Australian Childcare Alliance Queensland’s (ACA Qld) industry partner HESTA Super Fund is offering Awards for Excellence to students of College for Australian Early Childhood Educators (CAECE).


The intent of the HESTA Awards for Excellence scholarship is to promote commitment to professional development and community spirit, as well as to assist students who have overcome hardship. HESTA, CAECE and ACA Qld aim to support the advancement of talented early childhood educators who are seeking to pursue a leadership role in long day care.


Three separate scholarships of $1000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to students.


Centre owners, directors, supervisors, students or CAECE trainers and assessors are able to nominate a student for the Awards for Excellence.


Pillars of Excellence

A nomination must be supported in the first instance by a statement and supporting evidence demonstrating how a candidate exemplifies each of the three Pillars of Excellence:


  1. Passion - How has the nominee shown and demonstrated a passion for the Early Childhood Education and Care sector?
  2. Dedication - What are some of the challenges or adversities that the nominee has overcome?
  3. Professionalism - In what ways has the nominee exemplified professionalism in their performance or behaviour?



Nominations are now open for the 2018 Awards for Excellence. Click on the links below to download the flyer and nomination form.

All nominations for the 2018 Awards for Excellence must be received by 4:30pm on Friday 9th March 2018.

If you have any questions, please call the CAECE Team on 07 3299 5784.