2020 Network Meetings

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW conducts at least 29 Network Meetings across Greater Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Illawarra, Coffs Harbour as well as via live (town-hall-style) webinars.

ACA NSW members and non-members, their fellow owners, centre directors and educational leaders come together at these Network Meetings to learn and discuss the current sector issues that impact on their early childhood education and care services, while also building collegial local communities of like-minded professionals.



What would be discussed at Network Meetings:

The current round of issues that will be discussed in upcoming Network Meetings are:

  1. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. The NSW Department of Education's proposed star rating (to begin 1 July 2020)
  3. Use of ACECQA's Self-Assessment Tool (mandatory from February 2020) amidst inconsistent assessments and ratings of services
  4. Confirmed funding of the "fit-for-purpose" ACECQA (2020-2023) - What does that mean?
  5. Recent legislative changes to CCS and ACCS
  6. Update on the Modern Awards Review
  7. Review of the National Quality Framework (Phase 3 in 2020 - Consultation on Government's Options)
  8. Changes to OSHC (indoor space, tendering process)

Available information upon request:

Depending on demand during the Network Meeting, the following information may also be discussed:

  1. Job-ready Certificate III and Diploma graduates
  2. Cheaper and now the most popular workers' compensation insurance policies
  3. Electricity cost savings of between $481 to $16,700 per year
  4. Wheels on the Bus Tours of Exceeding Centres
  5. Quickies training: 
    i    Maximising & Managing Staff Performance … LEGALLY
    ii   Secrets of the ‘new’ A&Rs
    iii  Creating the best QIP for the ‘new’ NQF
    iv  CCS Application Process
    v   How to ensure you are ready for a spotcheck/compliance visit
    vi   How to create best-of-class policies and documentation
    vii  Help with NSW's service provider approval process
    viii Multiplying Success after your first service
    ix   How to design successful early childhood education and care centres
    x    Flipping childcare centres

6. Debt Recovery/Collection solutions
8. Free tool to ensure IR compliance for staff

There may also be limited presentations by ACA NSW’s sponsors.

Who will normally be presenting:

  • Lyn Connolly, President, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW
  • Chiang Lim, CEO, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW
Ticket Prices for ACA NSW Network Meetings Face-to-Face Live Webinar
ACA NSW Members $10* inc GST Free
Non-Members $30 inc GST $40 inc GST

NOTE: ACA NSW Members attending Network Meetings will have their $10 inc GST refunded upon attendance.

Scheduled Network Meetings:

  1. Monday, 3 February 2020 (Parramatta (Sydney) - DONE
  2. Monday, 10 February 2020 (Blacktown (Sydney) - DONE
  3. Monday, 17 February 2020 (Coffs Harbour) - DONE
  4. Monday, 2 March 2020 (North Shore (Sydney)) - DONE
  5. Monday, 9 March 2020 (webinar) - DONE
  6. Monday, 16 March 2020 (Central Coast) - DONE
  7. Friday, 3 April 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  8. Monday, 6 April 2020 (originally Newcastle, now webinar) Register HERE
  9. Monday, 27 April 2020 (originally Sutherland (Sydney), now webinar) Register HERE
  10. Monday, 4 May 2020 (originally Illawarra, now webinar) Register HERE
  11. Monday, 11 May 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  12. Monday, 18 May 2020 (originally Parramatta (Sydney), now webinar) Register HERE
  13. Monday, 1 June 2020 (originally Coffs Harbour, now webinar) Register HERE
  14. Monday, 15 June 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  15. Monday, 22 June 2020 (originally North Shore (Sydney), now webinar) Register HERE
  16. Monday, 20 July 2020 (Newcastle) Register HERE
  17. Friday, 24 July 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  18. Monday, 27 July 2020 (Central Coast) Register HERE
  19. Monday, 3 August 2020 (Blacktown (Sydney)) Register HERE
  20. Monday, 10 August 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  21. Monday, 17 August 2020 (Sutherland (Sydney)) Register HERE
  22. Monday, 24 August 2020 (Illawarra) Register HERE
  23. Friday, 11 September 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  24. Monday, 14 September 2020 (Parramatta (Sydney)) Register HERE
  25. Monday, 21 September 2020 (Coffs Harbour) Register HERE
  26. Monday, 12 October 2020 (North Shore (Sydney)) Register HERE
  27. Monday, 19 October 2020 (webinar) Register HERE
  28. Monday, 2 November 2020 (Sutherland (Sydney)) Register HERE
  29. Monday, 16 November 2020 (Newcastle) Register HERE