CCS has advised that over the Christmas and New Year period, payments between DHS and recipients' bank accounts will be affected by the public holidays. These expected timings have been outlined in this table.

The timing for payments will return to normal from 2 January 2019. 

Please click here for more information about the Christmas/New Year period, absences and CCS Helpdesk 

We are pleased to announce that at a Special General Meeting held on 6 December, members voted in favour of the resolution that Rule 43 of the Constitution of Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria Inc be amended to increase the number of Committee members from 7 to 9 and to read as follows:
The Committee consists of:
(a) a President; and
(b) a Vice-President; and
(c) a Secretary; and
(d) a Treasurer; and
(e) 5 ordinary members (if any).

We would accordingly like to formally welcome Tonii Tran Approved Provider of Starfish Early Learning Centres and Nicole Llewellyn Approved Provider of Kool Kidz Mill Park to the Committee for 2018/19, as ordinary members.

In addition to the formal business of the occasion, members and ACAV staff enjoyed a delicious feast at Agapi Restaurant, Richmond.  

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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.

Have you heard of the Reportable Conduct Scheme but aren't sure what it is or how it applies to you?

Naureen Choudhry, Senior Education and Capacity Building Adviser - Religious Organisations and Early Years Engagement, Education and Capacity Building Team of the Commission for Children and Young People recently presented a webinar for ACAV members on the obligations imposed by the Reportable Conduct Scheme which comes into place on 1 January 2019.

In case you missed it, here are the links to: 

If you have any queries, please visit the CCYP website or contact CCYP on  (03) 8601 5281 or send an email to


We are pleased to announce that at the Executive Committee meeting following the October Annual General Meeting, the following office bearers were appointed for the 2019 year:


  • Paul Mondo, Bimbi Day Care


  • Sarah Tullberg, Knox Childcare & Kindergarten
  • Nick Moutzouris, Monash Vale ELC


  • Amanda Mawer, Think Childcare


  • Sam Rosenberg, Buddies ELC

Making up the balance of the Committee are:

  • Jennifer Kearney, Kekeco Childcare
  • Chris Sacre, Jane's Place Early Learning

We look forward to working with a very active and involved Executive Committee with a breadth and depth of experience both in the early learning sector and more broadly.