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. 


Early learning is one of the most rewarding careers of all. Early learning professionals have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children, inspiring a love of learning that will help them reach their full potential. Goodstart is looking for talented and dedicated early learning professionals to help realise our vision for all Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. Be a part of Australia's largest long day care provider and make a big difference to the life of a child.

How to Apply

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

If 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. Complete the enrolment application form and submit it (with any additional documentation required) to Student Services for processing.

  2. Your application will then be processed by the Student Services Team, who will be in touch for further information or to confirm your enrolment.

Enrolment Applications

Ensure you have read the program information prior to submitting your application. Download your course’s application form from the list below. Make sure you carefully read all the information, and complete all sections as indicated.

Submit your completed applications to goodstart@goodstart.edu.au for processing in line with the next available intake.  Refer to the 'Find a Course' page for the details of the available intakes.

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care [Application Form]

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care [Application Form]

Traineeships & Apprenticeships Sign Up Request and Eligibility Form

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk [Application Form]


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.


Did you know?

There is significant internal evidence, by both education and economic experts alike, that emphasises the importance of getting it right in the early years to ensure positive long-term outcomes for both children and Australia.