2020 Quickies: Secrets of the "new" A&R

The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW has put together a series of short but to the point presentations that help existing and new providers. The ACA NSW Quickies sessions are only 2 hours or less and held throughout the year. They bring Approved Providers, Owners, Directors and Educational Leaders with industry-specific information, advice, tips and even “tricks”.

The 2020 series of ACA NSW’s Quickies is:

  • Help with NSW’s service provider approval process
  • Maximising & managing staff performance … LEGALLY
  • Secrets of the "new" A&R
  • Creating the best possible QIP/Self-Assessment Tool for the “new” NQF
  • Multiplying Success after your first Service – The foundational elements to replicate success
  • Improving Services from Fair to Fantastic
  • How to always be ready for spotchecks/compliance visits
  • How to ensure have best-of-class policies & documentation
  • How to design the best performing centres
  • Getting the CCS Application Process work for services and families


Let's be honest. Especially ACECQA "streamlined" the National Quality Framework beginning 1 February 2018, assessments and ratings have become more difficult and onerous for NSW-based early learning services.

In this ACA NSW Quickies session, learn the "secrets" about assessment and rating as conducted by the NSW Department of Education, including:

  1. How does the NSW process for assessment and rating work vs the rest of Australia
  2. How to best prepare you and your team
  3. Know what to prepare, including your submissions (Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) or ACECQA's Self-Assessment Tool)
  4. What to expect on the day and the "Pre A&R visit"
  5. What to do when you get your draft rating and is not what you expected

The 2020 sessions are as follows:

Prices are:

  • ACA NSW members: $100 inc GST per person
  • Non-members: $170 inc GST