The Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) is the IT system used by the Department of Education to manage funding and contracting with our funded early childhood service providers.

children playing instrumentsECCMS gives funded early childhood service providers secure access to information about their service details, annual funding agreements, annual funding specifications, financial accountability and performance management.

Login to ECCMS here

For assistance using ECCMS, refer to the ECCMS Service Provider Guide

Interactive e-learning  
This e-learning tutorial introduces you to the key functions of ECCMS. Please use this tutorial to learn, at your own pace, how to navigate and use ECCMS.

ECCMS Frequently Asked Questions.

Service providers need an AUSkey to log in to ECCMS.
Don't have an AUSkey yet? register here


The bi-annual community preschool census

The online portal for the Early Childhood Education  Preschool Census has now closed. The submitted census data will now be checked and DoE may need to contact you to confirm or correct aspects of the data you have submitted.

Thank you to all of the Service Providers that have provided the required data, this process greatly assists us in determining the funding allocations and planning of services.

All ECEC funded community preschools are required to participate as part of the Funding Agreement. If you are a funded community preschool and are yet to submit your Census data please contact the data collection helpline immediately on  1300 951 381 or  

Financial accountability

Service providers who receive funding under the early childhood education and care grants programs will now be able to complete their annual financial acquittal through the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS).

For information on financial accountability requirements, please refer to the following guidelines:

ECCMS user guide

Details on how to complete your financial reporting requirements and performance accountability online via the ECCMS can be found in the ECCMS Service Provider Guide.

Contact us for more information on ECCMS on 1300 755 426 or email


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