• Available Courses and Workshops

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    Child Australia online courses; offer an expanding digital library of online self-paced courses. These courses suit: educational institutions, schools, child care settings and parents. 

    Self-Paced Courses: these are courses completed within your own time! You may participate  and work through the materials in the way that best suits you and your lifestyle.There is a peer-to-peer chat cafe to extend and share your knowledge and minor review questions to complete the course.

    These  innovative courses are underpinned and compliment  the latest research, learning, and development  for educators, families and  children.

    Getting started has never been easier with our range of selected NEW SELF-ENROLMENT courses! You can now enrol yourself using PayPal or Credit Card. You will need an existing Child Australia Online Learning Profile to self-enrol or if you don't have one you can CREATE ONE HERE. Once you have an Online Learning Centre profile simply select the available SELF-ENROLMENT course you wish to study and enrol using our PayPal or Credit Card gateway.

    All courses include telephone support as needed from 9 until 5 p.m, AWST, Toll-Free phone number: 1300 66 11 64 or email olc@childaustralia.org.au.

    • FREE NQF Guides Browser

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      Click here to receive access to the complete National Quality Framework Guides Browser, along with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Framework for School Aged Children.

      • Enabling Environments

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        This is a  self-paced course - Available now

        Outcomes:

        • To Increase an awareness of professionalism and engaging interactions in regard to  ethics, responsibilities and the Early childhood code of conduct.
        • Critically analyse policy,practice and expectations of your service regarding the National quality framework, Australian Professional teaching standards and  Early years learning framework which affect families,educators and children.
        • Use practical  strategies for proactive communication and relationships
        • Discuss and design inclusive enabling environments
        • Develop and use risk assessment techniques.

        The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

        Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Enabling Environments and Risk Assessment HERE
        • Theory and Practice

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          This is a  self paced  course - Available now

          Outcomes include:

          • Extend knowledge of neuroscience and child development to underpin behaviour management and program planning for 0-12 yrs
          • Link knowledge to the Australian Professional Teaching standards, National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework
          • Provide Inclusive and best practice strategies for children,educators and  families.

           This course will take 2-3 hours per week and we recommend completion in three months

          Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Exploring Theory in Practice HERE 

          • Programming In Practice

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            QA1 Educational program and practice
            This course aims to make visible an understanding of how a service philosophy guides  visible program planning and practice

            Outcomes:

            • Reflective practice will be addressed with opportunities to explore how pedagogical documentation  informs decision making.
            • To understand the programming and planning cycle from an emerging Early Years and middle childhood approach. 
            • De-constructing the Early Years Framework, National Quality Framework, Kinder curricula and  Australian Professional Teaching standards.  
            • To share best practice strategies whilst making learning visible  with Inclusive practice for educators, Families and  children.

            The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

            Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Programming in Practice HERE

            • Teaching Development and Learning Platform

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              Course Overview

              Simply, a rezoning of thinking allows us to know that the principles and practices of teaching and learning are consistent across all high quality Early Childhood and Educational contexts. Educators need one platform which weaves the key dialogue for The Australian Professional Teaching Standards, Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and ACARA National Curriculum. This platform may also embed child development , learning areas, outcomes, knowledge, skills and dispositions into what we may term relevant child –centred competencies. This process ensures meaningful contextually developed pofessional practice which shows continuity between Education and Care, public and Independent services for 3-5 year/Kinder or Preschool  child. As a teacher you may design your own sociocultural competencies for your context.

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              Learning Outcomes

              • Develop a socio-cultural platform which includes EYLF, NQS, Australian Professional Teaching Standrds and ACARA National Curriculum
              • Develop a platform for cognitive/creative, multi-literacy and language, social/cultural and emotional, and physical health competencies
              • To design socio-cultural competencies relevant to your educational context
              • To reflect on program and practice principles relevant to your context

              This course includes 1 hour telephone support as required.

