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Long Day Care Professional Development Program (LDCPDP) Letters of offer sent by DoE

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Frequently Asked Questions

Register here for the CCCAV 2014 Conference

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning, with a focus on developing a system that supports workforce participation and addresses children's learning and development needs. The draft report was released on 22 July 2014.

Read the report and view the videos on the Commission's website

CCCAV through ACA lodged a response to the draft report on 5 September 2014

Professional Development Calendar- August to November 2014

The final Professional Development session for 2014 will be Engaging Play Spaces at Bell Post Hill on 25 November- see details

PD Calendar 2014

Amendments to the National Regulations from 1 June 2014

Amendments to the Education and Care Services National Regulations came into effect from 1 June 2014. See Information Sheet

Victorian Government response to Betrayal of Trust report

On 9 May 2014 the Victorian Government tabled its response to the Family and Community Development Parliamentary Committee’s report on the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations: Betrayal of Trust. The response outlines significant reforms for organisations working with children including minimum child safe standards and a new reportable conduct scheme. These reforms will ensure that children in Victorian children’s services are even safer.

The Department will be consulting with key stakeholders in the coming months on the details of the proposed reforms and the timing of implementation.

The Department will work with children’s services and their peak bodies to assist them to understand their responsibilities as new laws and requirements are introduced.

DEECD Fact Sheet

Early Years Quality Fund- Claiming costs of enterprise agreement

Early Years Strategic Plan launched by DEECD March 2014

The Early Years Strategic Plan – Improving outcomes for all Victorian children 2014-2020 was released on Saturday 22 March by the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development.

The Plan aims to improve outcomes and better support children in the period from pregnancy to eight years of age.

The Plan has three key areas of focus:

  • Supporting parents and communities to give children a great start
  • Early and sustained support for those who need it most
  • All children benefiting from high-quality early learning

Read the Early Years Strategic Plan

Minister Lovell announces $8.4 million to make Victoria a world leader in children’s development March 2014

Meeting with Assistant Minister Ley

On 3 March 2014 ACA President Gwynn Bridge and Vice President Judy Atkinson met with Minister Ley and her advisors in Canberra.  It was an extremely productive meeting of around 1.5 hours in which they discussed member issues and also the many concerns the Minister has received from providers, families and other stakeholders.  We are confident that the Minister fully understands the complexities facing the sectors and that she is committed to ensuring sustainable high quality outcomes for all children

s ley g bridge and j atkinson march 2014

Media Release on red tape - Assistant Minister for Education

Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced on 3 December that Federal, State and Territory Governments had all agreed to streamline Labor’s messy National Quality Framework (NQF) legislation following Friday’s Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) meeting. Read more

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.

United Voice Application

Belonging Magazine  (from the Australian Childcare Alliance)

Volume 3 Number 2

Volume 3 Number 1

Volume 2 Number 4

Volume 2 Number 3

Volume 2 Number 2

Volume 2 Number 1

Volume 1 Number 2

Volume 1 Number 1

Early Years Workforce Strategy 2012-2016

On September 10 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

Early Years Workforce Strategy 2012-2016

See DEEWR commentary

See ACECQA commentary

National Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce Census

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