Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is a national organisation known and respected for the quality and impact of its leadership, advocacy and resourcing on behalf of young children aged between birth and eight years of age. We are currently seeking to fill a number of positions in the ECA National Office, based in Canberra, and various other positions located across Australia. ECA is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability.

Early Childhood Inclusion Professional

based in Alice Springs

As a member of the Early Childhood Australia NT Branch, Inclusion Agency team you will:

  • work directly with services and stakeholders to deliver inclusion support to ECEC services, educators and parents
  • work to promote an understand of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment
  • work closely with other NT-IA Inclusion Professionals to deliver support to the ECEC sector which is flexible and responsive to needs and in accordance with ISP Guidelines.

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For further Information and detailed position description contact: Bronwyn Truscott ph. 08 7999 8001 or email: bronwyn.truscott@ecant.org.au

NDIS Administration Officer

Based in the NT office, full-time contract until 30 June 2023.

The NDIS Administration Officer role is our front of house, first point of contact for families. You will provide the initial triage for NDIS referrals and ensure all NDIS contractual conditions and timeframes are met. In addition to your NDIS administration support, you will also provide general administration assistance such as coordinating events and completing any office-based duties as directed by the Administration Manager.

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Call for Expression of Interest

 AJEC Editorial Assistant

Open to PhD Candidates and Early Career Researchers from within Australia and New Zealand

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking Expressions of Interest for an Editorial Assistant for the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC). The position will require the selected candidate to provide support to the editor, including compliance checking papers, managing workflow in an online manuscript management system, communicating with authors and peer reviewers by email, and scheduling meetings. The Editorial Assistant will join the AJEC Editorial Executive and Committee. The Editorial Assistant will be appointed for a three-year term. Following completion of the term, the Editorial Assistant will have the option of continuing as an ordinary Committee member.

Essential Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an approved PhD program at a university in Australia or New Zealand, or employed at a university in Australia or New Zealand and within five years of PhD completion.
  • Experience and/or expertise in a relevant field of early childhood, including education, developmental psychology, community, and/or health services.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete set work tasks to deadline.
  • Capacity to attend and participate in Editorial Executive meetings (60 minutes, fortnightly) and Committee meetings (90 minutes, every two months).
  • Experience with online manuscript submissions.
  • Commitment to working with colleagues with diverse areas of expertise.

Desirable qualities include:

  • Knowledge of ECA as an organisation.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Commitment to improving processes.

Please note: This is a voluntary position.


Applications must include: A curriculum vitae and cover letter addressing each of the selection criteria.

Send applications to: publishing@earlychildhood.org.au

Closing date: 30 September 2021