Important Informaton and how to apply


The Geelong Kindergarten Association (GKA) is a not for profit community based organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors. GKA is a provider of Early Years Management (EYM) and aims to work towards an integrated and sustainable early childhood education system that is well positioned to achieve improved outcomes for all young children through the provision of high quality and accessible kindergarten programs. GKA works with kindergartens across its EYM group to deliver high quality and inclusive early childhood education programs.

Kindergartens provide a stimulating play-based learning environment for children 3-5 years of age. Through experimenting and participating in group interactions with others, children make friends, build resilience and develop positive self-esteem. Research shows children who attend a kindergarten program are more likely to be independent, confident and make a smooth transition to primary school.

Key Information

All Kindergarten roles will require ACECQA approved qualifications.
Applications for Activity Group Leader positions from bachelor qualified applicants are welcome. Please note if you are bachelor qualified and successful for an Activity Group Leader position the following will apply: the rate of pay will be equivalent to a Bachelor qualified teacher, all other entitlements equivalent to an Activity Group Leader position as outlined in the current VECTEA 2016 Agreement, including leave entitlements, and planning time is above award and outlined in the staff record, available at interview.

Other Roles Require:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification - Teacher roles)
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification - (Diploma & Activity Group Leader roles)
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood education and Care (or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification - (Assistant roles)
  • Certificate in First Aid Level 2 (including current annual CPR certificate)
  • Certificate in Asthma Awareness/ Management
  • Certificate in Anaphylaxis Awareness/ Management (including current annual Auto-Injection Refresher certificate)
  • Current Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration (Teacher roles) or Working with Children Check (non-teaching roles)    

Application Process

Read the relevant position description
Provide the position reference number of the role you are applying for
Provide a brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria
Provide a current work history
All applications must be submitted in WORD or PDF FORMAT.

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The GKA recruitment process will include; review of claims made against the prescribed key selection criteria and qualifications required; behavioural based panel interviews and referee checking. Please Note: applications not including a cover letter, work history or reference number will not be accepted. As we experience a high volume of applications, GKA will only make contact with shortlisted candidates.

Additional information

Some GKA positions will specify a location however, GKA is a multi-site organisation, the position and the employee may be relocated to any other existing or future work locations where it conducts its operations. Annual enrolment fluctuations and changes may necessitate relocation of positions and may involve a change in service location and an alteration in hours of employment.
Attendance at out-of-hours for meetings to support the service and the community are a requirement of most positions within GKA.

Appointments with GKA are subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period and evidence of the Right to Work in Australia.

GKA reserves the right to make direct appointments without advertising or withdraw any opportunities advertised prior to the closing date.

Industrial Agreement

Information on terms and conditions of employment are available upon request or by accessing the following links:

VECTEA 2016 Agreement

VECTEA 2016 Summary Document


Please refer to the GKA Privacy Policy. This document outlines how GKA manage personal and confidential information.

Fair Work Information Statement:

Click here to access the Fair Work Ombusdman Fair Work Information Statement.