Child care and education industry associations

A key activity of most industry organisations is to arrange public relations or advertising activities to promote the industry. They may also organise advertising campaigns to educate consumers about important issues in your industry. Contact your industry association to find out how they can help support your business.

Child care

  • Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) Queensland
    ACA Queensland is the peak private long day childcare centre association in Queensland - representing more than 200,000 parents and their 110,000 children. Becoming an ACA Queensland member entitles you to a range of benefits, including advice on industrial relations, networking opportunities and professional recognition.
  • Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
    ACECQA is an independent national authority that guides the way the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education is put into practice. Early childhood education providers can apply to ACECQA to be added to the list of approved programs, for a second tier review and for an Excellent rating. ACECQA can also approve international qualifications.
  • Central governing bodies
    These organisations help kindergarten services that receive funding under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme with questions about directing Queensland Government funding, providing an inclusive program, maximising enrolments and managing enrolment processes.
  • Early Childhood Australia
    Early Childhood Australia is the leading childhood advocacy organisation in Australia. They represent the interests of young children, their families and others involved in early childhood education and care.
  • Family Day Care Association of Queensland
    Family Day Care Association of Queensland promotes family day care services through research, making representations to government and increasing public visibility. They also provide resources, guidance and support to their members.
  • Queensland Children's Activities Network (QCAN)
    QCAN is the peak body for outside school hours care (OSHC) services in Queensland. They have a membership base of over 90% of approved OSHC services. QCAN has a range of services and products available for members and host professional development and support opportunities for the school age care sector in Queensland.
  • Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA)
    QCAA assists educators to deliver the best curriculum and assessment practices from kindergarten to Year 12.
  • Workforce Council
    The Workforce Council is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education's Inclusion and Professional Support Program (IPSP) to be the Professional Support Coordinator (PSC) for Queensland.


  • Association of Women Educators (AWE)
    AWE encourages and supports women so they can effectively pursue careers in education. Membership includes access to a national network, reduced rates for conferences, as well as the opportunity to participate in seminars and specialist workshops.

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