NOSHSA is an advocacy organisation, our goal is to inform and advocate for the provision of quality Out of School Hours Services to the Government and other decision makers in Australia.

This is achieved through the development of submissions and statements, based on consultation with our membership, the OSHC sector and related organisations.


Our state and territory members organisations work collectively to identify issues for the Out of School Hours Sector in their region and provide, where possible,  a national response to Government.


We do not work on the principle of majority opinion and respect that individual states and territories may have opinions that differ from each other. Our state and territory peak OSHC organisations also provide submissions to Government where they provide more detail pertinent to their experience in that region of Australia.


Our aim is not to silence the dissenting voices in our membership  and where necessary we identify the points of difference and the rationale behind those opinions.


For more information about submissions and current inquiries, please email



The following national submissions have been presented in response to Government enquiries:


Fair Work Commission February 2016
NOSHSA response to a reduction in shift hours for educators working in OSHC services.


Inclusion Support Programme Guidelines 2016-2017 to 2018-19 – Response to Draft for Consultation
December 2015
Download the report


Child Care Assistance Package  – Response to Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)
July 2015
Download the Submission

Productivity Commission Draft Report Inquiry into childcare and early childhood learning
September 2014


Productivity Commission Draft Report into Early Childhood Development Workforce
September 2011