Effective governance and leadership within the sector underpins the success of individual services and collective impact on successful outcomes for children, families, and services.  

As a Peak Body for Early Childhood Education and Care, Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) has been appointed by the NSW Department of Education to deliver an interactive program of training and resources to support those responsible for governance and compliance in NSW Education and Care services.

This Governance & Compliance program will assist Approved Providers and NSW Education and Care services in understanding their governance and compliance responsibilities. 

Who can take part in the Governance & Compliance program

  • This program is relevant to all Approved Providers and leaders of NSW Education and Care services, such as boards, community-based committee members, service owners, Directors and PMC's. 

What you can expect from the program

  • Participation in a 90-minute livestream training session 
  • An improved understanding of where knowledge gaps exist and links to resources to fill these gaps 
  • Access to a Governance & Compliance Portal with learning modules and resources 
  • Content relevant for all service types 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Micro Events focusing on key governance and compliance areas 

It's completely free to join the program

The program has been funded through the NSW Department of Education’s Sector Development Program and free for all participants.

Next Steps

Next Steps to take part in the Governance & Compliance Program:

1. Book a free livestream training session

1. Book

Approved Provider Roles and Responsibilities for NSW Education and Care Services and Providers

This session covers:

  • Information relating to the roles and responsibilities of an Approved Provider,  
  • An introduction to the NQF and the regulatory responsibilities for Approved Providers under the National law and regulations, 
  • Discussion of sound regulatory practice under the National Quality Framework with reference to real life examples to identify quality governance practices.

Q&A will provide the opportunity for participants to engage with each other and the subject expert.   

During this session, participants will be introduced to a tool which helps inform of any skill gaps and areas where they need to grow their knowledge. The tool will also provide tips on how to best utilise resources so as knowledge is shared across people in positions of responsibility such as individual Approved Providers, boards, committees and leadership teams. 


9 dates to choose from. Sessions run from October 2021 to March 2022

Who should attend?
This session is focused on Approved Providers, boards and community-based committee members, Directors, and PMC's at all NSW Education and Care Services -  Preschool, Long Day Care, OOSH, Family Day Care, Occasional Care, Mobile and Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s Services.



2. After the session login to the portal

2. Portal

Following the initial 90 minute livestream session: 

Participants will be directed to login to the “Governance and Compliance Portal”. This online portal will contain recorded learning modules, relevant resources and tools to support skill gaps, creating your own Approved Provider Portfolio.  

3. Continue your learning with new micro events, learning modules and resources

3. Learning

Keep an eye on your emails and the portal to access free micro events, learning modules and resources.

The Governance & Compliance program has been funded through the NSW Department of Education’s Sector Development Program.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact CELA on 1800 157 818 or training@cela.org.au.

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