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COVID-19 Notice to all ECTARC students

During this constantly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the safety of our employees, children and students is our highest priority.  We are closely monitoring this situation and actively following the advice issued by the Australian Government.

What we have in our favour is the experience and infrastructure ECTARC has at delivering distance education.  With 24-hour access to the ECTARC Training Portal, students can continue to study as normal.  ECTARC Training and Development Officers will be available to support students via email, ECTARC Live study sessions and taking calls 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and Tuesday evenings 5pm to 7pm.

Non-essential travel and meetings to be postponed

What will change is that all non-essential travel and meetings will be postponed until the middle of April.  This means that ECTARC Training and Development Officers will not be visiting services for practical assessments or face-to-face training.  In most cases this will not disadvantage students or cause any issue for them to progress with their studies.  If a student or service has a specific case that they need addressed, please discuss this with your Training and Development Officer.

If the ECTARC team can assist you or your service during this time, please don't hesitate to call 02 4223 1111 or email  Please also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page of our website for more information and our Resources page for supportive links and resources.

Welcome to ECTARC




ECTARC is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 90331) that specialises and champions excellence in early childhood education and care training and professional development. We pride ourselves on nurturing high quality graduates and educators who have the skills and knowledge to deliver best practice in education and care services.

Trusted for over 20 years, progressive service management, passionate educators and people commencing an early childhood career have chosen our organisation for their learning journey as they receive exceptional student support, experienced qualified trainers and the latest in online training portals that provides an engaging learning experience. ECTARC also offers professional learning resources and consultancy services to support best practice and compliance. 







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

Statement of Attainment 

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. 


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 and Development 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 and Development 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 and Development Officers are available at all times 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 5pm to 7pm Tuesday nights to answer your questions.  ECTARC Training and Development Officers also go to early childhood services to visit and assess trainees, apprentices and students.

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

- message their Training and Development 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 ECTARC Training Portal is available through secure market leading technology and students find it very easy to use. The ECTARC 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. 


Thinking about starting a career in the early childhood education and care sector?


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 and Development Officers about your training needs on 02 4223 1111 (NSW) or 07 3290 2966 (QLD) or email


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

ECTARC is proud to be a Queensland Skills Assure Supplier.

ECTARC is committed to the delivery of training that fosters educators that can provide high quality education and care to young children. 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.