New professional development opportunities for ECEC workforce

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The Australian Government today announced that the 2023–24 Budget will include measures to support the early childhood education and care workforce. The professional development subsidy, paid practicum subsidy and practicum exchange are designed to strengthen skills and professional experience, improve staff retention and supply, and increase capacity.

Find out more about the new early childhood workforce measures.

Read the media release Delivering a sustainable early education and care sector by ministers the Hon Dr Anne Aly MP and the Hon Jason Clare MP.