About Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia's largest long day care provider, with over 640 centres across the country. Our 13,000 employees care for and education more than 73,000 children from 61,000 families every year. Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. 

How to Apply

Start your learning journey with the Goodstart Institute of Early Learning!

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning provides training to Goodstart Employees only, if you wish to further your career in Childcare visit https://www.myskills.gov.au/ where you can find a provider in your area.

If you're a Goodstart employee and you’ve read all of the information about your course and read over our frequently asked questions, you’re ready to begin the application process.

  1. Contact Student Services for the application forms via phone on 1800 617 455 or via email to goodstart@goodstart.edu.au.
  2. Complete the enrolment application form and submit it (with any additional documentation required) to Student Services for processing.
  3. Your application will then be processed by the Student Services Team, who will be in touch for further information or to confirm your enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

For more information about applying for Recognition of Prior Learning, click here.

Employer Funded Study Assistance

Goodstart Early Learning centre-based employees are eligible to have their course fees funded by Goodstart’s Employer Funded Assistance as per the arrangements outlined in the Goodstart Enterprise Agreement (2016).  Goodstart centre-based employees will automatically have their enrolment assessed for eligibility subject to an employment check with Goodstart based off of the employment information provided in their enrolment application.