Casual Early Childhood Educators – Cert III & Diploma

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Work type: Casual
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community, Services

Casual Early Childhood Educators – Cert III & Diploma

  • Local government (council) owned and operated early childhood services.
  • Casual Certificate III - $39.16 per hour – Band 3A+25% + Super
  • Casual Diploma - $43.08 per hour – Band 4A+25% + Super

Are you a passionate Early Childhood Educator seeking meaningful work that makes difference to the lives of young children?

Do you strive to provide high quality early childhood education and care programs that EXCEED the National Quality Standards?

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive organisation with real opportunities for career growth?

Yarra City Council currently has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and passionate Certificate III or Diploma Qualified - Early Childhood Educator to join our Children’s Services.

Starting as soon as possible, the successful applicant will commence their journey as a casual educator working across our 5 long day care services and 4 Kindergartens. There is also opportunity to work in our occasional care, After Care and Vacation Care service.

You can learn more about our LDC services here

You can learn more about our Kindergarten services here

We know that delivering high quality educational programs requires time and input from all educators, this is why at Yarra, we offer all of our educators’ non-contact planning time each week.

Educators from all of our services share their knowledge and innovation with each other and other units across the City of Yarra. By joining a service managed by Yarra City Council, you will be given a unique opportunity to also align your educational programs, projects and practices with council endorsed strategies and plans to ensure the entire community is given the opportunity to meet its potential. Our centres are well equipped, and our teams provide a positive work environment with collaborative leadership.

We value the growth and success of every educator and commit to providing all of our team members with the opportunity to join special project groups and engage in professional development.

Being successfully appointed to this role with Yarra means that you will be able to enjoy the generous employment conditions of the Yarra City Council Enterprise Agreement including:

  • significantly above industry award standard salary rates,
  • above industry standard planning time,
  • exceptional professional development and career opportunities,
  • recognition of service incentives,
  • access to Employee Assist Program.

To be successfully appointed to this role you will be a Cert III or Diploma qualified early childhood educator who has an understanding and passion for educating young children.  You will ideally have experience working with all age groups from 0-5 years and understanding of the benefits of multi age, flexible setting. If you don’t have this experience, you must be excited and willing to learn as we will support any educators with the training and mentoring, they may need to be successful. Educators studying or upgrading their qualifications are welcome to apply. 

You will have proven ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and understand the importance of critical reflection and sharing feedback.  Our services use educational programs use children’s emerging interests and ideas alongside educator initiated learning as a springboard for our intentional teaching opportunities.

We use progressive routines throughout the day and implement an indoor/outdoor program to respond to the needs of individual children.  As an educator you will have an understanding through a contemporary early childhood lens as to why these practices are so important. You will have a strong understanding of the approved early learning frameworks with demonstrated ability to embed the learning outcomes within your practices.  

Yarra is a child safe organisation and as such you will understand the important role that educators play in protecting and advocating for children’s wellbeing.


  • a minimum of an ACECQA Approved Certificate III or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, (or equivalent)(or working towards)
  • Up to date First Aid, CPR, EpiPen and asthma management qualifications,
  • Valid Working with Children Check,
  • Team focussed approach,
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate responsive routines and programs guided by the approved learning frameworks,
  • Current mandatory reporting training, and
  • You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.


  • Experience and a passion to work with all age groups 0-5 years
  • Experience with Xplor or other online learning platform, and
  • Ability to demonstrate a competent level of English, both written and spoken.

The City of Yarra is an inner metropolitan municipality which is home to a diverse community of approximately 100,000 people across 12 different inner Melbourne suburbs.

We aim to achieve the greatest outcomes for the community through delivering our Council Plan and working with, and for, all in Yarra.

Our values guide our conduct and working relationships with colleagues and the community.

  • Accountability: We own what we do and expect others to as well.
  • Respect: We include all. Diversity is our strength.
  • Courage: We are intentional in our actions. We seek the brave path.

All programs meet the National Quality Standards for Education and Care services and are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework. We celebrate the diversity of Yarra and all families and children of all abilities are welcome in our centres. Our programs are inclusive and are based on the needs and interests of children and their families.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about our Long Day Care Centres, Occasional Care programs, Outside School Hours Care and Kindergartens visit us on

For further information, please see the position description below or contact Robert Stevens – Team Leader – Children’s Services Operations – Early Years at

Download File Early Childhood Educator - Certificate III - Position Description April 2022 (7).pdf

Download File Early Childhood Educator - Diploma- Position Description April 2022 (13).pdf

Applications close on Tuesday 9 August 2022.

In your application please note that the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, ability and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the questions in the application process.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working With Children Check, proof of COVID-19 triple Vaccination and a Pre Employment Medical Assessment prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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