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:


Camp Australia’s Proposed Merger with Junior Adventures Group – Response to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

CCC does not support the proposed merger between the two largest OSHC providers in Australia. Victoria has 1200 OSHC services and is the state that would experience the most significant impact of this proposed merger. We believe this monopoly of OSHC service ownership in Victoria will drive further anti-competitive fee structures, placing significant impact on affordability and accessibility for families.

Read the full submission



Community Child Care Association Submission 3 March 2017

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry

CCC is gravely concerned that this Bill combines the previous Jobs for Families Child Care Package legislation with cuts not just to Family Tax Benefits (as was the case with the previous iterations of the Bill) but now with cuts to Paid Parental Leave and a whole raft of other cuts to welfare payments – some of which the government has been trying to get through the Senate since 2014.

CCC continues to call on the Australian Government to consider education and care reforms on their own and not link their passage with welfare reforms and cuts to Paid Parental Leave. Increased subsidies for some families to affordable quality education and care must not come at the expense of income cuts to others.

Read the full submission here


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.

Read the full submission here


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.

Review Community Child Care's extensive submission and have a look at the Final Report released by the Commission 20 February 2015 here.


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).

Please read CCC's submission including key recommendations and RIS response.



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.

Take a look at CCC's Joint Statement, Call to Parties and Minister responses here



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