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Long Day Care Professional Development Program (LDCPDP)

All information about the LDCPDP can now be found on the Department of Social Services website

Budget fails to respond to the immediate needs of families

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA), the peak body for privately owned early childhood education and care services in Australia, has reiterated its support for a number of measures in the 2015-16 Budget, but is disappointed it does not provide any immediate relief for families enduring the current affordability crisis triggered by workforce participation pressures and the consequent demand for high quality education and care for their children

Read the full media release here

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

On Tuesday March 24, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) executive, including ACAV President Mr Paul Mondo and CEO Mr David Worland, visited Canberra to actively lobby a range of MPs and Senators on the importance of increased funding to the sector and to discuss a range of issues as a result of the recommendations of the Productivity Commission report that was recently tabled in Parliament.

It is hoped that the landmark opportunity to shape the future of the Early Childhood Education and Care Services sector is fully recognised and will deliver better outcomes for all involved.

Application for Equal Remuneration Order

On 15 July 2013 United Voice and the Australian Education Union- Victorian branch filed an Application for Equal Remuneration Order with the Fair Work Commission.The application seeks significant wage increases for the Children's Services Award 2010, the Education Services (Teachers) Award 2010 and the Local Government Industry Award 2010. The application is currently progressing through the Fair Work process

United Voice Application

Belonging Magazine

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Early Years Workforce Strategy 2012-2016

On September 10 2014 the Chair of the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood, the Hon. Peter Collier MLC, announced the release of the Early Years Workforce Strategy - The Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce Strategy for Australia

National Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce Census



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