May 4, 2021

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 to address issues over a ten-year period (2021-30).

The Strategy is being designed as a joint partnership between governments, the children’s education and care sector and other key stakeholders.

Initial consultation with national sector stakeholders and governments identified potential actions and initiatives that could be implemented across the following inter-related focus areas.

Feedback is now being sought about the level of support and priorities for these actions and initiatives from the broader sector.

You will find information on the ACECQA website –  National Workforce Strategy | ACECQA including:

  • Consultation documentConsultation on a Ten Year National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2021-30).
  • Consultation sessions – ACECQA is providing online information sessions about the consultation process. These will be the week commencing 10 May 2021 and you can register through the ACECQA website. We encourage you to attend one of the available online sessions, particularly if you would find this an easier way to hear about the issues being raised through the Consultation document.
  • Online survey – we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to provide your view through the online survey open from 3 – 31 May 2021.

To have you say: Fill out the consultation online feedback survey (by following the link on National Workforce Strategy | ACECQA) by 31 May 2021.

To find out more: Visit the ACECQA website National Workforce Strategy | ACECQA for more information and to register for an online information session or contact the ECU through or phone 6165 5425.