Next programs begin on June 4, 2024 & January 20, 2025. 
Start your application early to secure your place in line.

Fast Track ECA Certificate

This streamlined 24-week online program is perfect for childcare practitioners who want to obtain their first ECE-related classification. 

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Night classes
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Online classes
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Work during study
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Paid practicum
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Payment plan available
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Eligible for student loans

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be employed at an ECE facility for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
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Program Features

  • 24 weeks to complete
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm / 3 evenings a week
  • Available to anyone on a work visa, no study permit required
  • Delivered online  
  • Two guided workplace experiences 
  • Graduate with ECA Certificate (Eligible for Level 1 classification)
  • Level 1 staff are eligible for QIG funding wage contribution
  • Move staff to wage scale and start at $22.91/hour
  • Payment plan available for individuals or centre sponsored
  • Student loan eligible


  • Graduate with an ECA Certificate
  • Level 1 Classification
  • Level 1 staff are eligible for QIG funding wage contribution



  • Work normal business hours
  • Typically have holidays off
  • Find steady work (not seasonal)
  • Full-time employment


Eligible Jobs

Early Childhood Educator, Home Care Worker, Child Care Provider, Pre-Primary Relief Staff, Private Nanny and many more.

Expected Income

$22.91 / hour is the salary floor for Level 1 Classification ECE in a licensed childcare facility. Learn more about salaries and wages here.

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Have questions? Need help with your application?

Hi, I’m Shawna and I’ve been working as an Early Childhood Educator or ECE for over 10 years. I want to offer my help and support as you embark on your own career in Early Childhood Education.

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