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The pages below list past advocacy work at a national level 2013.

ABC Splash LAB

  • ABC Splash - ECTA President, Kim Walters and ECTA Treasurer, Lisa Cooper will attend the ABC Splash Lab event, to be held in Sydney on 23 April 2013, at the Australian Technology Park.
    Need to know more about ABC Splash? See the links below.

AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers EC

Several ECTA representatives participated in a focus group organised by AITSL and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) who were undertaking consultations on the application of the National Professional Standards for Teachers to teachers in early childhood settings.

Previous Year Advocacy below

National Principles for Early Childhood Road Safety Education
ECTA is also currently aiding in the development of the National Principles for Early Childhood Road Safety Education. If you have any feedback on... 

Shaping Papers Technologies and Health & Physical Education and Students with Disabilities

National Quality Framework Regulations - feedback needed 22 Mar 2011
A series of stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across Queensland from March 14 to 25 2011. ECTA President and Treasurer, Kim Walters and... 

ECTA representatives invited to AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM Briefing 7 Dec 2010
ECTA president Kim Walters and treasurer Lisa Cooper represented ECTA members at the ACARA Australian Curriculum briefing on Monday 6th December... 

ACARA geography draft paper for consultation 27 Aug 2010
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released the draft Shape Paper for geography for public consultation from... 

National Quality Framework - now signed, fully implemented 2012 9 Jun 2010
A major triumph for early childhood professionals is to see the policy divide between care & education now obsolete in national government policy. 

Paid Parental Leave 9 Jun 2010
20 May 2010 Dear Kim, Thank you for your time on the phone earlier regarding the Australian Government's proposed Paid Parental Leave scheme. ... 

ACARA consultations - consult re the P-3 sections!! 31 Mar 2010
Dear Colleagues, The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has commenced its work. The Board of ACARA, chaired by... 

draft National Professional Standards for Teachers 31 Mar 2010
The draft Standards describe what is required of teachers at four levels - Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead - across three domains:... 

Award "Modernisation" for Kindergarten & Preschool Teachers 20 Oct 2009
The draft Standards describe what is required of teachers at four levels - Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead - across three domains: 

Early Years Learning Framework 30 Sep 2009
What are experiences of ECTA members in using this Framework? 

REWARDING QUALITY TEACHING (FED) 31 Aug 2009
The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, released Rewarding Quality Teaching, a new research report that will inform the development and... 

Advanced Early Childhood Teaching Capabilities 9 Aug 2009
Teaching Australia has carriage of a national initiative that seeks to identify 'capabilities' that can be seen as standards for Australian... 

National ECE & Quality projects 9 Aug 2009
Thank you for your participation in the first wave of consultations on the national quality framework for early childhood education and care. I am... 

Hansard transcript 23 Jul 2009
This transcript deals with new early childhood centres being created for 15 hours of teaching by qualified teacher and early childhood teachers... 

ECEC Quality Reform update 10 Jul 2009
Dear Early Childhood Education and Care stakeholder Some time ago you indicated your interest in being kept informed about reforms proposed for... 

National Curriculum Boardís (NCBís) Framing Papers summaries 21 May 2009
Dear Colleagues The consultation period for the National Curriculum Boardís (NCBís) Framing Papers on English, mathematics, the sciences and history... 

Professional Teaching Standards for Highly Accomplished Early Childhood Teachers of Children Aged 3 to 8 Years 15 Apr 2009
EC Teaching Standards project - acknowledging ECTA input Thank you Kim for agreeing to be a part of the Early Childhood Advanced Teaching... 

Prep teachers to implement the Australian Early Development Index in 2009 10 Mar 2009
On 3 March 2009, ECTA President Kim Walters attended a briefing session for government and community groups on the national implementation of the... 

Draft National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0 to 5 years 13 Feb 2009
still to be added 

MCEETYA Action Plan 2009-2012 13 Jan 2009
Mrs Anne Kuhnemann Executive Director Strategic Policy PO Box 15033 CITY EAST QLD 4002 Dear Mrs Kuhnemann The Early Childhood Teachersí... 

National Teaching Standards for Early Childhood 10 Dec 2008
ECA is drafting the Early Year Teaching Standards for Teaching Australia - they have invited ECTA to be on the reference group. There is also a... 

Brisbane Forum 21 Aug 2008
ECTA President Kim Walters attended the forum to present ECTA's views on the national early childhood framework being developed for use in all early... 

National Curriculum Board Forums 17 Jul 2008
On 17 July 2008 ECTA President Kim Walters attended a National Curriculum Board consultation forum at the Christi Centre in Brisbane to present...