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ECTARC is a community owned, not for profit registered training organisation that specialises in early childhood training and professional development. RTO code: 90331. ECTARC is a division of Illawarra Area Child Care Limited (IACC) and was established with the support of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) to provide:

  • accredited vocational training for those wishing to achieve qualifications
  • quality upskilling/in-service workshops for those working in or with an interest in the early childhood/community services field
  • dynamic, pro-active and responsive leadership in early childhood/community service training and research.

ECTARC offers a range of qualifications and vocational training programs that are:

  • nationally recognised
  • based on nationally endorsed industry competency standards
  • supported by qualified, vocational trainers
  • accessible to all students
  • not restricted by age or work experiences
  • flexibly delivered

ECTARC has in place a quality management system to ensure compliance with the VET Quality Framework including the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). ECTARC conducts its operations in line with the organisation's Code of Practice.


IACC is a community owned organisation that also manages eleven child care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas.

Visit the IACC website at