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NOTE: We are not currently taking new Trainees at this time

A career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector can bring great fulfilment and satisfaction to those who have a genuine love for children and child development.

A Traineeship at Cessnock Kids is an excellent way for you to commence your early childhood career, enabling you to work in a supportive learning environment while completing your qualification. Our Traineeships are designed for those completely new to the industry, including school leavers. On completion of your Traineeship you will have gained a nationally recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Benefits of a Traineeship at Cessnock Kids


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the traineeship?
12 months
Can I finish my traineeship early?
Some components of your Traineeship are self-paced, so if you complete your work quickly you may be eligible to complete your qualification in less than 12 months with the Nominated Supervisors Approval.
How much does it cost to do a traineeship?
Cessnock Kids provides fully funded traineeships, there is no cost for enrolling in your course.
What will I get paid?
Your rate of pay is determined by your level of education as well as when you leave or have already left school. Remember that you will be gaining valuable on the job experience whilst gaining a formal qualification and your wage will increase once you are qualified.
What would my work hours be?
You will need to be available from 6:30am-6pm Monday-Friday to work on a rotating roster. You will be working 38 hours per week.
Would I have to go to TAFE?
No, all training is completed on the job so you get paid, while you complete your qualification.
What qualification would I get once I finish my traineeship?
Upon successful completion of your traineeship you receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Certificate III is recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework, which means, you can take this qualification anywhere within Australia and work as an accredited childcare worker.