We're excited to announce that our new online Membership Management System will be live from 7.00pm tonight, 15 April!

From tonight, when you log in to our website as a member, you will be redirected to the Member Portal where you'll be able to:

  • Update your details
  • Renew your membership (once due)
  • View, download and pay invoices
  • View and register for events
  • View your event bookings in one easy location
  • Access information for members only: Flexible Affordable Modelling Tool, Employment information including IR telephone advice line, Awards and wage tables, business support, templates and other resources

When you first encounter the Member Portal, you will be asked to register yourself, providing:

  • Your member number 
  • Your first name
  • Your last name
  • Your postcode
  • Your username (enter your choice of username)

You will then be sent an email with a link to set your password - again this will be your choice.


If you save these details in your browser, whenever you want to log in to our website, whether to access your account, member only information, or register for an event, you will go straight into the Member Portal.

We hope you'll find the Portal easy to use as well as useful!


If you have any queries at all, please don't hesitate to call us on 03 9532 2017 or email us at vic@childcarealliance.org.au

 

ACA Victoria is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2019 Excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care Conference.

This annual conference is a "not-to-be-missed" event in the early learning calendar and will be held at Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August.
 
This year our conference theme is "the magic of childhood", which celebrates the wonder of childhood and the importance of early learning in all children’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
 
With a new program of topics and speakers, the event will cover a range of topics including sector trends, elements of the National Quality Framework, and inspirational insights into how to run a better service.

It will feature engaging and expert presentations, break out sessions for service operators, early childhood teachers and educators, an expansive trade exhibition and of course a wonderful opportunity to network with sector peers, stakeholders and suppliers. 

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet will be in attendance as Pedagogical Artist in Residence, and an Activity Hub will offer guests additional hands-on fun and learning.
 
Tickets are now available, with Early Bird rates applying to 11 April, or for the first 100 tickets sold (whichever happens first). 

Visit the conference website to find out more and book tickets today! We look forward to seeing you there! #ACAVMagicOfChildhood 

 

 

A recent report commissioned by the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA), the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) and Australian Community Children’s Services (ACCS) explores the factors that influence the demand for, and supply of, child care services across Australia.

This independent analysis, prepared by Urban Economics, examines the results of a recent national survey of child care operators, looking at available places, enrolment, performance and key issues influencing individual centres and the sector more broadly.

Read more and access the full report here

caution

Following an excellent presentation at our Member Meetings on 13 and 14 February, cyber security and the impact a cyber attack might have on your and our business is very much front of mind. 

News of the hack of patient records at a leading Melbourne medical facility, not to mention the Australian Parliament, brings this issue very starkly into relief.

If you missed the opportunity to hear Martha McKeen, Senior Manager Cyber Outreach CommBank, present on how to be aware of the risks and how to avoid them, you can access the material and resources to help you minimise your risk in your copy of Building Blocks newsletter from 15/2/2019 or by logging into the members' area of our website and navigating to the Newsletters page. Or feel free to call us on 03 9532 2017.

Please pdf click here (206 KB) for an article written by our Industrial Relations Partner FCB Group on the changes to Victorian Long Service Leave that came into effect on 1 November 2018.