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

Why study with the Teacher Scholarship Pathway?

100% Funded Program
Customised Support
Nationally-Recognised Qualification

Affinity Teacher Scholarship Pathway FAQ

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.

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.

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
  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
  • 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

Get in touch via our contact form to contact the People & Culture team


Learn more about the Affinity Learning Academy

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.

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.

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