National Workforce Census

Client: Department of Education, Skills and Employment

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment will conduct the fourth iteration of the Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census (National Workforce Census) in 2021. The Social Research Centre will conduct the data collection on behalf of the Department.

The National Workforce Census provides detailed information about the early childhood and child care workforce in Child Care Subsidy approved child care services in Australia. This will help inform and implement early childhood and child care policy, to ensure that high quality early childhood services are provided to young children and their families.

The National Workforce Census collects information on service usage, children with additional needs, access to preschool/kindergarten programs and staff details, including demographics, qualifications, current study, main role, years of experience, and employment arrangements.

To register for the National Workforce Census click the ‘Register’ buttons on this page then enter your Login Code provided to you.

To complete the National Workforce Census click the ‘Login’ buttons on this page then enter your Login Code provided to you.

If you have lost your Login Code, would like assistance or have questions about the National Workforce Census, please contact the National Workforce Census Helpline on:

Further information about the National Workforce Census can be found below:

Registration overview and tutorial