The first providers granted the new professional development subsidies will receive their money this month.
Those who met the first quarter deadline will receive payment via the Child Care Subsidy System by 30 September.
The subsidies are the:
- professional development subsidy, which supports qualified early childhood educators to undertake additional training and
- paid practicum subsidy, which supports early childhood teachers in training with paid placements to complete tertiary qualifications.
This financial year, eligible providers are those with:
- First Nations services and educators
- services and staff in regional, remote and very remote locations.
The Australian Government is investing $72.4 million from 2023/24 to 2026/27 in the subsidies and a professional exchange program. These were announced in the May 2023 budget.