Early Childhood Australia (Tasmania Branch) has been at the forefront of guiding the development and implementation of sector-led Tasmanian Workforce Strategies since 2017, a journey made possible through support and funding from the Department for Education, Children and Young People through the Education and Care Unit Grant Program.

Image of the front cover of the Early Years & School Age Care Workforce Strategy documentThe ‘Early Years & School Age Care Sectors’, encompasses a range of services such as centre-based long day care, centre-based outside school hours care (OSHC), family day care, pre-school and kindergarten. The Early Years & School Age Care Sectors Workforce Strategy Tasmania 2021 & Beyond, released in 2021, aims to support the development of a ‘proficient, professional and activated Tasmanian early years and school-age care workforce now and into the future’.

The EYSAC Workforce Strategy is characterised by a collaborative, sector-led model, where all stakeholders join forces. Key focus areas, integral to the strategy, are derived from challenges and opportunities identified through stakeholder engagement via the EYSAC Innovation Network.An image of page 22 of the EYSAC Workforce Stragey Tasmania 2021 & Beyond

To learn more about EYSAC, please visit the EYSAC online hub where you will find helpful information and resources that you can engage with and share with others, actively contributing to building a skilled and dedicated early years and school-age workforce in Tasmania.