The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received funding from the Department of Communities to help attract and retain childcare educators in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Through this initiative, the City, in partnership with the Job Support Hub, offered full fee-paying scholarships to people interested in having a career in the Childcare industry.

The scholarship offers a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with:

  • Study at Central Regional TAFE (CRTAFE) – Kalgoorlie Campus
  • Fees fully paid;
  • Guaranteed work placements in local childcare centres for practical, on the job training;
  • Guaranteed employment in local childcare centres when you finish your training.

As a result of this funding, eight Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents are now actively studying for a career in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

The funding for the 2022/23 financial year is now fully allocated, and the City is currently investigating options for future funding of this initiative.