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A tale of two national appointments: Michele and Carla

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Michele Carnegie to lead CELA’s national sector development

Michele Carnegie joins CELA’s national executive this month.

Michele Carnegie joins CELA at the end of July in the position in executive leadership for sector development. As one of our first senior appointments since the launch of CELA, Michele will be responsible for learning and development,  sector alliances and government relations. Michele has a Bachelor of Rural Business Administration, Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, Social Return on Investment qualification from the Centre for Social Impact. She most recently worked with remote and isolated educators and families through Contact Inc.

Michele brings a wealth of diverse experience to this role, having a career that has spanned Program Management, Operational Management, Advocacy, Community Development and Business Management Consultancy. For the past eight years Michele has been immersed in the significant policy changes affecting the early and middle years education sector, where she has developed and led innovative, highly successful State and Commonwealth programs supporting implementation of EYLF, NQF and PFM across NSW.

With a knack for finding solutions and a deep knowledge of remote, rural and regional communities, Michele is an experienced advocate and dedicated to creating equity in education and overcoming the impact of disadvantage.

Connect with Michele on LinkedIn here.

Carla Yeates joins the national Implementation and Transition Reference Group for the Early Learning and Child Care Sector

Whether you know Carla Yeates as the volunteer president of Occasional Child Care Australia (OCCA) or as a member of our powerhouse Start Strong project team, you are bound to feel reassured that she will be one of the sector representatives on the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training’s newest reference group.

An occasional care service is a flexible early education environment that offers care by the hour – some services are eligible for CCB/CCR and many fill a niche that families cannot find in other forms of early childhood education and care.

Carla, the OCCA president for the past four years, will head to Canberra next week for the first meeting of the reference group, where it considers its terms of reference  to guide the latest tranche of reforms under the Jobs for Families Package.

Connect with Carla on LInkedIn here.

Is OC Australia’s best kept secret in flexible early education? Watch for new guest writers from the OC end of the sector from next week on Amplify!

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