Affinity Learning Academy

Make the next step in your career easy and seriously fun! Join Affinity and you’ll immediately qualify to enrol in the Affinity Learning Academy. Enjoy on the job training and paid study time while you achieve your Cert III, Diploma in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor of Early Education at little to no cost, backed by an employer who truly believes in you.

Award-Winning Development Pathway

Since 2017, the Affinity Learning Academy and our award-winning development pathway has helped more than 600 people across Australia receive qualifications in areas such as early childhood education, community services and business.

  • Nationally recognised qualifications in childcare and business
  • Up to 100% subsidised for our employees
  • Supported learning environments
  • Completion of qualifications while working at our centre locations
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 

“I never dreamed I would be able to complete a university qualification but through the Affinity Learning Academy I’ve become a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher - and I don’t have a dollar of HECS debt. I worked the entire time I studied, and now I have a job I absolutely love, backed by programs, the Lifelong Learning Curriculum and a fantastic community of teachers,”

Why do students love the Affinity Learning Academy?

Flexible, self-paced learning

From the learning material to the assessment portfolios, the programs are designed to be flexible and self-paced, working around your lifestyle and needs; Plus, there’s no need to travel to TAFE or other off-site colleges – the Development Coaches come to you on the job!

On-the-job training

With the Affinity Learning Academy, you can study towards your chosen qualification while earning. Our people benefit from real world experience and access to resources and support – and paid study time allows you to complete your units of study based on your daily experiences with children.


Our award-winning Affinity Learning Academy combines theory and practice, to help our people gain the knowledge, experience and skills required to provide quality education and care for children. Our preferred Registered Training Organisation partners deliver nationally recognised qualifications combining contemporary research with the requirements of the sector.

Employer funded study

We don’t want finances to stop our people from reaching their goals, which is why Affinity Education staff have the opportunity to have their qualification sponsored through the Affinity Learning Academy at no cost to you!

“Development Coaches are here to support you. We’ve worked in early education for a minimum of 10 years before taking on the roles, and work exclusively for Affinity Education Group so we know their standards and expectations - through the Affinity Learning Academy you will be set up to achieve success in your career,” Carla Langley, Affinity Learning Academy Team Development Coach.

Are you ready to take the next step in your Early Childhood Education & Care career? Get in touch with our People & Culture team today for a confidential career chat or to learn more about our training opportunities.