Submissions and campaigns
CCC has been a voice for education and care services since 1971. We bring members’ needs and concerns to government and key decision-makers, to influence policy change – like equal pay for educators and continued funding for the National Quality Framework.
Recent submissions and campaigns include:
Recommendations to reduce the continued adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and care service provision
With 400 early learning services closed, Community Child Care Association has joined forces with Community Early Learning Australia and Early Learning Association Australia to call for urgent national action to support education and care services through the Omicron spike.
CCC's submission for the NQF Review Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS)
CCC's submission to the inquiry into the Australian Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Consultation now, and ongoing, with the ECEC reference group, is paramount for us all to be able to support the education and care sector on the road to COVID normal.
CCC's submission to the 2020 Review: Disability Standards for Education 2005
All children in Australia have the right to an inclusive education where they can learn and thrive. Children with a disability are no different. When it comes to early childhood education, we can do better by addressing barriers to access and participation, as well as the complexity of current supports.
CCC's submission to the Universal Access National Partnership Review
The importance of the Australian Government in continuing to provide funding, along with state governments, for four-year-old children is paramount to ensure that quality kindergarten education is accessible to all Australian families.
Creating children's future today – Joint Victorian state election submission, August 2018
Our children need us to get it right on childhood education and care in Victoria – and to do it right now.
- Looking at the evidence
- Ensuring access for all
- Securing quality outcomes
- Strengthening the workforce
- Planning for changing community needs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.