Category Archives: OOSH Update

ACCC releases preliminary findings on corporate merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released today preliminary findings on Bain Capital’s proposal to combine Camp Australia Pty Ltd (Camp Australia) and Junior Adventures Group (JAG). Camp Australia and JAG are the two largest commercial suppliers of before and after school care in Australia. JAG owns the OSHClub and Helping Hands brands. “The ACCC’s primary.
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Enrol Now for Professional Development and Training!

Our calendar of short courses for professional development and accredited training is updated regularly because we listen to our members and add new events as requested. Places are filling faster than ever before. Avoid disappointment and enrol early. This year we've added some new offerings including:
  • The OOSH.
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Have you heard about the Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to enrol, attend and receive your qualification or statement of attainment. As an RTO, Network (and all RTOs) must report annually to the Federal Government about accredited training enrolments. This data, including your USI, are required before your course enrolment can.
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Proposed Merger of Camp Australia with Junior Adventures Group

Network of Community Activities does not support the proposed merger between two of the largest outside school hours care providers in the country. Camp Australia (783 services) owned by Bain Capital in attempting to purchase the Junior Adventures Club known as OSHClub (263 services) and Helping Hands Network (119 services) , will hold at least 75,000 child care places and.
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Federal Minimum Wage Increase 2017

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision to deliver a 3.3% increase to the Federal minimum wage and Modern Awards. These rates will take effect from the first FULL pay period on or after July 1. The pay calculator is available on the Fair Work website. Stay Up To Date You can register to automatic receive.
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Anaphylaxis Update

The 3 second EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector was launched in June. It is important to note that the 3 second EpiPen® has not changed, just the label. The TGA has approved the label change, which includes: *   Reduced injection time from 10 to 3 seconds – this is based on significant research confirming the efficacy and delivery.
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Looking to Get a Qualification in OSHC?

Network has 20 new candidates commencing in the Cert IV and Diploma In OSHC this month and we are busy developing new processes to make the course even more relevant for existing OSHC educators. Generally the course takes 2 years and learners will be able to complete through a series of workplace projects and assessment.
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SMS Alerts – A new service to trial for Network members

Network has been getting feedback from members looking for a solution to send mass texts to parents in the event of a need for reminders or when an emergency strikes. To address this Network has teamed up with “The SMS Engine” (www.thesmsengine.com) to provide members with a quality SMS solution that you can use to.
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