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.

Open Roles


Digital Transformation Advisor

Early Childhood Australia – Be You
Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane

In this critical fixed-term role, the Digital Transformation Advisor will lead the transformation of ECA Be You’s workforce-facing platforms and information systems, driving productivity and an improved experience for our staff and users. Leveraging SharePoint and the Microsoft 365 Suite, the Digital Transformation Advisor will co-design and deliver a centralised workspace solution for ECA Be You by reviewing, refreshing and consolidating our internal platforms. Throughout this project, the Digital Transformation Advisor will work closely with ECA Be You leadership and other key staff to ensure that the solution is tailored to the needs of each portfolio area, and can be scaled and iterated over time as conditions change.

Please view the position description here

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Inclusion Professional Position – Darwin

Early Childhood Australia NT
Darwin NT

We currently have a full-time Inclusion Professional position open in Darwin, involving overnight stays in very remote Aboriginal communities. Successful candidates will work closely with services, families, communities, and other stakeholders. These positions are on fixed-term contracts until June 30, 2025, and there is potential for extension subject to funding availability. We invite interested candidates to apply now.

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NDIS Early Childhood Professional

Early Childhood Australia NT
Darwin NT

In the NDIS Early Childhood Practitioner role, you will support families to navigate the most appropriate early intervention pathway for their child. This includes assisting families to access and plan for NDIA funded supports. For children not considered eligible for NDIA funded supports, provide time limited support to the family to develop skills and confidence to navigate early intervention supports. There is also a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with service providers, local area specialist organisations and mainstream community groups to develop positive social relationships and be inclusive of children with disabilities.

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Expressions of Interest


Invitation for the position of Editor of the Everyday Learning Series

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking an Editor for the Everyday Learning Series (EDL). This voluntary position will require the selected candidate to work with ECA’s Publications Advisory Group and ECA’s internal Publishing and Production team to ensure the ongoing quality of the publication.

Responsibilities of the role
The candidate will be required to:

  • ensure publications are consistent with ECA’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ECA Code of Ethics
  • forward plan the publication editions in conjunction with the Publications Advisory Group and ECA National Office
  • in consultation with the Series Editor of EDL and the ECA Publications and Production Executive Manager, follow the ECA protocols and processes including series requirements (word count, reading ease score, case studies, reflective questions, links to NQS and children’s services competencies, references)
  • consider reviewer reports and make written recommendations to the author/s
  • review/approve the content of each edition, looking out for content or messages that would be counterintuitive to ECA values
  • maintain effective liaison with the ECA National Office and the respective in-house editor of each publication
  • support publication authors as appropriate.

View the position description here
Email: kwickham@earlychildhood.org.au
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm AEST Friday 28 June 

Invitation for the position of  Deputy Editor of the Everyday Learning Series

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking a Deputy Editor for the Everyday Learning Series (EDL). This voluntary position will require the selected candidate to work with the EDL Editor, ECA’s Publications Advisory Group and ECA’s internal Publishing and Production team to ensure the ongoing quality of the publication.

Responsibilities of the role
The candidate will be required to:

  • ensure publications are consistent with ECA’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ECA Code of Ethics
  • forward plan the publication editions in conjunction with the Publications Advisory Group and ECA National Office
  • in consultation with the Series Editor of EDL and the ECA Publications and Production Executive Manager, follow the ECA protocols and processes including series requirements (word count, reading ease score, case studies, reflective questions, links to NQS and children’s services competencies, references)
  • consider reviewer reports and make written recommendations to the author/s
  • review/approve the content of each edition, looking out for content or messages that would be counterintuitive to ECA values
  • maintain effective liaison with the ECA National Office and the respective in-house editor of each publication
  • support publication authors as appropriate.

View the position description here
Email: kwickham@earlychildhood.org.au
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm AEST Friday 28 June 

Invitation for the position of  Deputy Editor of the Research in Practice Series

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is seeking a Deputy Editor for the Research in Practice Series (RIPs). This voluntary position will require the selected candidate to work with the RIPs Editor, ECA’s Publications Advisory Group and ECA’s internal Publishing and Production team to ensure the ongoing quality of the publication.

Responsibilities of the role
The candidate will be required to:

  • ensure publications are consistent with ECA’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ECA Code of Ethics
  • forward plan the publication editions in conjunction with the Publications Advisory Group and ECA National Office
  • in consultation with the Series Editor of RIPs and the ECA Publications and Production Executive Manager, follow the ECA protocols and processes including series requirements (word count, reading ease score, case studies, reflective questions, links to NQS and children’s services competencies, references)
  • consider reviewer reports and make written recommendations to the author/s
  • review/approve the content of each edition, looking out for content or messages that would be counterintuitive to ECA values
  • maintain effective liaison with the ECA National Office and the respective in-house editor of each publication
  • support publication authors as appropriate.

View the position description here
Email: kwickham@earlychildhood.org.au
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5pm AEST Friday 28 June