2019 Sector Roadshow
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) roadshows provide an opportunity to engage and consult with the sector. They also allow for the department to inform the ECE sector on new initiatives and receive current resources and information.
2019 October roadshow
The Department engaged collaboratively with over 900 people from the early childhood education sector during October, for the second round of roadshows in 2019.
Over a two-week period and across 12 separate events, sector attendees heard updates on regulatory matters and program information, including:
- Drought support funding
- Aboriginal early childhood education scholarships
- Disability and inclusion program
- Mobile preschool funding
- Grant funding compliance
- Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)
- AUSkey update.
The Department also introduced the new self-assessment approach for services which will support continuous quality improvement. Strategies for implementation were delivered by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
2019 May and June roadshow
The Department of Education completed the first sector Roadshow for 2019 during May and June.
Daytime sessions at each location included sessions on policy, programs, a regulatory update, and a session on the National Quality Framework (NQF) review.