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Welcome to the
Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre





 The ECTARC office will be closed from 5:00 pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am on Monday 7 January 2019.  

The Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC) is a leading Australian registered training organisation that specialises in early childhood training and professional development.  For 20 years, passionate educators, progressive managers and people commencing an early childhood career have chosen ECTARC to deliver their training, professional development and consultancy. RTO# 90331

ECTARC is committed to excellence in the delivery of training that fosters educators that can provide high quality education and care to young children.
  Our Training Officers are all early childhood trained and deliver their training with experience and passion. The core of our business is better outcomes for children. 
ECTARC supports students not in isolation, but within the context of children, families and the community. Empowering students to be advocates for children and influential community members through learning.  








CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113  Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Nutrition and Menu Planning

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Safe Food Handling 

HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

Child Protection

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

BRIDGING for CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

If you have previously studied a child protection qualification, you can do the bridging course to upgrade.

Management Training

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Would you like to be a more effective leader?  Improve your business management skills?  Do you aspire to take on a leadership role?

Enrol in the BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and study by distance.

Ideal for service managers and educational leaders who wish to improve in the areas of leadership, management, finance, WHS, marketing, business planning and industrial relations.

CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care setting

Ideal professional development single unit for Certified Supervisors


Distance Courses

Educators currently employed in early childhood services, school leavers and unemployed people who wish to commence an early childhood career; study with ECTARC as they can do it via distance study from any location throughout Australia, study at their own pace, pay per unit as they progress through the course and know that they will receive a qualification that is well respected by employers in the early childhood sector.  Learn more...

Trainee and Apprentice Training - NSW, QLD, ACT

ECTARC is also a leading provider of training to trainees and apprentices in early childhood services in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote services throughout NSW, ACT and QLD.  ECTARC is a Smart and Skilled approved provider in NSW and an approved traineeship and apprenticeship provider in QLD and the ACT. With 20 years experience of delivering traineeships and apprenticeships, we understand the importance of supporting our students and employers throughout the training to achieve successful outcomes. ECTARC is proud of the long term relationships we have with employers and the high number of quality graduates that successfully achieve early childhood qualifications. Learn more...

Professional Development

ECTARC specialises in early childhood education and care and brings a vast range of experience and knowledge to educators throughout Australia via live webinars. Professional development keeps educators feeling alive and at the top of their field. Our team of trainers enjoy bringing their passion for excellence in early childhood education to the webinars and sharing information that can be used on-the-floor in services. See our upcoming webinar calendar here... 

            ECTARC is an endorsed provider of QTC Registered professional development at Proficient Teacher level for a range of webinars. Click here for more details. 
            ECTARC is currently delivering the free Munch & Move online webinars for NSW Health. For more information please click here.


Talk to us about how you can use our extensive knowledge and experience to support you or your team. We have demonstrated success providing consultancy and support that includes: 

  • establishing self assessment and planning processes against the National Quality Standard
  • review and advice on the development of Quality Improvement Plans and strategies for reaching key improvement outcomes
  • leadership practices
  • education leader suppport, direction and planning
  • program development
  • optimising engagement with families and community 
  • human resources management
  • professional development 
  • marketing

We can provide you with an obligation free quote on the range of ECTARC’s Consultancy Services.

How we support our students

At ECTARC we have a team of friendly Training Officers that have worked in early childhood services and understand what it is like to be a working educator.  We also understand that it can be challenging to study whilst working as well. ECTARC Training Officers will make you feel supported at all times during your studies and provide prompt assistance when required. ECTARC is well known in the early childhood sector for the exceptional support given to students and employers while they are completing their studies with our organisation. The team of ECTARC Training Officers are available at all times 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 5pm to 7pm Tuesday nights to answer your questions.  ECTARC Training Officers also go to early childhood services to visit and assess trainees, apprentices and students.

ECTARC students also have access to the online Training portal which holds learning materials and where assessments can be submitted online. Through the Training Portal students can also:

- message their Training Officer
- upload any forms or documents
- view marked assessment tasks - students are notified as soon as an assignment is marked
- access resources - additional information and documentation to support learning.

The Training Portal is available through secure market leading technology and students find it very easy to use. The Training Portal increases communications with students and ensures valuable information is available when required and provides access to their student records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Browse, call or enrol now.  Start studying today from any location in Australia!

Please don't hesitate to call and speak with one of our friendly, qualified ECTARC Training Officers about your training needs on 02 4223 1111 (NSW) or 07 3345 8272 (QLD) or email


ECTARC is proud to be a NSW Government Smart and Skilled approved RTO.