Scholarships for early childhood professionals
The Victorian Government is investing $8 million to deliver an Early Childhood Scholarships Program to attract new early childhood teachers to the field and support existing educators who wish to upskill to a teaching qualification or gain a relevant postgraduate qualification.
1 Jan 2019
Last day for applications learn more
1 Jul 2022
Last day for applications
This is the last day on which applications will be accepted. Though conditions vary, we recommend submission by 5pm AEST to avoid disappointment.
How to apply
Full benefit details
Australian / domestic student
Applicable study areas
Education, teaching and training
Number of scholarships awarded
What are the benefits?
The early childhood scholarships program is designed to attract new early childhood teachers to the field and support existing educators who wish to upskill to a teaching qualification or gain a relevant postgraduate qualification. Early childhood teachers and educators play a critical role in the first years of childrenS lives by laying the foundation for lifelong learning and future success.
There are two scholarships available:
- Early childhood scholarships to become a teacher (bachelor degree and postgraduate qualification)
This option is for eligible individuals wanting to study to become a registered early childhood teacher or upskill.
Up to $18,000 towards an approved early childhood masters qualification.
- Early childhood Aboriginal pathway scholarships (Certificate III to postgraduate level qualifications)
This option is for eligible Aboriginal people wanting to become an early childhood educator or teacher. Aboriginal applicants completing bachelor degree and postgraduate qualifications must meet the same conditions as the teaching scholarships.
Up to $24,000 towards an approved early childhood masters qualification.
For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.
The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.