Enhance Your Qualification
For early childhood educators, a Bachelor’s degree is a vital investment in a better future for you, and the children in your care.
It deepens your understanding of the different skills, interests, opportunities and capabilities of children during their first five years. It strengthens your ability to deliver learning programs that will create positive opportunities for children, now and throughout life.
Future Tracks provides diploma-trained early childhood educators with access to essential supports as they upgrade their qualifications, boost their skills, develop their careers, and gain access to the latest insights, evidence and knowledge.
Our Upskill program is designed to help participants navigate what can often be a confusing and challenging process. Our personalised approach ensures every student is best-supported to balance the pressures of study, work and their personal lives.
Why become a teacher?
The specialist skills of early childhood teachers are in high demand! Did you know the Commonwealth Government predicts Australia will need an additional 29,000 early childhood teachers by 2023?
Degree-holding educators are well-placed to secure jobs in a range of settings, thanks to the commitment they have demonstrated to delivering quality learning programs, designed to meet the needs of their communities.
Hear from our participants
Are you ...?
- a diploma-trained educator looking for an opportunity to ‘upskill’ your qualification to a full bachelor’s degree?
- a centre director looking for opportunities to enhance the skills and qualifications of your team?
The Future Tracks Upskill program - offered in partnership with La Trobe University, Macquarie University and the Queensland University of Technology - supports educators as they seek to improve their knowledge of the cognitive, social and emotional development of children.
The Upskill program helps build on each participant’s distinct strengths and interests. Specialty areas range from the support of children who have experienced trauma, to the development of innovative strategies that will encourage children to learn and grow in a way that best suits them.
Graduates will be better equipped to respond to and support children and families experiencing vulnerabilities, thanks to their understanding of educational approaches that reflect the individual needs of each child.
The program provides:
- information on study options and an understanding of the potential pathways for upskilling
- support with the transition to university, and overcoming any barriers to study
- leadership and professional development opportunities
- access to peer-to-peer support
- educational content relating to working with children who experience disadvantage and vulnerability
- mentoring opportunities with colleagues in your organisation and external sector leaders, to support your evolution from educator to teacher
By undertaking a Bachelor’s degree with support from Future Tracks, you will:
- deepen your impact
- unlock your potential
- strengthen your career journey
- gain new skills
- think differently
- influence and innovate
Take the first step to enhance your qualification. Register Your Interest now!
Report: Upskilling in Early Childhood Education
Commissioned by Future Tracks and The Front Project, this piece of research shows there is a significant opportunity to upskill diploma-qualified educators to meet demand and improve quality in early learning centres.
The report Upskilling in Early Childhood Education highlights the real and perceived barriers educators experience in taking on bachelor-degree study.
It recommends a number of ways in which early childhood education providers, governments and universities can help educators to upskill.