Affinity Education Group (AEG) is one of Australia’s largest private providers of early childhood education, owning and operating 166 Lifelong Learning Centres.

The group’s teachers, educators and assistants strive to help every child in their care reach their full potential. All educators hold, or are working towards, early childhood qualifications.

To facilitate this learning, AEG launched the Affinity Learning Academy (ALA) in 2017 to deliver professional development and early learning qualifications such as Certificate II in Early Childhood, Certificate III in Early Childhood and a Diploma of Early Childhood for its 3000-plus educators. Training incorporates online learning, industry expert training, workplace learning and on-the-job coaching and assessment.

In June 2020, the AEG and their subsidiary ALA formed a partnership with Industry Graduates, a specialist early childhood education and care learning and development consultancy. They identify longstanding casual employees working regular shifts and develop and train them to become a more permanent part of their workforce.