CAECE Mentoring Program

CAECE has partnered with a leading university, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), to offer you a streamlined pathway to become an Early Childhood Teacher.


Our articulation partnership with QUT ensures you receive 96 credit points for your completed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care towards your Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) which means you graduate sooner and save approximately $6,600*.


You may also receive an additional 48 credit points if you hold a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and meet the work experience criteria, saving you an additional $3,300* (To be applied for through QUT within ten days of receiving your QTAC offer). 


We are excited to present our innovative mentoring program based on the CAECE philosophy of supportive and personal relationships to enhance professional and personal development.


The CAECE Mentoring Program aims to guide the participant’s transition into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at QUT and provide support to develop confidence, extend study skills and inspire the participant to achieve their study goals. Our program is provided over a period of approximately 6-7 months, from initial application stage to the end of your first semester.


Research has indicated first year students experience feelings of isolation and uncertainty in the transition to university. Our Mentoring Program aims to effectively orientate and support students to transition into tertiary studies. The CAECE Mentor will assist the student through the QTAC and QUT application process and provide personal support throughout the first semester. Mentoring will include strategies to develop increased independence in learning and guidance to balance academic workload with other commitments such as work and family.

The Mentoring Program

  1. Assistance through application process 

    • Lodgement of QTAC Application (QTAC Application fee $172 is additional and payable by student)

    • Completion of QUT Application


  2. Mentoring

    • Orientation to university study

    • Academic literacy – independent research, database searches, referencing

    • Facilitate creation of ‘Study Groups’

    • Referral to relevant QUT support services


  3. Contact  

    • Regular personal contact during the first semester



The cost of the CAECE Mentoring Program is $1,499 (excludes QTAC application fee) 


Payment options:

  1. Paid in full upon enrolment into the Mentoring Program

  2. Equivalent of $250 per month (paid weekly/fortnightly/monthly) via an Ezidebit payment arrangement

There is a non-refundable portion of $250 for all participants. Refunds for withdrawal or cancellation will be calculated on a pro-rata monthly basis less the $250 non-refundable portion.

Application process 

  1. Apply through QTAC 

  2. Contact CAECE upon acceptance of a QTAC offer, at which time your enrolment into the Mentoring Program will be processed.


Note: Please refer to the QUT Information for CAECE students and graduates regarding steps to apply for study towards the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Participants should refer to the QUT entry requirements to ensure they meet the prerequisite requirements.

Enrolment process for CAECE Mentoring Program

Please complete the Enrolment Form and Ezidebit Form (see terms on page 2 of the form), and return them along with scanned copies of the following:


Click here to download the CAECE Mentoring Program enrolment form.

For more information

Please contact the CAECE Office: