A key aspect of the ACA Qld National Conference is the ability for all delegates to form linkages and connections to support their service, business, career or professional development goals. A key feature of the conference is the opportunity, both socially and professionally, to form new relationships and renew old connections between Approved Providers, Nominated Supervisors, Educators and Exhibitors.
For over 50 years, Guild Insurance has protected Early Learning professionals and their businesses, right across Australia. As a proud partner of the Australian Childcare Alliance, we’re protecting thousands of childcare centres right now. Being a 100% Australian owned direct insurer, all cover and claims decisions are handled locally, by us. With offices across Australia, we work closely with you to ensure your insurance needs are met to protect what’s important to you. And because the worst can happen at any time, our claims team is available 24/7, to help when you need it most. www.guildinsurance.com.au
Child Care Super is a specialist super fund that has been providing support to the Early Learning industry for 20 years. The Fund is dedicated to providing simple, convenient and easy superannuation solutions to employers and helping members build their superannuation savings so that they can afford the best possible life after they finish working. Child Care Super focuses on delivering real value to members and employers and our personalised service and work place visits are what set us apart. www.childcaresuper.com.au
MTA has been providing world-class educational resources for over 50 years. With over 10,000 educational resources on the website, chosen by teachers for teachers, with the current Early Years Learning Framework in mind. The scope of resources is broad, featuring Babies & Toddlers, Pretend & Play, Sand & Water as well as Furniture. Plus a massive Art & Craft range. With easy online purchasing with the unique online function of live confirmation of stock availability, MTA matches the great educational resources with great service. www.teaching.com.au
QK Technologies is Australia’s leading child care software provider with 7,000 services around the country. QK Technologies is well known and the core product QikKids assists in managing your attendances, payments and connections to CCMS as well as a selection of add on modules through the QK Enhanced suite of services. QK’s products are SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE and TRUSTED. Come and see us at the conference to talk about how you can join the 1,000’s of services around Australia using QikKids and our Enhanced services. www.qikkids.com.au
From July 2018, Australia’s child care system is changing. The new Jobs for Families Child Care Package will make child care more affordable, more accessible, and more flexible ensuring more children have the opportunity to benefit from quality early education. The centrepiece of the package is replacing existing child care payments with a single, means-tested Child Care Subsidy.
Support for disadvantaged communities is an important feature of the package. The Child Care Safety Net, which is being progressively rolled out from July 2016, aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start. www.education.gov.au
HESTA is the super fund for health and community services, with more than 800,000 members and $33 billion in assets. HESTA was established in 1987 to help its members, 85% of whom are women, achieve the retirement they deserve. As an industry fund — run to benefit members not shareholders — we keep fees and costs low so more money stays in your super account working for your retirement. HESTA maintains the highest ratings from all ratings agencies including a AAA-Quality Rating and MySuper of the Year Award from SelectingSuper and SuperRatings’ 10-year Platinum Performance Rating. More people in health and community services choose HESTA for their super. www.hesta.com.au
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