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Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the early learning sector plus benefits and services for ELAA members.

Nov

26

Vic government announces fast-tracked teacher training for hard-to-staff positions in schools and early childhood services

Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced a new $15.49 million initiative to give 500 aspiring school teachers and 76 early childhood teachers the opportunity to boost their skills through accelerated Initial Teacher Education university programs. (more…)

Nov

26

New COVID-19 update from Vic DET

The Victorian Department of Education and Training published an updated COVID-19 update on 25 November. Key items in the update included: (more…)

Nov

25

20/21 Vic Budget keeps up the pace on kindergarten reform

Yesterday’s Victorian 20/21 Budget, reflected a continued commitment to what is most certainly the biggest Government investment in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Sector in our State’s history. Read our full media release (more…)

Nov

18

eNews 18 November 2020 now available

CLICK HERE for the web version of  eNews 18 November 2020

Nov

18

ELAA CEO update 18 November 2020

It was certainly great news for most providers last week as the Victorian Government announced what effectively amounts to fully subsidised kindergarten for all three-and four-year-old enrolments in funded programs for 2021. ELAA was a significant voice in calling for this support which we believe will have an overall stabilising effect on our sector during the COVID economic recovery. We do note, however, (more…)

Nov

17

Be prepared for thunderstorm asthma season

The most recent Victorian DET ECEC corona-virus update newsletter reminds early childhood services of an increased risk of seasonal asthma, hay fever and epidemic thunderstorm asthma during the grass pollen season, which occurs between October and December. (more…)

Nov

17

Coronavirus (COVID-19) eLearn module

Vic DET have launched a new eLearn module called ‘School and early childhood infection prevention and control during coronavirus (COVID-19)’. (more…)

Nov

17

Portable Long Service Leave Authority – new info sessions

The Victorian Government reviewed the current Long Service Benefits Portability Interim Regulations 2019 to ensure that they give enough clarity to employers and workers about the coverage and operational aspects of the portable long service benefits scheme. New information sessions are now available in December. (more…)

Nov

16

Data security and COVID 19: Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe

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While COVID-19 is capturing attention around the world, cybercriminals are capitalising on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. In Australia, the Australia Cyber Security Centre has reported an increase in phishing scams that attempt to steal personal information or to infect your devices with malware, and ads that peddle false information or scam products. (more…)

Nov

16

ELAA Christmas – New Year office closure dates

Please note ELAA will be closed for the Christmas period from mid-day on 23rd December until 9am Monday 4th January.

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