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The Apiary and TFP Stacked


The Apiary fellowship is a program that supports its Fellows to build a holistic view of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) system and bring about positive change for children.

What to expect

Fellows participate in an intensive and transformative development program providing the skills and tools to improve long term outcomes for children and families. With a minimum 12-month commitment, fellows forge long-lasting connections with leaders from across the sector as they work and journey together.


This program is made possible through the generosity of the Paul Ramsay Foundation and part contribution of $2500 payable by each Fellow. Scholarships are available. Fellows are also responsible for covering their travel and accommodation to convenings (up to 4 events across the year in different locations).

Download our information pack to assist you with discussing this opportunity with an employer or other sponsor.

Places are limited, applicants will be contacted to arrange interviews.


Customised scholarships are available for:

- people living with a disability
- people who are culturally and linguistically diverse
- people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- applicants whose personal or work efforts are focus on supporting individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage
- low-income employers and self-sponsoring applicants.

Places are limited, applicants will be contacted to arrange interviews.

We encourage you to read 'Water of Systems Change' to inform answers to the questions below.


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Expressions of Interest close 8th July, 2022 5pm

If you are applying as an individual or would prefer not to say, please enter N/A. Note: Applicants being sponsored by their organisation will need to complete an agreement endorsing full participation for the 12 months of the Fellowship.

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The following questions will help us get to know you and understand your aspirations. This form may take some time to complete, we recommend putting aside roughly 40 minutes to an hour. If you would prefer to submit your application as a video, powerpoint presentation or other accessible medium please use the file upload below or contact us to arrange an alternative submission.
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Candidates will be interviewed over June/July and invited participants will be required to undertake foundational preparation and attend an orientation over the 24-26 August on the east coast. We expect fellows to be available for every convening (2-3 days, 4 times a year, in person) and 5 hours per month for collaboration or individual reflection work when they apply and commit to the program. Please confirm that you acknowledge these onboarding steps.



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