Scholarships on offer in NSW with $20,000 to support ECEC study

Scholarships on offer in NSW with $20,000 to support ECEC study

by Freya Lucas

October 14, 2021

The New South Wales Department of Education is now offering scholarships of up to $20,000 for students to support their studies in Early Childhood Education. 


NSW Education Secretary Georgina Harrisson said the scholarships are a commitment to ensuring ongoing support to a critical workforce.


“The Early Childhood Education Scholarships Program provides financial support to university students for the completion of early childhood teaching degrees,” Ms Harrisson said, and will  help increase the number of early childhood teachers in NSW and ensure children have access to high-quality early childhood education.  


“More educators with degree qualifications gives more children access to the benefits of qualified teachers in their local service,” she added.


The NSW Department of Education is the largest regulator nationally, with over 5,800 early childhood education and care services in NSW that fall in scope of the National Quality Framework and state legislation. 


Applicants wishing to complete an early childhood education teaching qualification have been able to apply for the scholarship from 6 October 2021 via the Department of Education’s website and do not need to be currently working in the education sector.