Affinity Learning


At Affinity Education, we believe in Lifelong Learning – not just for our children, but for our people too! This is why we founded The Affinity Learning Academy. The Affinity Learning Academy supports our people through internal professional development programs, and by providing access to complete nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and business with preferred Registered Training Organisations. 

Since its founding in 2017, the Affinity Learning Academy and our award-winning development pathway have helped  students across Australia receive qualifications in areas such as early childhood education, community services and business.  Our layered approach ensures educators have a sound theoretical foundation as well as a thorough understanding of workplace implementation. 
Our four coaching stages ensure our people are set up for success to reach their full potential in early childhood education and business:  

Theory & Learning  →  build your knowledge 
Development Coaching  →  regular 1-on-1 sessions 
Workplace Application  →  linking development to the workplace 
Workplace Demonstration  →  apply knowledge in the workplace 

Students benefit from face-to-face training by a qualified and accredited Development Coach with an extensive background in early childhood education. The Development Coach team train exclusively in Affinity centres, providing our trainees with greater opportunities to access development and mentoring. Development Coaches provide development and training specific to each staff members professional development goals, in line with Affinity's operations.  



Why do students love the Affinity Learning Academy? 


Flexible, self-paced learning 

From the learning material to the assessment portfolios, the programs are designed to be flexible and self-paced, working around your lifestyle and needs. Plus, there’s no need to travel to TAFE or other off-site colleges – the Development Coaches come to you on the job!   

On-the-job training 

With the Affinity Learning Academy, you can study towards your chosen qualification while earning. Our people benefit from real world experience and access to resources and support – and paid study time allows you to complete your units of study right where you are working!  

Recognised qualifications 

Our award-winning Affinity Learning Academy combines theory and practice to help our people gain the knowledge, experience and skills required to provide to provide quality education and care for children. Our preferred Registered Training Organisation partners deliver nationally recognised qualifications combining contemporary research with the requirements of the sector. 

Employer funded study 

We don’t want finances to stop our people from reaching their goals, which is why Affinity Education staff have the opportunity to have their qualification sponsored through the Affinity Learning Academy at no cost to you! 


Are you ready to take the next step in your Early Childhood Education & Care career? Get in touch with our People & Culture team today for a confidential career chat or to learn more about our training opportunities.