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NQF Perspectives 2020: The NQF from every angle

October 16, 2020 - October 16, 2020

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National Library of Australia Parkes Pl W Canberra, ACT 2600



NQF Perspectives is back for 2020. A unique and local conference that looks at the National Quality Framework from every angle. Policy. Practice. Implementation. The Future.


Join some of the best thinkers on children’s learning and wellbeing in Australia for a day that will give you new perspectives on the work you do every single day.


The event will be MC’d by early education advocate and speaker Lisa Bryant.


Announced speakers:

Beth Macgregor
Beth has delivered training in child protection, domestic violence, child development, attachment, infant mental health, neuroscience, trauma, parenting, early childhood sleep, working effectively with vulnerable families, life story work, foster care, counselling, motivational interviewing and conflict resolution. Beth is an expert in trauma-informed approaches to working with young children.

Jessica Staines
Jessica has become one of the early education sector’s biggest names, supporting professionals everywhere to explore and embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives alongside children. Jessica is passionate about reconciliation, sharing her culture and creating culturally safe services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.


Dr Sue Packer AM
Since starting her career as a paediatrician in 1972, Dr Sue Packer AM has worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of children. Sue has been a leader in child abuse prevention and treatment and a champion of the importance of early childhood environments for the developing brain.

Caroline Hughes
Caroline is proud Ngunnawal woman known for bringing people together from many nations and all walks of life to work in harmony and to excel. Under her management, Caroline has continuously grown the capacity of CIT’s Yurauna Centre to meet the needs of individuals and community.

Leanne Gibbs
Leanne Gibbs is one of the most established and well-respected leaders in early childhood education and care sector, having been a teacher, centre director, adviser and manager roles with local, state and federal government and lecturer/teacher at universities and TAFE. Leanne is now Senior Manager of UOW Early Start’s Executive Leadership Team.

Associate Professor Sandie Wong
Sandie Wong is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University. Sandie is committed to working in collaborative, strengths-based ways, with academics from a range of disciplines, early childhood organisations and practitioners, and governments, to lead and support high-quality research, evaluation and practitioner enquiry, that contributes to best practice in early childhood. Her current work investigates: early childhood practices; workforce issues; educator well-being; and the history of early childhood internationally. Sandie is President of OMEP Australia (the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education).

Dr Tamara Cumming
Tamara is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Teacher Education, CSU Bathurst, and a CSU Research Fellow (2018-2020). Tamara’s research concerns the complexity of early childhood practice, and the well-being and sustainability of the early childhood workforce. Together with Sandie Wong she is co-leader of the Early Childhood Educator Well-being Project.


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