Australia

Resisting Neoliberalism: Professionalisation of Early Childhood Education and Care

Resisting Neoliberalism: Professionalisation of Early Childhood Education and Care

Resisting Neoliberalism: Professionalisation of Early Childhood Education and Care focuses on the professionalization of early childhood in Australia, Chile, England, Germany, Ireland and the United States.


Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia

Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia

Scope of Practice for Midwives in Australia from the Australian College of Midwives defines the roles, functions and responsibilities that:


Framework for assessing standards for practice for registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives

Framework for assessing standards for practice for registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives

Framework for assessing standards for practice for registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives provides a resource for persons assessing the standard of practice of nurses and/or midwives, as well as for nurses and/or midwives whose performance is undergoing assessment.


Child protection workforce strategy 2017-2020

Child protection workforce strategy 2017- 2020

The Child protection workforce strategy 2017-2020 recognizes the difficulties that can be encountered by child protection practitioners and the vital role practitioners play in working with children and families.
In recognition of the fact that a strong workforce must be supported in order to protect children, Victorian Government focused on five major priorities:


Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) Study

Fostering Effective Early Learning Study

The 2018 Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) study focuses on the importance of quality, and how to strengthen it in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. Extensive research demonstrates that the benefits of ECEC for children are increased when the service provider and educators are highly skilled and participate in professional development (PD), and the service is of high quality.


Money, love and identity: Initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study

 Money, love and identity: Initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study

Money, love and identity: Initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study shares the initial findings of a National Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce study – a three-year national study funded by the Australian Research Council. In addition to findings from the study, this report shares key takeaways from conversations during a workshop hosted by the researchers.


National Guidelines - Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention

National Guidelines - Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention presents eight recommended best practices in Early Childhood Intervention. The document also offers rationale for each of these practices in the following quality areas: 

  • Family
  • Inclusion
  • Teamwork
  • Universal Principles 

This text draws upon extensive consultation with key stakeholders in the early childhood intervention sector.


Quality is key in Early Childhood Education in Australia

Quality is key in Early Childhood Education in Australia highlights several key policy priorities for limiting quality across the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) system. These priorities address gaps in access by focusing on: 


Early Childhood Development Workforce - Productivity Commission Research Report

Rethinking early childhood workforce sustainability in the context of Australia's early childhood education and care reforms