The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies

The AGECS is a membership-based, not-for-profit charity providing professional development and networking opportunities for its members and staff working in early childhood services.

The Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies would like to acknowledge both the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung, and Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we are located in Melbourne. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Aboriginal language groups across all of Victoria, whose lands we provide funding for specific projects around Early Childhood Education. We acknowledge their history, their people, and their stories. As an Association we will work together for reconciliation, a process that starts with the acknowledgement of true Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures of Australia, and will always value the contribution to our community and culture, the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families, communities and their stories.

Full Membership Benefits

AGECS membership fees are tax deductible for those working in the field.
One-off payment of $50 for your lifetime membership.

Member Content

Access to AGECS Professional Development Programs, articles, and industry resources.


Receive up-to-date info on all upcoming AGECS events.

AGECS Journal

Get access to copies of the AGECS journal Audax (online and / or printed version).

Regional Groups

The ability to join or form an AGECS Regional Group in your area.

Stay informed

Stay informed about courses and news relevant to early childhood professionals.

Discount Books

Receive discounts on books purchased from Teaching Solutions.


Why should you become a member of AGECS?

You will be part of an organisation that has a long history of advocacy, networking and a commitment to professional growth that continues into the 21st century.

Full Membership Benefits:

  • Access to grants  
  • Early bird event alerts
  • Professional development events
  • Member resources
  • AGECS Journal (AUDAX)
  • Stay informed
  • AGM member voting

The AGECS membership fees are tax deductible for those working in the field.