Funding for Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres - North West Tasmania (Completed)

  • How much?

    Capital and Operational funding is available 
  • Apply when?

    from 2/05/2009  to 12/06/2009 
  • Who to contact?

      Ph: 1300 653 227  Email asdchildcare@dss.gov.au 
Short Description: Funding applications sought for ASELCC in NW Tasmania.

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is seeking applications for the establishment and operation of an Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre for North West Tasmania as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to establish six Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres across Australia. This initiative is in addition to the Australian Government’s $190 million Helping Children with Autism package.

FaHCSIA is seeking the implementation of an appropriate distributive model for the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre that takes note of local demand and the unique nature of the North West Tasmanian region. The model should link effectively with existing services, limit duplication and build the capability of the Tasmanian Autism sector.

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre in North West Tasmania will provide children aged zero to six years with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) with early learning programs and specific support in a long day care setting. FaHCSIA is seeking the implementation of an appropriate distributed model for the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre that takes note of local demand and the unique nature of the North West Tasmanian region. The model should link effectively with existing services, limit duplication and build the capability of the Tasmanian ASD sector.

Applicants are required to register their intention to apply by 5pm AEST on Friday 15 May 2009.

Applications close at 2pm AEST on Friday 12 June 2009.

Application Pack

Applicants should note that the selection documentation, including the Operational Guidelines, have been revised and include changes to the original Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre model.

Potential applicants are invited to download the following documents:

If you are unable to download any part of this Application Pack, please email asdchildcare@dss.gov.au.

Questions and Answers during the Application Period

A questions and answers facility about the selection process will be available on this website during the application period (2 May 2009 to 12 June 2009). Answers to questions received during the application period will be posted on this website by 2pm every Thursday during the application period.

Questions will not be responded to after 5pm Tuesday 9 June 2009 (in the last week of the application period).

More information

For more information regarding the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres including the open selection process for the North West Tasmanian location

 

Content Updated: 27 September 2013