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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.

Aug

14

Early years fundraising coordinators take note!

There have been recent changes to the Fundraising Exemption Order in Victoria which early years services should take note of … (more…)

Aug

14

Kindergarten for all three-year-old children

Andre Jack has been engaged by Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) to work with the Department of Education and Training (DET) to support the implementation of the roll out for three-year-old kindergarten funding. (more…)

Aug

14

Changes to VIT’s teacher registration scheme

The Victorian Government has recently amended the Education and Training Reform Act (2006) to require

  • principals and early childhood managers to provide certain information to VIT
  • registered teachers to provide certain information to VIT and Working with Children Check Victoria (WWCCV)
  • VIT to closely align its registration scheme with the WWC Check scheme. This scheme assesses applicants who apply for a WWC Check to enable them to engage in child-related work.

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Jul

31

ELAA CEO Update 31 July 2019 (revised pm 310719)

Dear members,

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks at ELAA.  We will shortly lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission to seek a variation to the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA) Order.  This variation is sought to ensure the Fair Work Authorisation’s scope is consistent with the current VECTEA (2016), that being: (more…)

Jul

30

Worksafe information in 14 languages

WorkSafe has created a website with information on workplace safety available in fourteen languages. The website has educational animations  and posters explaining the role of WorkSafe and the process for making a claim. (more…)

Jul

30

New podcast ideal for teaching preschoolers about indigenous languages

Little Yarns is a co-listening podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns explores the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia. (more…)

Jul

30

Seeking your insights into Victoria’s early childhood reforms

Have your say... the Victorian Department of Education and Training is seeking the insights of staff in early childhood services into Victoria’s early childhood reforms. (more…)

Jul

30

Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) assistance

The Department of Education and Training’s Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) is now open and there are many resources available to assist early years providers to understand and provide the TLDS. (more…)

Jul

30

New ELAA benefits exclusive to members

There are some handy new resources on the ELAA website but to access them you need to be an ELAA member. (more…)

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