Recruit like a Pro

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 – Recruit Like A Pro are:


  1. How does an employer advertise a more attractive job advertisement while competing with other services paying above award wage and conditions?
  2. What are the key information in job applications and resumes that recruiters use to prioritise and filter candidates?
  3. Are overconfident candidates necessarily negative? And can employers still negotiate a mutually fair agreement amidst severe skills shortages?
  4. What are the body gestures employers look for during interviews?
  5. How to contextualise candidates’ referees who may have positive as well as negative bias?
  6. You are still not getting suitable applicants. What are the other techniques professional recruiters use to recruit good candidates?


In the face of growing competition and severe labour shortages, employers need to learn and leverage everything they can to recruit and retain employees who are the lifeblood of all early childhood education and care services.


Alignment with National Quality Standards:

  • 1.2 – Practice
  • 2.2 – Safety
  • 4.1 – Staffing Arrangements
  • 4.2 – Professionalism
  • 7.2 – Governance
  • 7.2 – Leadership


The 2022 sessions are as follows:

  • Thursday, 28 April 2022, from 10.00am - 12.00pm via live webinar (Register Here)
  • Wednesday, 29 June 2022, from 10.00am - 12.00pm via live webinar (Register Here)
  • Thursday, 8 September 2022, from 10.00am to 12.00pm via live webinar (Register Here)

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:

Mark Giltinan is Managing Director of Recruit Better, a consultancy that helps employers maximise their recruitment skills and employee outcomes. Mark has had over 15 years of recruitment expertise from commercial and agency environments across not-for-profit to corporate settings.

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)