A new program from the Australian Government is extending the wage supports and subsidies available to those who employ second and third year apprentices or traineeships, including employers in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.
Read more here: https://thesector.com.au/2021/10/08/wage-support-extended-for-ecec-approved-providers-with-apprentices-and-trainees/
The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) and the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) community have welcomed a decision by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to extend the transition period for the full implementation of the new ECEC qualification curriculums to 20 January 2023.
Read more here: https://thesector.com.au/2021/08/16/ecec-community-welcomes-asqa-decision-to-extend-transition-period-from-12-to-18-months/
The early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector is one of several sectors and industries being placed in jeopardy by cuts to the TAFE system, the Australian Education Union (AEU) has said.
Read more here: https://thesector.com.au/2021/08/12/tafe-cuts-are-exacerbating-the-ecec-workforce-crisis-aeu-says/
Advocacy groups in a number of South Australian sectors and industries, including early childhood education and care (ECEC) have raised concerns about cuts to TAFE courses and the quality of training offered under private providers, TAFE SA chief executive David Coltman has revealed.