October 14, 2021

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 education and care workforce over the next 10 years.

This 10-year timeframe recognises the complexity of the workforce challenges faced by the sector and provides the opportunity to progress actions in the short, medium and long term.

The next step is for governments and stakeholders to collaboratively develop implementation and evaluation plans to support the delivery of the Strategy. This work will continue alongside the current and ongoing investments in workforce initiatives by both government and the education and care sector.