Empowering Career Progression

The Affinity Learning Academy continues to to deliver industry leading professional development and qualifications, with more than 500 students enrolled nationally during October 2019. 

Linda Carroll, Affinity Head of People and Culture said the program, which was launched in July 2017, empowered educator career progression.

"We leverage relationships with preferred registered training organisations across Australia to meet educators’ vocational education and training needs," Linda said.

The Academy recently commenced a partnership with Explore Careers and is currently rolling out a partnership through TAFE NSW to deliver the Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Affinity also offers educators who have completed childcare qualifications to a Diploma level, the opportunity to enrol and complete a Diploma of Business, along with Team Leader skills set assessments which build management and leadership capacity. 

"The feedback from our Academy participants is outstandingly positive, primarily due to the ease of course delivery, which takes place at our childcare centres, supported by one on one sessions with development coaches," Linda said.

"We are genuinely committed to our Affinity Way values including delivering outstanding professionalism and going above and beyond. By providing the Academy structure for our people, we are building a great team of qualified, high quality early educators across Australia."