              • Child Aware

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                Child Aware
                QA2 Children's Health and Safety

                This self paced course aims to raise the awareness of child abuse and neglect. Factors that may increase  a child's risk of abuse and neglect is discussed. A reflection of how early and middle childhood educators can respond appropriately to children at risk of harm is vital. Participants will be advised of the reporting requirements and procedures for their State or Territory and receive information related to support agencies and resources for educators, children and families.

                The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 8-10 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Child Aware HERE
                • Rethinking Supervision

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                  This self-paced course looks at why educators need to have an understanding of supervision embedded in differing socio-cultural contexts of child development and learning. This underpins each child's uniqueness through family partnerships, directed and undirected play, intentional teaching, enabling learning environments and differences in community practice.

                  The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 1-3 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                  Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Rethinking Supervision HERE

                  • Self-Regulation: Identify, Reflect, Respond

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                    QA5 Relationships with children

                    This self-paced course aims to develop an understanding of self-regulation through an exploration of five domains, biological, emotional, cognitive, social and prosocial. Children’s behaviours, how effectively they can respond to everyday challenges, the role adults play in co-regulation and how these are all related to self-regulation will be explored.Throughout the course, the role of the educator in supporting children’s self-regulation abilities will be discussed. 

                    The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 5-7 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                    Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Self-Regulation: Identify, Reflect, Respond HERE 
                    • Food for Thought

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                      QA2 Children's Health and Safety

                      This self-paced course aims to develop an understanding of how the body’s digestive system works, and how nutrition plays a vital role in the growth and development of Children. We may explore, guides, regulations and goals for effective menu planning. Mealtimes with Children will be discussed, allowing Educators to identify and rethink which style best suits their environment.

                      The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                      Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Food for Thought HERE
                      • Babies and Language: Nature versus Nurture

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                        Babies and Language
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                        Language Development 1:  (ages 0-18 months)

                        This self paced course aims to explore ways to make the most of care routines to support Babies to become confident communicators. You will also develop awareness of how to identify Babies and Toddlers individual development.

                        The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 5-7 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                        Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Babies and Language: Nature versus Nurture HERE
                        • Effective Transitions

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                          QA1 Educational program and practice

                          This self paced course aims to provide practical strategies that may be implemented to support Children through times of change. Participants explore what ‘effective transitions’ look like at home and in an educational care context. The impact on a Child’s emotions and behaviour is discussed. Participants will learn how to develop a Child’s concept of time in relation to transitions and explores resources and strategies for best practice that support Children during transitions.

                          The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 5-7 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                          Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Effective Transitions HERE
                          • Physical Development

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                            QA3 Physical Environment

                            This self paced course aims to review the milestones of physical development with an exploration of how this area influences other developmental domains and factors that can influence a Child’s growth and development. Health, relaxation and skills related to fitness and well being will be addressed. Strategies that include play, music and movement, to enrich learning experiences  are promoted for well being .

                            The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 3-5 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                            Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Physical Development HERE
                            • Talking with Toddlers

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                              QA1 Educational program and practice
                              Language Development 2: (ages 1-3 years)

                              This self-paced course develops an awareness of mindfulness in talking in a myriad of ways to Toddlers.The time that Toddlers spend in 'conversation' with their caregivers has a really important impact on their social development and learning as they grow. This course will provide strategies and an awareness of Toddlers talking, through deep and meaningful 'play talks'. You will also develop an awareness of the need to identify and support toddlers whose speech and language skills need extra support.

                              The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                              Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Talking with Toddlers HERE

                              • Lost for Words

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                                QA1 Educational program and practice

                                This  self paced course aims to provide an overview of Children’s language and speech development. It explores the difference between language and speech. It shows typical development of language and how to identify Children who may have language difficulties. Strategies for supporting language development in children will be explored.

                                The time commitment for this self-paced course will approximately be 6-8 hours. Time is flexible but we recommend completing the course within three months.

                                Purchase Now through Child Australia’s Online Professional Development Shop or enrol yourself directly into Lost for Words HERE

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