulations, National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework;
  • Obtaining knowledge, skills and competence through tertiary qualifications and on the job training;
  • Developing and implementing new skills and embracing new ideas, welcoming feedback on performance and input from others.

What do you need to apply?

  • Current Working with Children Check (or willingness to obtain prior to any offer of employment);
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care;
  • A positive and friendly attitude with great interpersonal skills and genuine interest in being a supportive team member;
  • Ability to study independently and prioritise tasks to complete assignments within required timeframes;
  • Willingness and ability to work a variety of shifts between a spread of hours from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

What's in it for you?

  • Great staff mentors and other trainees to support your studies
  • Enjoy a rostered day off once a month
  • Professional Development opportunities 
  • Uniform provided
  • A wide range of career opportunities exist at Council
  • Our Centres offer a warm and friendly environment and are well known fixtures in their local communities.

Applicants may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus (Boostrix), MMR and Varicella or demonstrate their immunity. CMV screening will be required.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

This role provides a salary range of between $682.51 to $798.09 per week (dependent upon age, years of schooling and other qualifications) + allowance + 10.5% superannuation. (Successful candidates may also be eligible for Government incentives of up to $5,000 in Australian Apprentice Training Support Payments)

Enquiries:  Kylie Payne, Section Manager Education and Care on ph; 0408 229 857.

Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation interviews will now be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Applications will be assessed based on information provided in the application. Council receives numerous applications for Traineeships and applicants need to meet the essential criteria and clearly establish their aptitude for the chosen role.

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Thank you for your interest in the position.

For more information on applying for a role with Central Coast Council please click on the following link:

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

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To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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