The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) pays particular attention to cultural competence in working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as discussed in question 9. Research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found it is critical for non-Aboriginal staff to be aware of how to engage and support all cultures, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, as services are more effective for Aboriginal
Strengthening Community Actions: Communities power to identify and implement actions directly addressing the healthy lifestyles of individuals plays a major role. Shape Up Australia acknowledges communities abilities to work as a unit by providing and setting health priorities, decisions and implementing strategies. Shape Up Australia emphasises the importance of changing lifestyles as a nation stating “As a nation, our waistlines are growing. Today, over 63% of Australian adults and one in four children are overweight or obese.”, this brings a sense of community and unity in working to improve overall
Target group and stakeholders Stakeholder Interest / stake Importance Australian government To deliver participation and high performance results and improve their capability, sustainability and effectiveness Support the financial and the other assistance Staffs Focus on the objective and support the organization to achieve the goals Take care of the process and promote the activities Trainer To support the sport participate to improve their ability and skill Suggest and educate the sport participate how to improve their performance Sport participate To improve their ability for sport performance which can be anyone who are interested in or student in school Be a part of the organization and promote the organization for the others School and school teacher To encourage the student to be sport participate to improve their ability To support the student to attend this organization 4. Methods Goal 1: Increased participation in sport Goal 2: Increased international success Goal 3: Sustainable sport Goal 4: Enhanced ASC capability to lead, partner and
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been evaluated as a lasting legacy for Gillard (Nicholson 2013, pp.6) in aiming to reduce inequities faced by individuals and groups in society. This legacy is further benefitted by Gillard’s goal to revolutionise education, through increased funding and adopting a student-centred approach to education and national curriculum (Gillard 2012b). By focusing on equality and fairness (Johnson 2011, pp.572), the Gillard government saw success in policies regarding introducing national employment standards under the Fair Work Commission Act 2009 (Government of Australia, 2010), reinvigorating multiculturalism (Tavan 2012, pp.547) and finally initiating the use of plain tobacco packaging, a huge achievement in society (Arkley 2014,
One of the two educational goals outlined in the Melbourne Declaration (2008) is that “All young Australians are to become...Active and informed citizens.” With this in mind, this unit of work is designed to foster student’s learning in the concept of introduced species. It will open students’ minds to some of the ideas and controversy surrounding introduced species today; what are some of the dangers, what went wrong in the past, how are we still feeling the effects now, how something in one country won’t necessarily work in another. The key outcome that this unit is based around is GE2-2 and it fits into the Stage Two curriculum under the content ‘The Earth’s Environment’. This unit will act as a precursor to students exploration of globalisation in Stage Three where in they will discover some of the wonderful things that can, has and will come out of it.
1) Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 The key policies of this act are as follows: • Promoting each individual children’s best interests whilst incorporate a new focus on the child’s development. • Supporting a more integrated system of effective and accessible child and family services, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. • To improve outcomes for children and young people in the Child Protection and out of home care service system. * A principal feature of this act relating to cultural competence is: Maintaining vulnerable Aboriginal children within their communities. 2) Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 This act “sets out the objectives and guiding principles for the National Quality
The Melbourne Declaration commits ‘to supporting all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens’ The Australian Curriculum acknowledges the changing ways in which young people will learn in the 21st century and the challenges that will continue to shape students learning in the future. The curriculum is important in setting out what will be taught, what students need to learn and the expected quality of that learning. The commitment to develop a national curriculum reflects a willingness to work together, across geographical and school-sector boundaries, to provide a world-class education for all young Australians. Working nationally makes it possible to harness collective
Research into how children think and learn has suggested that children absorb the most information while they are participating in activities which are intentional teaching methods. Taking into consideration previous knowledge of the children’s cognitive development milestones and what strategies work best for teaching at certain ages or year levels has helped this resource to be accurate and well suited to year one students and is also useful for teachers to utilize in a classroom setting. This resource was created based on the current Australian Curriculum, The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and cognitive developmental milestones. Children using this resource will improve knowledge on shapes and learn how to explain the differences of various shapes; children may also find that this resource may improve development for counting and reading as they are also main components. Supporting the progress of learning shapes is vital for children as this is a skill they will use as children all the way through to
the implementation of an integrated and seamless system of licensing, regulation and accreditation within a national quality framework for early childhood education and care services; b. the development of options for quality standards which could be applied in early childhood education and care settings; and c. approach for the development of a quality rating system for early childhood education and care services (Stokes, 2012). These initiatives included the introduction of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education, which was implemented from January 2012, heralding a shift in the historic divide between ‘care’ and ‘education’ for children attending early childhood services in Australia, offering a more integrated system which combines both education and care (Durry, Miller & Campbell, 2013), under a structured, efficient and accountable system. In so doing, taking the first steps to formally recognizing the early childhood sector as an integral part of the educational system in Australia. The primary objectives behind the introduction of the NQF is to ensure; a. Health, wellbeing the safety of children attending education and care services; b.
The development of the post-industrial revolution, the information age and globalisation are changing the nature of leadership. Leadership is one of the basic characteristics of abilities that lead to a competent quantity surveyor attempted by Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the leadership is one of the best ways to enhance QS’ professionalism, with leaders serving as role model for the staff (Abdul-Rahman et al., 2012). One of the critical success factors that would lead to project success is human management factor, including providing a cohesive team and leadership, good human relationship, and a comprehensive communication management plan (Abdullah,
This article by Opeskin (2013) aims to provide a detailed account of Australian courts that accurately reflects how it functions today. Opeskin (2013) considers this ‘State of the Australian Judicature’ address is the first detailed account of information about the Australian courts and judges since Chief Justice Barwick’s inaugural address to Australian Legal Convention in 1977. Opeskin (2013) describes the judicial system with the purpose of revealing patterns within the system, which may in turn prompt reflection about their purpose. The article’s focus is on the larger questions regarding how the judicial system has evolved in the relatively recent past. Opeskin’s (2013) article is segmented into six sections, with each addressing a different attribute of Australian courts and judges based on available data: size and growth, tiers of the court hierarchy, state versus federal judicial systems, civil versus criminal subject matter, regional dynamics, and gender composition.