Protecting Employers from Legal And Industrial Issues

For 2022, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW has updated and expanded its Quickies series of short but to the point presentations that help existing and new providers.


The ACA NSW Quickies are only 2 hours or less and held throughout the year in face-to-face, live webinar and video-on-demand formats. They are for Approved Providers, Owners, Directors and Nominated Supervisors with industry-specific information, advice, tips and even “tricks”.


The topics to be covered in the ACA NSW Quickies – Protecting Employers from Legal and Industrial Issues are:


  • What are the Top 10 mistakes that land Approved Providers before the Fair Work Ombudsman? And how to avoid them?
  • How to keep good staff and avoid keeping on poor-performing staff?
  • Do casuals now have equal leave entitlements as full/part-time employees?
  • Are there right versus wrong ways when dealing with employees using illicit drugs?
  • What are employers’ rights and obligations if/when their employee(s) have mental health concerns and/our publish questionable text/images/videos on social media?
  • What are the emerging industrial risks to employers in the next 12-36 months?
  • What cover could your insurance policy provide and not provide?


Managing employees in Australia is not easy, especially when we have one of the world’s most complicated industrial systems to understand, navigate and be continually in compliance with.


If you are an existing Approved Provider, or about to open a new service, or have just purchased a service, or planning to run a service, or are responsible for managing a team of staff, then this ACA NSW Quickies session can be of assistance to you.


Alignment with National Quality Standards:

  • 2.2 – Safety
  • 4.1 – Staffing
  • 4.2 – Professionalism
  • 7.1 – Governance
  • 7.2 – Leadership

The 2022 sessions are as follows:

Ticket Prices (not including EventBrite fees):

  • ACA NSW Members: $100 inc GST per person
  • Non-Members: $170 inc GST per person (or $150 inc GST per person for early birds up to 8 weeks prior)

Your Presenters:

Belinda Kenneally is the principal solicitor of Kenneally & Co Lawyers. Her legal practice extends over twenty years with particular experiences with the early childhood education and care sector. She is one of the primary legal counsels to the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW and its members on matters including workplace and commercial disputes and advice, serious incidents, commercial leases, defamation, handling family access issues as well as regulatory disputes.

Chiang Lim is the CEO of the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW. He brings over 20 years of professional industry advocacy, organisational and business administrator, political agitator, entrepreneur and solutions seeking. His experiences include not-for-profit industry associations, information technology, telecommunications, defence, national and international standards development, human rights, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), local governments, and early childhood education and care.

Other Benefits:

  • Live and interactive for all participants (face-to-face and on-line)
  • Video recording sent post-session with access to expire 3 months after
  • Handouts distributed before the start of the presentation
  • Certificate of Participation sent post-session (with references to relevant Quality Areas)