Upskill Individual Program

For early childhood educators, a bachelor's degree is a vital investment in a better future for you and the children in your care.

The Upskill Individual Program has been designed specifically for early childhood educators who want to take the next step in their career by undertaking a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

The Upskill Individual Program provides simple tools, peer-to-peer support, mentoring, and online resources to help you move confidently through your early childhood teaching degree and into your first years as a qualified teacher.

The Upskill Individual Program will:

  • support you to make the transition to university study
  • help you gain confidence in your practice
  • provide you with access to exclusive leadership and professional development opportunities
  • connect you with a network of fellow early childhood educators and teachers.

How it works

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As part of the Upskill individual tier, you will have exclusive access to the support webinars at key stages of the Upskill journey, including support for transitioning and adjusting to university.

You will also be invited to attend live check-in webinars hosted by Upskill Program for you and other students throughout the length of your degree. These webinars offer a place to ask questions, share your experience and access advice and support.

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A dedicated Support team

Assistance with navigating the application processes and enrolment systems at universities, with special access to key contacts at our partner universities, for specialised support.

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The Upskill Mentoring Program connects you with a group of your peers to provide support and a safe space to discuss challenges and opportunities experienced in the same upskilling journey, guided by an experience ECT mentor. In mentoring, you may explore what it means to transition from educator to becoming a teacher, develop your teaching identity, discuss translating theory into practice, and much more!  

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Access to sector news, PD and events

Being a part of the Upskill Program community means you will have access to the latest sector news and be the first to hear about upcoming events and professional development opportunities.

How the Upskill Program supports educators


The next steps!

Step 1

Take the next step in your career and get ready to apply for a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Make sure to review the Upskill Program Application Guide. This guide provides more information about the program and aims to prepare you for all the considerations that go into applying for a degree such as options for covering the cost of the Upskill program and accessing the FEE-HELP scheme, and answers a variety of frequently asked questions. Apply for and accept your place in your course.

Step 2

Register your interest in the Upskill Program. We will reach out with how we can support you during your upskill journey so you may step into an ECT role with confidence upon graduation. Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Step 3

Start your upskilling journey in your course with the Upskill Program!

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Upskill application guide

This guide provides more information about the program and aims to prepare you for all the considerations that go into applying for a degree.