Membership Benefits

As an ACA Qld member, you are part of a supportive network with access to a range of services to assist you in providing quality long day care services.

Click pdf here (707 KB) to access the membership flyer.

Your benefits include:

  • Expert industry advice and training
  • Access to support and resources
  • Networking opportunities
  • Representation

This support is designed to enable you to navigate the challenges of working within the highly regulated and competitive long day care industry.

All members receive full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, which will allow you to have a say in the management of ACA Qld.

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Advocacy

Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) makes representations on your behalf on key issues impacting the viability, quality and affordability of long day care services. This means that we actively campaign for reform that improves outcomes for children, families and services.

Members Meetings

ACA Qld hosts members meetings in various locations across the state, which provides you with the opportunity to interact, share and network with your peers.

Early Childhood Educators Day

On the first Wednesday in September each year, ACA Qld celebrates Early Childhood Educators Day to recognise the valuable contributions of early childhood educators within the community. We actively encourage members to participate in this celebration to receive deserved appreciation from families and the broader community.

Annual Conference

ACA Qld hosts an annual conference to support the professional development of Approved Providers and educators throughout the long day care sector.  This is a valuable opportunity for approved providers, educators and industry experts to network and reflect on how to improve outcomes for children across Australia.  

Workshops

Throughout the year, we identify training and development needs as they emerge. We offer workshops that support Approved Providers to deal with and manage these issues in their service. ACA Qld currently offers Educator Mentoring Program which is an in-service program that provides tailored professional development to support the needs of your service.

Online Training

We have established a partnership with an experienced online training provider, In Safe Hands and Dr Kaylene Henderson to provide access to quality training at exclusive member pricing. The courses include critical issues such as child protection, nutrition and behaviour guidance. Click here for more information. 

Tools and Resources

ACA Qld offers a range of tools and resources to support our members and ensure you are kept up to date with industry news and best practice. These resources include a desk diary, subscriptions to relevant industry publications, regular media updates on important industry news, tools to assist in your programming and more.

Members-Only Website

Our members can access the restricted Members-Only area of the ACA Qld website. This area features valuable resources and links to help you navigate the complexities of working within the early education sector.

Exclusive Members Offers

Members receive exclusive rates on products and services from associate members and leading industry suppliers.

Industrial Relations

ACA Qld members receive access to Employer Services, which provides online and telephone support on a range of industrial relations matters, including employment responsibilities, salaries and awards.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

We offer exclusive member discounts to the College for Australian Early Childhood Educators (CAECE) Pty Ltd. CAECE is a registered training organisation and is wholly owned and operated by ACA Qld. The college responds to the education needs of the sector by providing high quality, practical and up to date training to the private long day care sector and offers qualifications in:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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