Affinity Education Teacher Scholarship Pathway

The role of Early Childhood Teachers in Kindergarten and Preschool classrooms across Australia is absolutely vital. Is this the next step for you? We know what it's like to dream big, which is why we offer the Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway for Diploma-qualified educators and managers.
Early Childhood Teachers are highly valued members of our national early education community. We collaborate regularly in scheduled and informal professional development and planning sessions, as well as participating in online communities of practice led by Dr Lesley Jones. 

Affinity Education works one on one with educators who express interest in becoming Early Childhood Teachers to make the experience positive and the work/study schedule seamless as possible as you continue to work in our Kindergartens and Preschools.

With a range of benefits, supportive Centre Managers and easy access to our Education and People and Culture teams, the Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is the best way to achieve your career dreams.

We'd love to hear from you and help you on your way. 
The Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway is a full scholarship available for diploma qualified educators and managers who want to complete their Bachelor degree and become an Early Childhood Teacher. 
Course Code: Teacher Scholarship Pathway
Program Delivery: Online or In-person
Course Duration: Up to 4 years full time - Up to 8 years part time
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Why study with the Teacher Scholarship Pathway?

100% Funded Program
Customised Support
Nationally-Recognised Qualification

Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway FAQ

What course can I study?
We have a list of approved Birth to Five courses that you can enrol in. They include both online and on-campus study options. Please contact our team to learn more.
What is the Teacher Scholarship Pathway?
The Teacher Scholarship Pathway is a full scholarship available for Diploma qualified Educators and Managers wanting to complete their Bachelor of Early Childhood to become an Early Childhood Teacher.
Who is eligible for the Teacher Scholarship Pathway?

To be eligible for the Teacher Scholarship Pathway, you must fulfill the following criteria: 

  • Complete an ACECQA-approved Diploma 

  • Be either a permanent part-time or full-time employee 

  • Completed your minimum 6-month probation 

  • Be eligible for the Commonwealth Supported Place subsidy 

  • Demonstrate dedication and quality performance in your role 

  • Be willing to commit to study and complete course requirements 

What is included?
  • Total financial reimbursement of university fees 

  • Paid leave for exams and prac placement 

  • Cost of study materials covered  

  • Access to Affinity ECT Community of Practice 

  • Free workshops led by our Head of Education and Pedagogy, Dr Lesley Jones 

  • Ongoing training and support from our dedicated Education team 

How do I apply?
Get in touch via our contact form to contact the People & Culture team
  • "Affinity is a great company to work for and offers so much support and opportunity to grow. I love coming to work each day to a great team of leaders and educators! "
  • "Working with Affinity has been a great experience for me and my career, as I started my first job with Affinity and I am still working with them. I have been working with Affinity for more than three years now and I still love my job. Such a great company. "
  • "I have worked for a lot of different companies, however I find Affinity Education to be the best with work/home-life balance. Affinity understands the roles of working mothers. "
  • "A huge thank you to Affinity Education for all of the amazing opportunities that are presented to every educator. I wouldn’t be in the position I am now without your full support! "
  • "I enjoy working for this company so much! Only place I’ve worked for that encourages a healthy work/life balance as well as seeing their educators better themselves academically. "
  • "Affinity is the best company to work for, with so many different opportunities available for career progression. If you want somewhere where you don’t just feel as though you are a number, and love what you do, Affinity Education is where you are able to shine. "
  • "The ability to reach and achieve your full potential, with the benefits of an amazing Centre Support Office team who will guide and support you in your role! "
  • "Affinity education group is the MOST supportive company I have ever worked for. I started with Affinity doing my diploma as assistant educator, then become Lead Educator, then assistant manager then became Centre Manager. I LOVE coming to work I walk in with a smile and walk out with a smile."

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What career growth is available with Affinity Education?
At Affinity Education, our team of early childhood professionals are committed to the education and development of the children in their care. In turn, we support our staff with personalised career pathways. Whether you want to become a Centre Manager, Quality Advisor, or something else, our award-winning People & Culture team will support you each step of the way.

How do I apply for a job with Affinity Education?
We are always looking for people who are living the team spirit! Discover our current opportunities or get in touch with our People & Culture team today for a confidential career discussion. 
What benefits does Affinity Education offer employees?

We are proud to offer an extensive program of employee benefits. Some of these include: 

  • Personalised career development opportunities 

  • Opportunity to study an early childhood qualification through the Affinity Learning Academy  

  • Scholarship opportunities to study a bachelor's degree in early childhood education 

  • Staff discount program for Affinity Education centres 

  • Dedicated Centre Support Office to help you reach your business, compliance and educational goals 

  • A generous employee referral program 

  • Supplied uniforms 

  • Recognition program and annual Centre Manager conference