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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Use of the Early Childhood Resource Hub (ECRH) and the included Professional Learning Modules (PLMs) are subject to the Terms of Use set out below. Please read and ensure you understand these Terms of Use prior to using the ECRH. If you proceed to use the ECRH, your use will be taken as acceptance of these Terms of Use.

Education Services Australia Limited (ESA) may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. You are responsible for regularly reviewing them. Your continued use of the ECRH constitutes your agreement to the current version of the Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use were last updated on 30 October 2017.

In these Terms of Use:

Content means content on the ECRH.

Early Childhood Resource Hub or ECRH is the Early Childhood Resource Hub, but does not include websites to which the ECRH has links.

ESA means Education Services Australia Limited.

Registered User is an individual who has registered online to have access to the ECRH forums and to receive the ECRH newsletter.


Unless indicated otherwise, all intellectual property rights subsisting in the Content and the ECRH are owned by the Commonwealth of Australia. For the avoidance of doubt, no legal relationship is created between the Commonwealth of Australia and a Registered User or any other ECRH user.

ESA presents the Content in good faith and has endeavoured to ensure that all Content is accurate and does not breach any entity's rights at the time of its inclusion. However, the Content may contain unintentional errors and is provided 'as is'.

Where Content is indicated as being offered under a Creative Commons licence, you may use that Content in accordance with the relevant Creative Commons licence. Where Content is not offered under a Creative Commons licence, you may use, reproduce and communicate that Content free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.

You must not:

  • use the Content or the ECRH or any part of them for commercial purposes or without the acknowledgements;
  • do anything that would infringe the moral rights of the creator of the Content or the ECRH; or
  • circumvent any technological protection measure (for example, a password) or interfere with any electronic rights management information.

Where you use the Content in accordance with these Terms of Use, you do not need to comply with the requirements of any statutory licence (for example, pay royalties to a copyright collecting society such as the Copyright Agency) for that Content.

Acknowledgements for Third-Party-Owned Content

Content on the ECRH owned by a third party (that is, not owned by the Commonwealth of Australia) is indicated underneath that Content, except for:

  • Banner images: Educator with paints: © JOSE LUIS PELAEZ, INC./Image Source/Corbis; Chia plants: Homestead and Gardens /Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA-2.0; Parent and child with educator: © Education Services Australia Ltd; Group of attentive children: Howard Country Library System/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; iPad and hands: © Arman Zhenikeyev/Corbis; Colourful piano keys: Matt Molinari/Flickr, CC BY 2.0; and
  • Homepage images: Professional learning tile: Coloured pastels:; Woman looking at a light bulb:ImageFlow\; Child walking to school: © Education Services Australia Ltd; Educator and child: Golden Pixels LLC/Alamy; Circle of educators: nullplus/Getty Images; Educators at table: Chris Schmidt/Getty Images; Educator and 2 children reading outside: SNAICC; Child playing with painted tyre: kerriekerr/; and
  • Illustrations: Illustrations featured throughout the ECRH are copyright © Education Services Australia Ltd, and drawn by Andrea Smith Illustration & Design.

Rights and Permissions

For all queries relating to permissions, rights, and copyright please send an email to or contact ESA on (+61) 3 9207 9600.

Links to external websites

The ECRH contains links to internet sites not controlled by ESA ('Non-ESA Sites'). Your access to Non-ESA Sites and use of their content is at your own risk, and subject to the terms of use, legal notices and privacy policies of the Non-ESA Sites. ESA makes no representations as to, and is not liable for, Non-ESA Sites including, without limitation, the accuracy of, or the intellectual property rights subsisting in or the content of Non-ESA Sites. It is your responsibility to read and comply with any copyright information, notices or terms of use that apply to Non-ESA Sites.

ESA provides links to Non-ESA Sites which, at the time of linking, were of educational value. However, as content on Non-ESA Sites is not controlled by ESA, such content may change over time. If you discover that the content on a Non-ESA Site is unexpected or inappropriate for an education audience please contact as soon as possible.


