ACAV is committed to enabling quality professional development at reasonable prices. We partner with PD providers, sector experts and others to deliver PD sessions applicable to Approved Providers and early childhood educators and teachers. ACAV members pay discounted rates to our PD sessions.

PD run by ACAV includes our annual Conference; weekend retreats and sessions for owners and educators.

2017-18 Professional Development Calendar 

Monday 13 November: The New Child Care Subsidy: Webinar

  • An information session explaining key elements of the JfF package (the new Child Care Subsidy)
  • 1.30 - 2.30pm, at your computer
  • Register here  Free for members; $60 for non-members 
Friday 24 November: Christmas Party & AGM: Kew Golf Club
  • We will report on 2016-17 and elect the Board for the coming year
  • Madeleine Smith and Belinda Sims of DET will present on the recent changes to the NQF
  • Drinks and canapes after the formal business will make it a great evening
  • 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Register here $100
Wednesday 28 February: Workplace Relations Workshop: Quest Flemington
  • An afternoon of sessions presented by our IR Partners FCB Group.
  • Join us to learn more about the Awards, common issues and advice on what to do when staff management outcomes go wrong. 
  • 12.00am - 6.00pm, including networking drinks at the end of the day
  • Register here $355 for members; $455 for non-members

Wednesday 18 April: Owners' Networking lunch: Geppetto Trattoria, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne

  • Join fellow service operators for an intimate lunch featuring discussion led by Paul Mondo, ACA national President
  • 12.00-2.00pm
  • Register here $100 for members; $155 for non-members (max 15 pp)
Wednesday 18 June: Owners' Networking lunch: Venue To be confirmed
  • Join fellow service operators for an intimate lunch featuring discussion led by Paul Mondo, ACA national President
  • 12.00- 2.00pm
  • Register here $100 for members; $155 for non-members (Registration link coming soon)

Supplier members who offer training and support

A number of our Supplier members offer professional development, training and consultancy. Please advise them you are an ACAV member to access preferential treatment:

Apprenticeships Matter - Kara Prichard

Astute Early Years Specialists - Kim Davis

Catalyst Education - Tracey Staniforth

CFT International - Margret Leslie

Childcare by Design - Dr Brenda Abbey

Childcare Management Systems - Megan Sharman

Customised Training - Rhonda Ross

Edirection - Kavita Bali - 0416 615 770

InFocus Food Safety - Melinda Chapman

ITHEA - Peter Kyriacou

Nutrition Australia - Beth Scholes

Safe Sleep Space - Cindy Davenport

The Time Retriever - Peter Johnson

Vet Assess - Genevieve Parle

Wonderwoman Children - Nataly Tormey


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