To support Queensland’s recent graduates to successfully transition to employment, the Queensland government is offering free training in high priority areas. At Venture Education students can study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, fee free traineeship*, meet the criteria. An additional option of a free Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is offered through a free apprenticeship*.

Eligible graduates must enrol and start training at the end of 2022 or early 2023, to take advantage of this great opportunity. 


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Did You Graduate Year 12 in 2019 or 2020?

Don't miss your chance to get qualified for FREE!

If you permanently reside in Queensland and you graduated from Year 12 in 2019 or 2020, you have until 31 December 2020 to enrol for FREE in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care. Year 12 Fee Free is an initiative by the Queensland Government to get more Queenslanders skilled in high priority areas and into jobs. 

This is the qualification you need to start your career in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Why Choose to Study with Venture Education? 

  • Study with the best in the business - we are Queensland's leading provider of Early Childhood Education courses.
  • Take advantage of our work experience program through our industry partners*.
  • All of our courses are Nationally Recognised Qualifications and are ACECQA approved.
  • Start your course now - no need to wait for a new semester to start, we offer rolling course intake dates.

* Terms and conditions apply


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Cert III
CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care.
This is the entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in the childcare industry. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of early childhood development, education and care the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings.
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CHC50113 - Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care.
This qualification is required to work in supervisor and senior roles such as a lead educator, coordinator or director in an early childhood service. You'll gain the skills to design and implement curriculum in early childhood education and care services.
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Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to become qualified while gaining hands-on experience in a professional environment. Learn the role while working towards the completion of your qualification, you'll be earning a wage and have responsibilities within your job.
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Are you eligible to study for free with Venture Education?

You can access fee-free training if you:

  1. have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  2. Graduate Year 12 in 2019 or 2020, enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification by 18 December, 2020.
  3. permanently reside in Queensland.

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"Since completing my qualification with Venture Education, I have the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference to the lives of children every day"
Xue Li
Venture Education Graduate
"I would recommend Venture Education to my colleagues. I always received complete support from my trainers which allowed me to progress and achieve my goal"
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Venture Education Graduate
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"The course content & engagement with our team is of remarkable quality. Our team are gaining confidence & competence through their study with Venture Education"
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Will Sambrook
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"My colleagues recognised my improvements throughout my course, and I continue to apply my knowledge gained from studying with Venture Education"
Monique Searle
Venture Education Student
"I am happy to be able to apply the knowledge that I have gained through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to my work with confidence."
Lisi The
Venture Education Graduate
"Since completing my qualification with Venture Education, I have the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference to the lives of children every day "
Xue Li
Venture Education Student
"Earlier this year I completed my Certificate III in Business with Venture Education. Through the knowledge learnt, I gained the confidence and skills to step into a new role as nominated supervisor at Mother Duck."
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