Current Vacancies

Diploma Traineeship

Position Number 38/22
Location ECTARC Clipper Road Education and Care Service - Nowra
Status Full Time, Fixed Term 2 year contract
Closing Date 06/05/2022
About the Service

ECTARC Clipper Road is a 40-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Nowra, Clipper Road is ideally located amongst community hubs and schools within Worrigee and East Nowra areas.

We have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land specifically the Dhurawal and Dhurga language groups and have strong authentic relationships with our local families.  Our program in every aspect is enhanced by the participation of families and community.

We are committed to ongoing reflective practice to continually improve our service provision.  We pride ourselves on respectful and secure relationships with families and children, with community partnerships which we believe strongly support children to reach their full potential. We see children as active participants in their community and regularly invite visitors to the service and excursions to promote learning.

ECTARC Clipper Road employs a Family and Community Facilitator who, in collaboration with the Service Director assists with family support needs. We recognise that every child, regardless of their individual challenges has the right to participate in an education and care service.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Childhood Diploma Trainee

ECTARC Clipper Road is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic trainee who is looking to start their career in early childhood education. During the 2-year traineeship you will earn while your learn, gaining valuable knowledge and experience whilst working and studying alongside our qualified and supportive educators to complete your Diploma in Early Education and Care.

ECTARC is also a registered training organisation. We have Training and Development Officers who also support you to complete your study and gain the skills and experience you’ll need to be able to work at your very best in our service.

Once you complete your Diploma qualification, we can provide you with real job opportunities in the future.

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.

ECTARC is proudly a not for profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students and our communities.

We have a professional, experienced leadership team at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must have Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent
  • 12 months experience working in children’s services
  • A Working with Children Check clearance number
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004 – Provide Emergency First Aid in an Education and Care Setting)
  • Completed an approved child protection Statement of Attainment
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation
  • A strong commitment to ethical and professional behaviour, including collaboration and confidentiality
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values every day
  • Strong commitment to you own professional learning

Desirable Criteria:

  • ECTARC employees are vaccinated for COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged to obtain an available booster dose as they become available

For more information on the role please click on the link to the Job Description – 3.1.7 Job Description Early Childhood Worker

Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries in accordance with the relevant award and the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre employment screening and probity checks.

ECTARC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this position.

If you have any questions in regards to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email

If you would like to be considered for this position please click on the Apply Online button below.