A&R 2022: Skills for the Day and Post-Assessment

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 – A&R 2022: Skills For The Day And Post-Assessment are:


  • When should we start preparing for an A&R Visit?
  • What do your educators, teachers and support staff need to prepare before the day of the A&R?
  • How to anticipate the Authorised Officer’s engagement plan with your staff?
  • How can your staff respond to the different types of questions from the Authorised Officer?
  • How to maximise your service’s presentation for A&R before and after the draft report from the Authorised Officer?
  • Under what circumstances can you be given another Authorised Officer for A&R?
  • How to properly use a Tier 1, Tier 2 or NCAT review if you are dissatisfied with your ratings?

Historically, Assessment and Rating has arguably been the most complex in NSW. And since 2018, it has been made more confusing given the changes in the National Quality Framework, their consequent interpretations, and the NSW Department of Education’s introduction of its Self-Assessment Working Document (as opposed to ACECQA’s Self-Assessment Tool).


ACA NSW has been able to gather its direct engagement with the NSW Department of Education and participating services the best possible information and advice to share and support services in anticipation of their next Assessment and Ratings.


Alignment with National Quality Standards:

  • 1.2 – Practice
  • 1.3 – Assessment and planning
  • 2.2 – Safety
  • 3.2 – Use
  • 4.1 – Staffing Arrangements
  • 4.2 – Professionalism
  • 7.2 – 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:

For over a decade, Leeza Browne has been a noteworthy business leader in the Early Childhood space. Leeza is an experienced, teacher, and trainer, she understands the mechanics of owning a service both in the classroom and in the office. Driven by her desire to help others succeed she takes pride in coaching and mentoring business owners just like you on how to run high performing child care services. Owning an Exceeding service herself, as well as supporting other services to obtain an exceeding rating under the new system, she looks forward to helping you and your team do the same!

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)
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