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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.

Dec

15

Important VECTEA UPDATE re approval, funding, time release and org day

Approval process

ELAA has been in discussions with Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) regarding the timetable of the employee approval ballot and it has been agreed that this will occur in February/March. If the proposed VECTEA is approved by a majority of employees who vote then we will proceed to the formal approval process at the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The exact timetable for this step (more…)

Dec

15

Families in Australia Survey – Towards COVID Normal

The Australian Government’s key research body about family wellbeing, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is asking Australians 18 years and over to tell them about how they and their families are going. Even as the nation moves to very low levels of active COVID cases and eased restrictions, the lives of most Australian families are still different to pre-pandemic times. The FIA survey seeks to (more…)

Dec

15

‘Building Blocks’ inclusivity grants now open for applications

If your service is looking for funding to upgrade facilities, or purchase equipment, to provide safe and inclusive environments for children of all needs and abilities the Victorian Government has two categories of grants now available for application: (more…)

Dec

14

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…)

Dec

14

News from the Road Safety Education Team

What a year 2020 has been! It has seen a shift in our delivery with emphasis on producing new resources and virtual delivery. Not only have we produced fantastic resources for educators and parents on teaching children about road safety, a fabulous new website, we can announce that Professor Speriment is (more…)

Dec

14

Correction: VECTEA Wage Bulletin – First Aid Allowance

Dear ELAA 2016 VECTEA signatories,

Please note that the 1 July 2020 edition of the VECTEA Wage Bulletin contains a misprint with reference to the First Aid Allowance (clause 58.1). (more…)

Dec

14

Employee Management and Development Online Modules

Are you a new Committee member looking to understand more about an effective employee management and development process to support the employees in your service? Are you a people manager interested in doing some self-paced online learning over the summer? (more…)

Dec

13

Upcoming changes to the ECT validation process re VECTEA

As a result of upcoming changes to the next VECTEA regarding validation, the following advice has been issued by Vic DET. Please ensure this advice is distributed to all your early childhood teachers as a matter of priority. CLICK HERE to access the Vic DET advice.

Dec

09

Free online forum with DET re Victorian kindergarten funding in 2021

SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER. Free online forum with DET re Victorian kindergarten funding in 2021. 2pm, Monday 14 December 2020 (more…)

Dec

02

1 day to go – still time to register to make change a force for good in your early years service

COVID-19 has brought about so many changes to the early childhood education and care sector. Join leading international leadership and change expert, Shadé Zahrai, as she explores answers to some very common questions that we have all asked of ourselves at one time or another: What goes on in our minds when faced with change?  and Why is it sometimes so hard to manage our emotions and why do we resist? (more…)

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