You agree to keep your Registered User password for the ECRH secret and confidential. If you have reason to believe that your password is no longer secure (for example, if it has been lost or stolen), you must immediately reset your password via the forgotten password page.

Using the ECRH Forum

All posts which you make to the ECRH forum and for which you own the copyright will be made available to other users in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. This licence allows anyone to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt your post royalty-free and even commercially, provided they attribute your authorship each time they do any of those things. The full text of the Creative Commons Attribution licence can be accessed here.


Only Registered Users may post to the ECRH forum. If you want to post to the ECRH forum you must sign off the post with your first name. If you do not want to provide your first name, you will be able to read the ECRH forum but not create or reply to posts. If a post is not signed off with your first name, the post may be removed by ESA. Your forum alias must be unique and must not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, or threatening.

You may post content to the ECRH forum, provided that you comply with the following requirements. The content you post must not:

  • be illegal, obscene, defamatory, or threatening;
  • infringe intellectual property rights, invade privacy or be otherwise injurious or objectionable; promote any product, cause, or political candidate or party;
  • be misleading or false;
  • contain viruses or other computer files, or programs designed to interrupt, limit or destroy the functions of other computer software or hardware; or
  • interfere with any other Registered User's contribution to or use and enjoyment of the ECRH forum.

By posting content to the ECRH forum, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that post, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the post. You represent and warrant that the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use, and that you will indemnify and hold ESA harmless for any and all claims resulting from your posts.

ESA is under no obligation to monitor, filter, censor, edit or regulate content posted to the ECRH forum, nor is it obliged to refuse to post content. However, ESA reserves the right to:

  • edit or remove your post without prior notice;
  • terminate your access to the ECRH if ESA considers you are breaching any of the Terms of Use; and/or
  • co-operate with and notify any law enforcement authorities and disclose information including the identity of any person in respect of your content that may violate any relevant laws.

Liability for Posts to the ECRH Forum

You (and only you) are responsible for all posts made, and the consequences of posting, to the ECRH forum. Neither ESA nor the Commonwealth of Australia is responsible or liable for your posts to the ECRH forum.

ESA will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions or loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on the ECRH forum. You must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any post, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such post.


ESA's full privacy notice can be accessed here.

'Personal information' means any information or opinion about you from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably established.

ESA respects the privacy of individuals, protects personal information and complies with relevant Australian privacy laws. ESA will only collect your personal information if you become a Registered User. ESA will use your personal information only for the purpose/s for which it has been collected (if at all). The purpose includes providing some ECRH services, for example, the ECRH forum.

ESA takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information that it holds from misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. If you become a Registered User, the personal information that ESA may collect is your first and last name, your email address, and the name of your service/organisation. When becoming a Registered User you can opt-in to receive electronic communication (e-Bulletins) from the ECRH.

If you believe that the personal information that ESA holds about you is incorrect, please contact ESA at and ESA will take reasonable steps to amend that information.


Whilst ESA has made reasonable efforts to ensure that all Content available through the ECRH is educationally sound at the time of publishing the ECRH, ESA does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any Content.

In some cases the Content on the ECRH may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise material owned, developed, or contributed by third parties ('third-party material'). Third-party material is presented in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of ESA, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. ESA makes no representation or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any third-party material. The presence of third party material on the ECRH in no way creates any legal relationship between the third party and a Registered User or any other ECRH user.

The ECRH is provided to you on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and you use it at your own risk. To the extent lawful, ESA makes no representation or warranty (promise) as to the suitability or compatibility of the ECRH to any computer system, or that the ECRH is free of error, defect, virus or other harmful element or fit for the purpose you intend to use it. Neither ESA nor the Commonwealth of Australia will be responsible for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered by you or anyone else arising from your use of, or inability to use, the ECRH.


If you do not comply with these Terms of Use, depending on the nature of your non-compliance, ESA may either:

  • request that you cease your non-compliance and if you fail to do so, ESA may terminate your access to the ECRH by email notice to you;
  • immediately terminate your access to the ECRH by email notice to you.

Contacting Education Services Australia

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or want to discuss any matter regarding the ECRH, please contact ESA at

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Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated