Coalition unveils largest-ever investment in child care
- Published on Wednesday 7 May, 2014
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Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced today the investment of about $200 million for the Long Day Care Professional Development Programme.
According to MEGT Institute General Manager, Greg Pritchard, government funding helps make investment in skills more affordable. “Over 100 childcare centres directly source staff from MEGT Institute to help meet the requirements of the National Quality Framework.
“We made significant investments in our campus facilities in Sydney and Melbourne at a time when other colleges pulled back. But we knew the market place was in dire need of more people in the child care industry and that the new facilities would support better learning for our students.”
Ms Ley said the Programme would also provide additional support for early childhood teachers, as well as services located in regional, rural and remote communities, to help
tackle skills shortages in both areas. Ms Ley also stated all approved long day care services would be eligible for funding and they would also receive greater flexibility in how the funds were used to help meet their individual needs, whilst at the same time restoring greater accountability.
Applications open Monday, 19 May 2014.
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