Queensland scholarship program to build the early childhood teacher workforce 

Media release   

8 March 2024 

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the Queensland Government on the launch of its Qualifications Pathways Program (QPP), which will provide hundreds of early childhood educators with scholarships and support to upskill to a Bachelor qualification. 

‘The Queensland Early Childhood Workforce Strategy will be critical to strengthening the early learning workforce, for the benefit of children and families across the state,’ said Elizabeth Death, CEO of ELACCA. ‘We congratulate Premier Miles and Minister Farmer on this investment in the future of Queensland.’ 

‘We are very pleased to be one of nine organisations selected to deliver the QPP in Queensland,’ Ms Death said. ‘Our experience and expertise in supporting educators to upskill and to extend their professional learning makes this program a great fit for ELACCA.’ 

‘We look forward to welcoming educators from our member organisations into the program, which will commence in the coming months.’ 

ELACCA currently delivers the ITE Boost program, which supports educators to balance work and study, helping them to attain an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification and pursue their dreams of working as an early childhood teacher. 

‘High-quality early learning depends on qualified, experienced educators and teachers. With strong support from government, employers and organisations like ELACCA, we can build and sustain a thriving early learning workforce,’ Ms Death said. 


For more information please contact:  

Sally Maddison 

Early Learning and Care Council of Australia  

PO Box 348  

Annandale NSW 2038  

Mob: 0498 228 762 

E: [email protected]  


About us:  

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) was established to promote the value of quality early learning and care as an integral part of Australia’s education system. Our 18 CEO members include some of the largest early learning providers in the country, representing both not-for-profit and for-profit services. ELACCA members operate 2,011 long day care services, 370 preschool/kindergarten services and 92 OSHC services, covering every state and territory. They offer one-quarter of all the early learning places in Australia. Together, our members serve 369,776 children and their families, and employ more than 56,000 staff.