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Approved Provider and Governance Program — New Provider

Streamline your Approved Provider and Governance training with our online learning and personalised consultancy packages. 

Welcome to CELA’s Approved Provider and Governance Program – expertise and knowledge at your fingertips. Enrol now!


Being an Approved Provider comes with significant responsibility, so it’s vital that you are confident in your knowledge about the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations. Effective governance and leadership underpin the success of individual services and the collective impact on outcomes for children, families and services.  

CELA's Approved Provider & Governance Program makes it easy for new and existing Approved Providers and NSW Education and Care Services to understand their governance and compliance responsibilities and refresh their knowledge in specific areas of the National Quality Framework.  gives you access to CELA's comprehensive Approved Provider support and training via our online learning portal, one-on-one support, membership and resources.  

Please choose carefully as we do not offer a refund if you change your mind or find yourself unable to take part - read our Terms & Conditions for further information

What's included

  1. Four hours of individualised support with one of our Approved Provider experts.  Our one-on-one support aims to increase your understanding of operational requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF). During two separate two hours sessions facilitated via Zoom video conference, we will cover all aspects of the NQF including responsibilities under the National Law and how to apply the National Law and Regulations in relation to education and service governance. 

    At the end of the second session our Approved Provider expert will talk you through what you will be facing as you put your application forward, with tailored information based on your service type and structure.   

  2. Complete online program access for 12 months for up to 6 people. Program access includes a range of self-paced online workshops, video tutorials, quizzes and an extensive knowledge library. Guide your learning journey by downloading our unique Knowledge Matrix, which can be used as a training needs analysis tool. Once you have analysed your learning needs, you can explore the four workshops and choose where you would like to focus your learning. 

    Note: A CELA representative will enrol the participant in the online learning portal after purchase. Once enroled, the participant will receive an email inviting them to log in and change their password (the enrolment process will require 24 hours of processing time on weekdays. If the purchase is made on a Friday or over the weekend, the enrolment will be completed on a Monday).
     
  3. A year’s membership with CELA, including access to a wealth of knowledge and inspiration through our 1800 support line, publications and resources, plus significant discounts on training, events and consultancy. 
     
  4. A copy of CELA’s Starting from Scratch Toolkit. The toolkit contains a series of fact sheets designed to help support you through the process of starting an early education and care service. Each fact sheet provides an introduction to its topic as well as some key concepts and requirements for your consideration and further investigation. 

 

Three reasons to enrol now 

  1. We help you to build confidence and support you throughout your Approved Provider journey

    With 4 hours of individualised Approved Provider support and a year’s membership with CELA, plus access to our self-paced learning portal for up to 6 people, you will be supported to learn and flourish through each stage of your Approved Provider journey.
     
  2. Save time and avoid frustration with our clear and concise self-paced learning program 

    You gain access to the most comprehensive program of its kind, for up to 6 people in your organisation. Explore four workshops with 25 tutorials, a range of acitivities and quizzes, PLUS our comprehensive knowledge library. Each tutorial is aligned with a range of resources to support you in understanding the National Quality Framework, effective governance, and your role as the Approved provider. Our knowledge library contains over 100 resources and weblinks which have been categorised based on the topics covered in the course, making it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it. 
     
  3. You will benefit from CELA’s expertise, built over 44 years as a peak body for early education and care

    We have delivered Approved Provider and governance training to thousands of people and are trusted by government to deliver sector training on this topic. We’ve condensed years of expertise into this easy-to-use knowledge portal. 
     

What you will learn

  • An understanding of the National Quality Framework.  
  • Valuable insights into how quality is assessed and rated under the NQF.  
  • Clarity around the responsibilities of the Approved Provider under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.  
  • An understanding of how Approved Providers can comply with the National Law and Regulations through the development of sound governance and reporting procedures.  

 

Starting learning today. At your own pace and in your own time. ENROL NOW!

For more information, call a CELA representative on 1800 157 818 or email info@cela.org.au
 

Online learning program curriculum 

  • Introduction: Approved Provider and Governance Program
  • Workshop 1: What is the NQF?
  • Workshop 2: How quality is determined under the NQF
  • Workshop 3: Compliance and the NQF
  • Workshop 4: Identifying systems and processes to maintain compliance 
  • Conclusion: Approved Provider and Governance Program 

     

What’s included? 

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Meet your facilitator: Kerrie Maguire
 

Kerrie Maguire.pngKerrie has been working in children’s services for over 20 years and is one of Australia’s leading early education PD specialists. Driven by a passionate belief in educators' significance in children's lives, she is committed to driving quality service delivery within the ECEC sector. She has an in-depth understanding of the National Quality Framework, learning frameworks and supplementary regulations. Kerrie is renowned as an inspiring and effective communicator with a unique ability to connect and engage with professionals at all levels of career development. 


 

Why train with CELA?

We have delivered Approved Provider and governance training to thousands of people and are trusted by government to deliver sector training on this topic. We’ve condensed years of expertise into this easy-to-use knowledge portal. 

CELA is a not for profit peak body, so booking your training with CELA benefits you and the entire sector. Any profits made on training fees are re-invested back into our advocacy efforts, membership benefits and the development of new training initiatives. 

 

Important for bulk purchases

Are you planning to purchase this program for multiple members of your service or organisation?

During the booking process of this course, you are required to provide a unique email address for every attendee, organisation/service or staff member you are purchasing the course for. A unique email adress is required for login and enrollment purposes, i.e. you cannot provide a generic (the same) service/organisation email address for for multiple members of your organisation or service when purchasing this program. 

Are you planning to purchase this program for multiple members of your service or organisation?

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