Child care industry news

Long Day Care Professional Development Program (LDCPDP)

The first progress report was due to be returned to the Department of Education by 5.00 pm AEDST on 31 March 2015. This report triggers the second payment due in June 2015. Services that have received funding but have not yet commenced any professional development activity are still required to complete the report to note nil expenditure to date and are still eligible to receive the second payment.

More information and fact sheets can be found here on the Department website

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

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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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