AUSKey is on its way out – are you prepared for what happens next?

AUSKey, the gateway tool that supports many functions of early childhood education and care (ECEC) administration, including the New South Wales-based Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) and the Federal Department of Education and Training Inclusion Support Programme, will be replaced in March 2020.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

All I want for Christmas is no othering – an alternative view of celebrations

What does it mean, to be the “other?” If you and I are an “us”, it implies that everyone else is a “them”. When statements such as “we don’t have any of them here” or “they don’t think like us” are heard, bias both conscious and unconscious can creep in. Left unchecked, bias can be corrosive to children, families and teamsbut what does that bias have to do with celebrations like Christmas?

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

CEF Scholarships Guide offers hope for incoming ECEC professionals living regionally

Those aspiring to gain tertiary qualifications in early childhood education and care (ECEC) are sometimes challenged by the costs and challenges posed by living in a rural or regional location.

12 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Managers need to make work more motivating and engaging, Curtin researchers say

Those leading and managing a variety of teams, including teams working in early childhood education and care (ECEC), play an important role in motivating their employees at work, researchers from Curtin University have found.

15 days ago

by Freya Lucas

ASQA Chief Commissioner and CEO to step down as strategic focus shifts

The Australian Government has confirmed that Mark Patterson AO, the current Chief Commissioner of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) will be stepping down from his position effective 6 October 2019 as part of broader reforms to the organisation.

17 days ago

by Jason Roberts