Call for nominations

Join the CCSA Board in 2023.

CCSA is calling for nominations from people interested in taking up a position on the CCSA Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a unique and well-respected organisation by helping to build on the work we have carried out over more than 50 years.

Benefits of being on the
CCSA Board

As an elected Director on the Board, you will have the opportunity to represent the membership and the governance of CCSA and contribute to the effective advocacy and support for early childhood education
and care services.

• Participate in the strategic growth and development of CCSA 
• Engage in active discussions with other professionals 
• Contribute to ECEC policy development 
• Contribute to advocacy about key issues in the ECEC sector 
• Work with people who have the same goal of a strong ECEC sector through better management and governance
• Increase your skills and knowledge in management and governance 
• Access to professional training opportunities 
• Expand networking opportunities 

Meet the
Current Board

We strive to attract and retain the best people who share our vision. Our team are representative of our culture and strength which are founded on our collaborative approach and pride in exceptional outcomes.

Benefits of being on the board.


Contribute to CCSA

Participate in the strategic growth and development of CCSA , engage in active discussions with other professionals. 


Contribute to the Sector

Contribute to policy development, advocacy around key issues in the Sector.


Increase your skills

Increase your skills and knowledge in management and governance, access professional training opportunities, expand networking opportunities.

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Knowledge, Skills and Experience required

Competencies Role Related

Knowledge of Governance – includes an understanding of the role of the director of a board. 

Financial Literacy – the ability to read and comprehend accounts and financial material, and contribute to sound growth/financial management strategies. 

Strategic Expertise – the ability to review the strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion and contribute to the effective decision-making of the board. 

Managing People and Achieving Change – experience in current management thinking on employment, strategic vision and stakeholder communication. 

Risk Management – experience in managing areas of major risk to the organisation. 

Industry Knowledge – bring a range of knowledge and expertise to the Board.

Commercial Judgement and Instinct – demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and able to assimilate and synthesise complex information. 

Legal – the board’s responsibility involves overseeing compliance with numerous laws as well as understanding the individual director’s legal duties and responsibilities. 

The above skills and experience may have been gained in paid or unpaid work. 

Competencies Personal

Integrity – fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting CCSA’s interests before personal interests. 

Collaborative – a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board directors where necessary. 

Emotional Intelligence – as well as self-awareness and self-management, a director needs to demonstrate empathy manifested through strong interpersonal skills. A director must work well in a group, listen well, be tactful yet able to communicate a cogent and candid viewpoint. 

Effective Communication Skills 

An active contributor with genuine interest in CCSA business. 

Additional Criteria.

In addition to the above criteria you will need to: 

• attend meetings in Katoomba, other locations and/or online at least 6 times per year (expenses covered by CCSA) 
• participate in online adhoc meetings as required
• have access to internet and email 
• be prepared to read all required materials prior to meetings
• understanding that positions on CCSA’s Board are held for up to a three-year term
• have or be willing to obtain a current Working with Children Check, a National Police Check and a Director Identification Number (DIN)

Nominations have now closed.