National Workforce Census reminder – don’t forget to have your say

by Freya Lucas

May 03, 2021

The fourth Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census is being held in April and May for all approved providers under Family Assistance Law and dedicated preschools around Australia. 


Through the Census the Australian Government is collecting information on:

  •  service use
  •  children with additional needs
  •  access to preschool programs
  •  staff details, including staff demographics, types of work, qualifications, experience, and current study.


The Census is an important component of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector because the information it provides gives a national overview of the early childhood education and care workforce. 


his overview is then used to inform decisions by government, such as the new National Workforce Strategy, so that providers can continue to provide quality education and care while supporting parents to participate in the workforce.


The Census is conducted by the Social Research Centre, on behalf of the Australian Government. The Social Research Centre has contacted providers asking them to register for the National Workforce Census, with vacation care providers contacted in February of this year, and all other providers and preschools in March. 


You can register or login for the National Workforce Census on the Social Research Centre website then enter the information provided to you by the Social Research Centre.


Further information about the National Workforce Census is available here