Tania Porter & Erica McLuckie

Regulating for Quality – Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Approved Provider Workshop Presenters

Tania Porter is the Executive Director, in the Early Childhood and Education Improvement Division of the Department of Education. During her 9 years with the Department, Tania has been influential in the development of a range of services and programs to provide Queensland families with access to high quality and accessible early childhood education offered in a safe, inclusive and nurturing learning environment no matter their location or circumstance. Having started her career as an early childhood teacher, Tania is motivated by the opportunity to bring partners together to support all our young children to be the best they can be and have a great start to learning.

Ms Porter will discuss the new assurance review model system for Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) requirements. This presentation will provide an overview of trends and themes identifies as part of the reviews that were conducted this year to support improved compliance against the QKFS requirements.

Erica McLuckie is currently Director of Assessment and Quality Improvement in the Queensland Department of Education, and has more than ten years’ experience across central and line agencies in the Queensland Government, in policy, program management and regulatory roles.

In her current role, her focus is on developing expert regulatory practice and leading a program of reform to embed a contemporary risk-based approach to regulation across the Queensland Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care.

She is a founding committee member of the Queensland Government Regulator Network.

Erica also has seven years’ experience managing a non-government organisation working with disadvantaged children and families in the UK.

She has a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science

Workshop Topic
Supporting improved compliance against the QKFS requirements and Regulating for Quality
– Department of Education Skills and Employment