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HELP debt to be waived for ECTs who work in very remote communities, Tehan says

Children who attend preschool and school in very remote communities will benefit from teachers who remain in their position for longer, Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan said yesterday, when announcing new legislation to waive the HELP debt for teachers who worked in such locations.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Survey shows nearly 50% of ECEC providers aren’t aware of cyber reporting obligations

Under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, any organisation or agency covered by the Privacy Act 1988 including early childhood education and care (ECEC) services must notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) when a data breach is likely to result in serious harm to an individual whose personal information is involved.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

South Australia reforms Education Act, giving new protections to preschool staff

The South Australian Department for Education has announced that the Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 will replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children’s Services Act 1985.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Queensland approved provider reminder – time is running out on 1:5 ratio exemption

Queensland-based approved providers have been reminded of the 31 December expiry date for the current transitional regulation which allows some providers to apply a 1:5 ratio for children aged 15 to 24 months.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas

New child abuse reporting laws apply in the ACT from 1 September

New laws in relation to the reporting of child abuse in the Australian Capital Territory will apply from 1 September 2019. The laws represent an “important step” by the Territory’s Government to implement recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas