The Early Childhood Resource Hub professional learning modules are self-paced and free. You will receive a certificate once you have successfully completed one or more of the modules.
Select the View all courses button below to access the separate website that houses the modules.
As this is a separate site, you will then need to:
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- create a new account and password
- enrol into each module via Self enrolment (Student).
Professional learning modules that support understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and people
These modules are designed for use by all educators working in early years settings. Each module will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.
- Personal cultural competency: This module helps you build your own cultural competency in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This course looks at power and positioning of cultures and the difference between being in a mainstream and a minority culture.
- Embedding culture in teaching practice: This module focuses on teaching practices and curriculum. It is designed to help you if you are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. It also provides ideas and support for contexts where there are no Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children, families or staff members.
- Building a culturally competent and responsive service: This module gives you actions that you can use across your entire service. It covers policy, workforce development, resources, environment, community engagement, partnerships and advocacy.
Professional learning modules that support leadership skills
- Supporting emerging leaders in education and care services: This module
focuses on supporting educators who are new to a leadership position or thinking about applying for a more challenging role. It explores theories of leadership and the characteristics of effective leaders, examines useful strategies in leading a team, and offers opportunities to reflect on the place of ethics in leadership.
- Initiating and managing change in early years services: Getting your ideas adopted can be hard work! Find tips for managing resistance, setting a vision for your team and in sustaining new initiatives in this free online module initiating and managing change in early years services.
Additional professional learning opportunities
- Disability Standards for Education for early childhood (prior to school) is a free, two part course for educators in pre-school settings. The course is designed to help you uphold your legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). These obligations focus on providing fair access to education for students with disability. The course is available from the NCCD website.
- Disability Standards for Education for education assistants is also available from the NCCD portal. This course focuses on the legal obligations in the DDA and DSE from the perspective of an education assistant.