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Workforce Action Plan 2016-2019

The Workforce Action Plan (WAP) 2016-2019 Adobe PDF document1.1M aims to improve the capacity of Queensland's early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce to deliver quality outcomes for children.

One of the most significant contributors to quality ECEC service provision is an educated and skilled workforce.

While considerable progress has been made in upskilling Queensland's ECEC workforce, there is more work to do.

Demand for more child care places, coupled with the need to meet qualification requirements and educator-to-child ratios, continues to present challenges for Queensland's more than 2,700 approved services - especially those in rural and remote locations.

Extensive sector consultation undertaken as part of the WAP Review has helped to determine today's workforce issues and provide direction around what will be needed in the future.

The WAP responds specifically to priority issues identified during consultation, and is designed to be flexible and responsive to emerging issues as the sector continues to adapt to change.

Stakeholder engagement will be essential throughout the life of the plan to continually refine our understanding of what works and ensure that support is effectively targeted.

Together we can continue to work to build a workforce that supports quality education and care for all children and their families.

WAP initiatives

The WAP sets out initiatives in each of three priority action areas:

Key WAP initiatives include:

Further new initiatives that will be rolled out over the coming months:

Keep up-to-date with the WAP

The department will continue to work with the sector to produce annual WAP reports, track progress of the plan and identify priorities for implementation.

Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on the progress of the WAP as well as full details of new initiatives as they become available.

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This page was last reviewed on 22 Feb 2016 at 02:50PM


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