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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

07

New live ECEC provider forum with Vic DET and ELAA specialists

Wedesday 12 August at 3.30pm (AEST). With stage 4 restrictions coming into force in Melbourne and Stage 3 returning to regional Vic, there’s a number of new processes that service providers now need to follow such as organising permits for on-site workers while childcare providers now have new Federal Government funding arrangements. It’s a lot to take in (more…)

Aug

03

New protective clothing and vehicle allowances for teachers in VECTEA July update

ELAA has published an updated wages bulletin reflecting new protective clothing and vehicle allowance rates for early childhood teachers under VECTEA 2016 following the Fairwork annual wage review. The bulletin is available to ELAA members by logging in to the ELAA My Membership page. CLICK HERE for the new bulletin.

Jul

29

Worksafe Vic advises large fines now applicable for employers not reporting COVID-19 cases

Worksafe Victoria have now issued advice regarding the commencement of temporary Occupational Health and Safety (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020 (OHS COVID-19 Regulations) which commenced on Tuesday 28 July 2020. (more…)

Jul

28

Effective leadership across all levels impacts quality of service

ACECQA recently commissioned Macquarie University, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University, to conduct research on the drivers of quality improvement. The research found that genuine and sustained quality improvement is a shared responsibility, with approved providers, service leaders, educational leaders, teachers and educators all playing a vital role. (more…)

Jul

28

ELAA COVID-19 online forum recording available

For those ELAA members who missed our online forum on 27 July (or who would like to watch it again)  you can access a recording in the My Membership area on the ELAA website. (more…)

Jul

28

VIT changing Permission to Teach (PTT) process

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is streamlining the Permission to Teach (PTT) application process. See the latest VIT circular for more detail by CLICKING HERE

Jul

28

Places still left on Commission for Children and Young People webinars

The Commission for Children and Young people provides useful, free webinars for providers that need support  with understanding and implenting Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct protocols in their workplaces. (more…)

Jul

28

Some important reminders from DESE re Transition Payment Grants and CCS session reporting

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has recently published some key reminders for Childcare providers. Providers are reminded to please accept your Transition Payment Grant offer via DocuSign as soon as possible to receive your payments. (more…)

Jul

28

Have your say on the future of child care funding

The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) will be conducting a survey of services from 31 July to 5 August 2020 about the current measures to support the transition back to Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Individual services will receive the survey via email from ORIMA Research on Friday 31 July 2020. (more…)

Jul

28

Updated Vic DHHS information re cleaning and disinfecting after a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case

A new guide has been developed by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice on cleaning and disinfecting an early childhood education and care service when a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the centre. (more…)

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