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Staff waivers outstanding track lower but big differences across states increasingly evident

The percentage of ECEC services with staff waivers outstanding tracked lower in the first three months of 2024 supported by seasonality but divergences between states are becoming increasingly noticeable.

2024-05-25 15:25:11

by Jason Roberts

2024 Budget Review - Measures directly impacting the ECEC workforce

Since Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ handed down his 2024/25 Budget the lion’s share of focus has been on the historic commitment to fund educator wage increases once the Fair Work Commission has completed its Annual Wage Review and Gender Pay Equity Research processes.

2024-05-18 15:52:47

by Jason Roberts

Educator online job listings still elevated but divergences starting to appear

Nationally the number of early childhood education and care educator online job listings posted by approved providers in April 2024 was stable however, divergences are starting to appear in the larger states according to new data released by Jobs and Skills Australia.

2024-05-18 15:13:15

by Jason Roberts

Workforce transitional arrangements extended again as workforce shortage sustains

Reminder - Workforce transitional arrangements extensions remain in place

Education ministers agreed in April 2023 to extend workforce transitional arrangements for a 12 months to 31 December 2024 as they offered the early childhood education and care sector additional flexibility in their hiring and workforce management decisions.

2024-05-04 16:27:44

by Jason Roberts

ECEC online job listings remain near historic highs

While ECEC online job listings remain near historic highs, yearly growth rates stall new data shows

The number of early childhood education and care online job listings in March 2024 remained well above historic levels however year on year growth rates have stalled according to the latest data released by Jobs and Skills Australia.

2024-04-21 14:52:27

by Jason Roberts

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