Submissions and campaigns
As both Community Child Care Association and in our role as the Victorian branch of National Out of School Hours Services Australia (NOSHSA), as well as the Victorian branch of Australian Community Children's Services (ACCS), our Policy and Advocacy team contribute to a range of key inquiries, consultations and research projects. The team produces a number of discussion documents and policy submissions as well as campaigning around a variety of issues.
Recent submissions and campaigns include:
Submission to the SkillsIQ Industry Consultation
CCC welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the SkillsIQ industry consultation on the ten ASQA recommendations for action following the August 2015 Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) strategic review Training for early childhood education and care in Australia. CCC commends both ASQA and the SkillsIQ for the continued work and commitment to improving quality and consistency in the provision of Early Childhood Education and Care Training in Australia.
Read the submission here
Family Assistance Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 Senate Inquiry September 2016
Once again CCC is advocating for amendments to ensure all children have access to education and care of at least 2 days per week, regardless of whether their family meets an activity test.
Read the full submission here
Productivity Commission National Education Evidence Base Inquiry May 2016
Community Child Care Association commends the inclusion of early childhood in the scope of this inquiry. CCC believes that a National Education Evidence Base should include data and research about
- Children's learning and development from birth
- The role of the Outside School Hours Care sector
- Impact of structural dimensions of quality on learning
- Impact of service provider managment types
- ECEC workforce
Read the submission here
Victorian Gender Equality Strategy Consultation 19 February 2016
Community Child Care Association (CCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Victorian Government’s Gender Equality Strategy consultation process. As the peak body for community owned and not for profit early and middle education and care services in Victoria, we are concerned about the impact of gender inequalities in our communities. While CCC believes it is essential that action is taken on many levels to address this, our submission will focus on issues pertinent to the delivery of and access to quality education and care.
Read the submission here
Child Care Assistance Package - Regulation Impact Statement, CCC Submission 31 July 2015
CCC has responded to the Child Care Assistance Package Regulation Impact Statement with some strong concerns, proposals and areas of concensus.
Please read our submission here
Senate Inquiry Jobs for Families Submission
CCC welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment about the provisions of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package Bill 2015.
The Education State - Early Childhood Conversation
Community Child Care Association (CCC) is pleased to join Victorian State Government Conversation (October 2015) about how Victoria can move to a truly outstanding early childhood education system. The structure of this consultation as an invitation to join in a conversation is refreshing and welcome. CCC agrees with the Consultation Paper’s well-articulated analysis of importance of the early years and the potential for improving services for children and families in this crucial period of life.
The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning launched in 2014
In November 2013, the Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning, with a focus on developing a system that would support workforce participation and addresses children's learning and development needs.
The 2014 Review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care
A Review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for early childhood education and care is currently underway (2014 Review) by the Australian Government and all states and territories to ensure the goal of improving quality in education and care services is being met in the most efficient and effective way.
The Review aims to identify what is working well, areas for improvement and any unintended consequences resulting from implementation of the National Quality Framework.
The first stage of the 2014 Review began with a public consultation process. The next stage of the review involved consultation on proposed options for changes to the National Quality Framework. These proposed options for change have been set out in a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).
The Victorian State Election 2014
During our campaign in the lead up to the 2014 Victorian State Election, CCC called on all Parties to stand up for continued quality community based and not for profit education and care services in Victoria.
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