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October 18, 2021

Southern Tasmania Lockdown Update – Monday 18 October

Updated 19 October 2021 The Premier announced that the lockdown in Southern Tasmania will end at 6pm on Monday 18 October but some restrictions, including wearing face masks, will remain in place until 6pm Friday 22 October in the 12 declared local government areas listed below.  For details of restrictions that will remain after 6pm today, please…
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October 14, 2021

Shaping Our Future – National Workforce Strategy released

The National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2022- 2031) has now been developed and is available on the ACECQA website National Workforce Strategy | ACECQA. The National Strategy, ‘Shaping Our Future’ has been co-designed by all Australian governments and national sector stakeholders with the intent to support the recruitment, retention, sustainability and quality of the children’s…
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July 27, 2021

Expression of Interest – Education and Care Unit Stakeholder Reference Group (ECU SRG)

The ECU are inviting expressions of interest from individuals interested in becoming a member of the Education and Care Unit Stakeholder Reference Group (ECU SRG). If you’re interested, please express interest by submitting your expression of interest form for to ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au by close of business on Friday 20th August. Please read on for more information…
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May 4, 2021

National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy

You can contribute to the development of the National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy.  The consultation period will run throughout May 2021. Governments recognise the significant and complex issues facing the sector in relation to the attraction, supply and retention of staff and agreed that a new Strategy should be developed.  It will seek…
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March 5, 2021

The NQF Review Family and Sector Surveys are now open – Have your say!

We are excited to announce that the NQF Review Surveys are now live on the Review website. The family survey and the sector survey provide the opportunity for families, communities, educators, education and care services and governments to join in an important national conversation about the future of quality education and care in Australia.  This conversation will…
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February 3, 2021

Minor Infrastructure Grants 2021

The Education and Care Unit (ECU) invites eligible education and care services and licensed child care services to apply for funding through the ECU Minor Infrastructure Grants 2021. Please refer to the eligibility criteria and program priorities by downloading the Application Guidelines. It is anticipated that applications will open on 5 February 2021 and that…
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December 22, 2020

Infosheet: Safe Transportation of Children

In October 2020 new requirements under the National Regulations were released. To better manage the risks of transporting children all governments decided to introduce new requirements to strengthen oversight arrangements when children are being transported under the care of an education and care service. To provide guidance about these requirements for Tasmanian centre based care and family…
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September 1, 2020

Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020

Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020 The information on this page is also available in printable PDF format: Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020   The Education and Care Unit (ECU) is responsible for assessing and rating Tasmanian Education and Care services against the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS). A general overview…
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