Children’s Education and Care National Workforce Strategy Implementation and Evaluation Plan released

Throughout 2021, Australian governments and sector stakeholders closely collaborated to develop Shaping Our Future, a ten-year strategy (2022–31) to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce.

In August 2022, Education Ministers endorsed the Shaping Our Future: Implementation and Evaluation Plan detailing how the 21 national workforce actions will be progressed, monitored and reviewed, including 13 short-term actions to be progressed by the end of 2024.

Implementation is a collective responsibility between all stakeholders and requires collaborative effort to achieve the strategy’s objectives. Representatives from all governments, the children’s education and care sector and key national stakeholders will continue to be involved in the implementation and evaluation of the strategy to ensure it remains fit for purpose over the next decade.

The Shaping Our Future: Implementation and Evaluation plan is available to download on our website, along with a summary of new and enhanced workforce related initiatives.

In line with Action 3.1 of the Implementation and Evaluation Plan, ACECQA has today launched a series of professional development eLearning modules to assist new early childhood teachers and educators with their understanding of the National Quality Framework. These modules will also greatly assist and prepare overseas trained early childhood teachers and educators in understanding the Australian regulatory system for early childhood.