Our Membership

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

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

Primary Benefits

Grants

The AGECS supports the early childhood profession through a number of grants and scholarships and professional learning opportunities to further understanding and knowledge of child development and learning so that all children have access to high standards of care and education in early childhood settings.

Resources

As an AGECS member you have access to our growing resource of online materials. We are regularly adding to this resource and hope that you find information to support work as an Early Childhood Professional. 

 

Eligibility

Who can become a member of The 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 is open to:

1.    Any person who has completed an Early Childhood Course at any institution in Australia or elsewhere which is accredited for employment in early childhood services in Victoria; and

i)     is a teacher and/or researcher in Early Childhood Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and has made a contribution to Early Childhood Education;

ii)    is or has worked in Early Childhood Education; or

2.    Any person who has been recommended by the Council as a person who has rendered notable services to the community in Early Childhood Education and has been elected by the members to be an Honorary Member.

Members may be working in, or have worked in:

  • Kindergartens and childcare centres
  • State, private and independent schools
  • Universities and TAFE Colleges
  • Support to colleagues in the profession
  • Other early childhood related services