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Stephanie Bleicker Scholarship for German-Speaking Educators

Are you

  • an enthusiastic, German-speaking educator
  • and keen to head off to your Australian Work Experience Adventure?

Froebel Australia is offering suitable candidates an exciting career opportunity to live in two of Australia's most exciting cities, Sydney or Melbourne, and work full-time at our Froebel Early Learning Centres.

This is what we will be offering:

  • Paid full-time work at our Froebel Early Learning Centres, implementing the unique Froebel approach of immersive language learning and inquiry-based learning
  • Become a fully integrated team member of our enthusiastic multinational team with strong support from the Centre Director and Educational Leader
  • Support with your ACECQA application to get your existing qualification recognised
  • 30 days of leave (thereof 10 being unpaid) to travel and explore Australia!

Froebel will reimburse you for

  • Return airfares to Australia (up to AUD 1800),
  • Cost for Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) / Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) and for Health Examination,
  • Cost for the ACECQA (accreditation of your existing qualification) application (up to AUD 850) 

If your employment with Froebel Australia ends before the end of the 12 months Scholarship (e.g. due to termination of your employment by either you or the employer) Froebel reserves the right to claim back any of these cost if already reimbursed to you. 

Please note that holding a recognised qualification as an educator is a prerequisite of working with children in an Australian early childhood setting. 

To be eligible to apply for this Scholarship you are required to:

  • Hold specific qualifications relating to Early Childhood Education in Germany (this may include, but is not limited to 'Staatlich anerkannter Erzieher', 'Kindheitspaedagoge' or equivalent)
  • Obtain recognition of your existing qualification by ACECQA before your scholarship begins 
  • Possess a native level of German language skills
  • Have very good English language skills, verbally and in writing (at least C1 level). Please note that the interviews for this position will be held in English. 
  • Work under a fixed-term full-time contract (37.5 hours per week) for 12 months in one of our centres, located either in Sydney or Melbourne – more details in our job description
  • Organise your own health and travel insurance and accommodation while living and traveling in Australia  
  • Be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) and have a passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction to be eligible for the Australian Working Holiday Visa subclass 417 or the Australian Work and Holiday Visa subclass 462 (please make sure to read about details on the respective visa type and its eligibility criteria)

Applicants who are currently employed with Fröbel Bildung und Erziehung gGmbH will have priority in the selection process if equally qualified and suitable for the position.  

The applicant must be able to commit to the full 12 months term of the scholarship. Shorter employments (e.g. 6 months only) will not be considered. 

We are now looking for applicants to join our Early Learning Centres in 2024

Please send your application including

  • your CV in English,
  • a cover letter explaining your interest in English,
  • copies of your qualification(s) (no need to have them translated at this stage)

to jobs@froebel.com.au.

We look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Keen to read what it's like to be a Froebel Scholar? 
Click here to find out what our 2020 Scholars Antje and Jana had to say :-)

Stephanie Bleicker Scholarship for German-Speaking Educators

Stephanie Bleicker led our St Leonards service as the Centre Director with incredible commitment and love until she lost her battle with cancer in 2022. She was one of the first graduates of our Froebel Future Leaders program during which she investigated best practice implementation of immersive language learning concepts - about which she cared so deeply. The Froebel scholarship program for German-speaking educators from overseas has been named after her to honour her legacy for all our Froebel services.