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National Workforce Strategy Implementation and Evaluation Plan released

13 Sep 2022

Shaping Our Future, National Children's Education and Care Workforce Strategy

Throughout 2021, Australian governments and sector stakeholders closely collaborated to develop Shaping Our Future External Link, a ten-year strategy (2022–31) to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce.

In August 2022, Education Ministers endorsed the Shaping Our Future: Implementation and Evaluation Plan External Link detailing how the 21 national workforce actions will be progressed, monitored and reviewed, including 13 short-term actions to be progressed by the end of 2024.

Implementation is a collective responsibility between all stakeholders and requires collaborative effort to achieve the strategy’s objectives. Representatives from all governments, the children’s education and care sector and key national stakeholders will continue to be involved in the implementation and evaluation of the strategy to ensure it remains fit for purpose over the next decade.

Since the release of the strategy in October 2021, governments and stakeholders have progressed a range of new and enhanced workforce initiatives aligned to its focus areas.

ACT-specific initiatives include:

The Shaping Our Future: Implementation and Evaluation Plan is available to download on the ACECQA website External Link, along with a summary of new and enhanced workforce related initiatives.