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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia's children. We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access early childhood education and care (ECEC) throughout Australia.

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Transition Pack from DET

Transition Pack

As the very first step towards transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy, all early learning service providers should have now received an email from the Department of Education and Training (DET), titled "Important information about your Child Care Subsidy transition", which explains everything you need to do to receive your new CCS approval numbers so that you and your services can be transitioned to the CCS.  This email was sent out in mid May. However this information is also covered on the DET website here

Service providers should have also received a "Transition Pack" which was sent to the service provider's mailing address. DET mailed them as "Signature on delivery" - if the addressee was not available at the time of delivery, Australia Post will have left a card asking for the pack to be collected and signed for at the local post office. 

Read more: Transition Pack from DET

Are you having trouble with your Child Care Software Activation Code in PRODA?

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As part of the provider transition process, early learning service providers will need to complete their PRODA registration.

This includes completing the on-line transition form. You will be asked to activate, register and set up your child care software, and then provide your child care software provider with an Activation Code, along with your CCS Provider ID and CCS Person ID. 

If you have started this process some time back and generated a PRODA Activation Code, you may find that the code has expired and no longer works.

Read more: Are you having trouble with your Child Care Software Activation Code in PRODA?

Link your key personnel in PRODA

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Key personnel will need to be registered with PRODA, as nominated by the service owner(s) or management. 
The Department of Education and Training has produced a fact sheet explaining which personnel will need to register with PRODA.
You can read the fact sheet here

Under the new legislation, providers will be required to undertake a number of checks, for example, criminal history checks, for all personnel added to their organisation and these checks must be dated no more than six months prior to the date the individual was added. 

This requirement is in Section 55 of the Child Care Minister’s Rules 2017 (the Minister’s Rules).

Read more: Link your key personnel in PRODA